Saturday, November 2, 2019

Friends of Unity November Blog Hop

Back for another Friends of Unity Blog Hop! This month our theme is Giving Thanks! And we do give thanks for all your support over the years! To celebrate 2 years of hopping, next month we have some special surprises coming your way, so be sure to stop back!

As usual, several members are doing giveaways this month. Be sure to comment on each blog for a chance to win a freebie! Now it’s time for me to announce my winner from last month...

Sandra Van Blaricum!

Step right up Sandra and PM me your address to claim your prize! Be sure to contact me in the next 2 weeks! Congrats!

Now, onto my cards. A little unusual this month as besides focusing on 1 stamp kit, Unity’s Simple Blessings kit, I also decided to use a paper I developed over the summer. I developed it Primary Elements pigment and copper glitter. I’d been waiting till the right time, fall, to use it and so... here we go!



The first card I decided to use it as the background paper for this flourish stamp. I heat embossed the flourish and a sentiment from the Ol’ Fashion Holiday Love kit. I added leaf die cuts from a Bo Bunny paper, black and red paper backings, shimmery paper behind the sentiment and crystals to complete the card.


The second card I just white embossed the pumpkins from the kit of the sparkly paper, fussy cut them out and white embossed the sentiment on wood grained patterned paper. I added a a knitted background paper and ribbons. To complete the card I added crystal dots.


For the final card, I took the leaf stamps, the special paper and several colored archival inks and stamped and clear embossed the leaves using multiple colors on each leaf. After embossing the sentiment on another piece of glimmer paper, I fussy cut and adhered the leaves, added crystals and framed the card using gold peel offs. I mounted it on green corrugated paper.



Had fun using up the paper I created! Now, for your enjoyment, on to the next blog in the hop (be sure to leave a comment before you go!):

You are here!

Reminder, we are not sponsored by Unity, but they fully endorse our efforts to share the Unity love! We’re just a team of crafters having fun focusing efforts on monthly themes and sharing our creations, hoping to inspire! Our giveaways are from our private stashes!



45 comments:

  1. That middle card....I am so going to get those pumpkin

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  2. wow, these are beautiful!!! Love the embossed leaves! So pretty, all that shine!!
    And yay, thanks for picking me as your winner, I will PM you!

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    1. Thank you and... Congrats... sent you a pm back!

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  3. Wow! Your cards are gorgeous, and that paper is phenomenal!!

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  4. These cards are amazing as always, you are truly an artist and your work just always blows me away. Its amazing what a plain piece of paper can turn into.

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  5. Stunning cards Joyce, I can't pick a favourite

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  6. Your sheet of paper is just a major WOW! So so beautiful Joyce! Everything you did with it is beautiful!

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  7. OMG! SO MUCH FUN! What a cool technique and fun fall colors!

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  8. I think your cards are the definition of yummy. lol I just love how you do your backgrounds and they turn out so perfect. LOVE those pumpkins!! All of your cards are really beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much, Becca, for your kind words! I’m glad you enjoyed this hop!

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  9. Wow--these are all so fabulous with your special paper.

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  10. These are all fantastic but WOW I love those pumpkins!!

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  11. These are all great! I really was drawn to the simplicity of the second card and the papers you chose.

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    1. I do so like my pattern paper! Thank you, Holly!

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  12. Ok, the leaves take it. I love leaves, fall is my favorite season. And that paper you created wow, gorgeous.

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  13. Your primary elements technique works perfectly for the fall! Love all of your cards and those pumpkins are dang cute!

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  14. AS always, all of your cards are beautiful - so many textures and art elements. Those leaves are just stunning, so that has to be my favorite of the 3 cards. Love the playing that created that stunning paper

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  15. Wow, that background paper you made is beautiful and you're right that it's perfect for fall projects. I'll bet it's even more spectacular in person

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  16. Joyce, beautiful cards! LOVE the background you created on the first one! As you know, I love those pumpkins on the second one. Beautiful leaves on the third one. Just fabulous!

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  17. Wow, fabulous job on
    these cards! Love the
    papers and the leaves.
    Carla from Utah

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  18. Beautiful fall cards! I love the leaves and the pumpkins! Great colors!

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  19. That pumpkin card is great (so are the others too)! Love your creations!

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  20. Delightful cards with amazing backgrounds! Nicely done!

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  21. Your palettes make my heart so happy, these cards are lovely!

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  22. Wow! Your paper and the texture on all of these is stunning! I'm not understanding how you did the second one. Are they paper pieced?

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  23. OMGoodness! Just gorgeous cards, Joyce!!! Love the papers you made. Just stunning. Love all the stamps you used and really great details and designs. Thanks for your inspiration and friendship!

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  24. Amazing cards! You never disappoint. =) I love the background the first one. (Mine always turn out like mud...) The pumpkin card is so fun. I love the way the leaves turned out on your 3rd card.

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  25. Wow Joyce :) I love the mixed media feel your cards have to them!!! I'm a new blog follower too! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  26. Gorgeous background. Love these warm autumn colours. Hugz

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  27. Oh my! I am in love with all of your cards! Every one of them are absolutely beautiful! Love the look of the pumpkins on the 2nd card.

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