Saturday, June 6, 2020

Friends of Unity June Blog Hop

Welcome to another monthly hop! (Yes, I know, another one.) But this time, it’s the Friends of Unity Blog Hop, coming again to you with the chance of winning some Unity goodness! I’ll be giving away a new stamp set this time, so be sure to comment on each blog for a chance to win it! Speaking of winning, my winner of last month’s Unity gift certificate is:

Wilma Marquand DeGraffenreid!

Please message me, Wilma, your email address and I’ll contact Unity Stamp Co., promptly! Thanks again for stopping by!

Now, this month’s theme is Wings! And, although there’s a lot of options here, I decided to take advantage of many of the beautiful bird stamps I have in my collection. And, I’ve veered completely away from traditional cards. Hope you enjoy my spin on this fun theme!

First off, I created this colorful tag. I was inspired by my new Tim Holtz Speckled Egg collection and this pretty foiled tissue paper I received it in from Joggles! Besides other products I used the oxide spray, the oxide ink and the Embossing Glaze very shiny... I’m in love)! I used @ couple of stencils and the birds, sentiment and background stamps from Just Want To Be Me 3/19 SMAK kit.





My next endeavor, ay yi yi, this one took several days to create! This time I was inspired by an artist paper included in the most recent Somerset Studio Summer 2020 magazine. I cut that down into pieces (it was already marked up with dividing lines). I also used my new Tim Holtz inks as well as other inks, cut up ephemera from many different collections, ribbons, brads, lace, pearls, pin, cloth, Washi tape and embossing powders. This time I was inspired by my crafty friends to create an accordion vintage card. 

A very, very close friend let me vent all my pent up anxieties on her one day recently. All sorts of old icky stuff came out (kind of like, cat fur balls) and it was just what I needed to relieve pressure. So I created this special card with her in mind. We’ve been friends since grade school... so she’s my other sister from another mister!

Anyway, sorry to say, I didn’t take an inventory of all the SMAK, KOM and other kits used to create this one off card, but if you have an interest in any stamp, just let me know what page (1 being front) and I’ll get back to you! The dimensions are 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. I used a 5 1/2 x 12 inch strip of paper to start and scored it at 4 1/4 twice. I did the same with a second strip. I overlaid the last few inches of the first strip on the second and cut off the trailing end. In essence, I ended up with 6 sides I decorated and 2 plain (8 total). I used a double sided paper as the base (cool back speaks to friendship). I used Authentique papers as first layer, except for front and back... which I created myself. I then used my cut up paper in a variety of ways. If nothing else, there’s a lot to look at in this card... hope she likes it!

















Now, on to the rest of this great hop: 

44 comments:

  1. Oh my word, these are just stunning! I love the mixed media style (and the hubby calls me a 'bird nerd' lol) and the vintageness. All the textures are so yummy. I'm totally impressed & in awe of your creativity.

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    1. Aww, thank you so much, Becca! This was so fun to do!

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  2. Oh my gosh....your projects are just amazing!!!!

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  3. Wow, wow, wow!! Joyce, your accordion vintage card is amazing!! So much pretty to look at... I've gone back and forth looking through all the photos so many times, discovering new things each time! I love it! Your sweet tag is also beautiful! You always inspire me so much!

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  4. Omg! These are incredible. We all need that friend we can vent to... I'm that person for a lot of my friends. I bet your gal pal will cherish that labor of love!!!

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  5. Awesome looking
    tag and love the
    amazing card you
    made for your
    friend!
    Carla from Utah

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  6. Wow! Joyce, your projects are just amazing - love them all!

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  7. Spectacular projects Joyce! You have quite the birdy stamp collection!!!

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    1. I do... and I didn’t even use them all ;) ... thank you, Vannessa!

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  8. Really, what they all said..spectacular, gorgeous! So imaginative! Thank you for sharing your talent!!

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  9. I always love your wonderful tags, but that card is absolutely amazing! (I will also message my info to you... thank you!)

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  10. Gorgeous!!! Your tag is beautiful and your little accordion card is spectacular!! I love your tutorial walk-thru. Fantastic!

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  11. I just love your project. How lucky would a friend be to receive that gift from you! Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Absolutely beautiful, especially that little tag with so much goodness! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Wow - the colors on these are so beautiful! Gorgeous!

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  14. I just love the variety of styles and images on your projects, and the sweet little card you made for your friend is absolutely charming.

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  15. Wow! I'm in awe of your layers, colors, and details...every time! Just gorgeous projects, my friend. I love all the birds and the sweet colors on your tag. And that accordion card is just stunning. I love all the many stamps, colors, layers, and all your little details. You're friend is sure to LOVE it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Love that tag! But your vintage accordion card is wow, wow, wow! I love all the details. Just fabulous projects!

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  17. Joyce, something cathartic happened to me here. What a special post, and, I feel so moved by your projects. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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    1. Oh, thank you very much for those kind words!

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  18. All of your bird cards are so pretty but that one with the little blue and yellow lovebirds just makes my heart happy! The embellishments you used make these almost look like jewelry pieces.

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  19. The tag was brilliant, but then I saw that work of love for your friend...I am speechless. It really is a work of the heart and than you for sharing it with all of us on your blog.

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  20. Sweet birds! Love the way your project came together!

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