Welcome to July’s Friends of Unity Blog Hop focused on Vintage. With my cast and splint finally off (broken wrist) and healing underway, I couldn’t wait to get back into the blog hop... especially with this month’s theme being one of my favorite styles!
This blog hop, as usual, offers giveaway goodies. I will be doing a giveaway this month as well. To be eligible, please leave a comment on each blog in the hop. Winners are randomly selected and posted on or by the next month’s blog hop. I also want to take this time to congratulate Karen Decknick, the winner from my very last blog entry... yikes, from April’s hop! Please message me with your address within the next 2 weeks to secure your giveaway!
For the first card, I used Unity’s Magnolia Flowers kit, Authentique vintage paper pad and an assortment of ephemera, ribbon, BoBunny paste, a stencil and enamel dots. I started by stamping the whole image of the flower with Hickory Smoke oxide ink. I then used a pink Ranger embossing Powder to outline the flower. The lineup wasn't exact, but I was actually okay with that. I then used black watercolor to add shading to the image. I stamped the sentiment onto ephemera, stenciled a design on another sheet, added shading to the edges and finally added dots.
For the second card, I used A Girl and Her Adventures Kit. I started this one by stamping on a sheet from Kaisercrafts MemoryLane pad using a combo of Vintage Photo, Tumbled Glass and Iced Spruce to match the paper. I then took a brown pen, lightly outlined the image and added the sentiment. Again, I used a variety of ephemera, flowers and ribbon. I also used corrugated paper and inked it in the same tones. I added distress color to the edges and called it done.
I wanted to use the camera image from the same kit for the last effort. So I took a large Graphic 45 tag and first started using background stamps from the When I See You Kit. I then stamped the camera and sentiment. I added special papers and ephemera using a glue stick. I cut up one of the papers to add the numbered pieces. I also added a doily a friend sent me. I inked up the edges, added “Shoot!!”, a stamp from a gift bag and added outlines, and darkened edges. I finished up the tag with ribbon scraps and paint spatter.
Just to remind everyone, we are not sponsored by Unity Stamp Co., but they do approve of this hop. I and my fellow crafters on this hop are keen users of their products and enjoy focusing our attention on monthly themes where we can showcase a variety of their products - old and new! We use our own stash as giveaways to share our inspiration and ideas with others. Hope you enjoy these efforts as much as we enjoy doing them! If you are interested in my art journey, I invite you to follow me by clicking the follow button, or adding your email!
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