Saturday, October 3, 2020

Friends of Unity October Bog Hop

Welcome to the Friends of Unity October Blog Hop! Birthdays are our focus this hop, just in time for several occasions in my immediate family! Remember to comment on each blog for a chance at winning some Unity goodness!

For the first card, I used another Somerset Studio artist paper, as I very much enjoy the artistic look of them... a development skill I really want to acquire. Notice the script in the paper... which is where i got the idea for this card!

I decided to use the leaf from the Letting Go kit. Using purple, red and blue archival inks, I stamped the leaf out. I then added coordinating brighter/darker watercolors to the image. Using the 6/17 Be Fearless SMAK kit, I white embossed the script over the image and fussy cut it out. 

To make the card stand out, I used purple paper as a foundation, to frame a purple embossed random Unity birthday greeting, and as a fussy cut shadow for the leaf. I added purple crystals for accent.

The second card began with watercolor paper and 2 Altenew spray inks ihtn blue and green. I then used the wonderfully versatile Small Details background stamp with Coffee archival ink. I also randomly added some Dinged Dots using the archival ink as well. I then added the corner stamp from the Hello Beautiful kit using a brown Nuvo embossing powder. 

Next, I turned to the main image, the car from the Consider Yourself Vintage kit. The image was embossed using Aqua Tinsel powder. After consideration, I decided just to use just one of the sentiments from the kit (knowing my audience). I pulled another sentiment from Slowly Turning Classic. I decided to use vintage ephemera to stamp the images on using Ground Espresso oxide ink. I also used a long stamp from an old kit to stamp around the sentiments. I then cut the sentiments down.

Having the base piece, car and the sentiments, I decided to pull Kraft cardstock and looked for a "road" like stamp. Found one in the The Ocean is Calling. I stamped it on the card stock and white embossed it on the background several times. I tore the Kraft cardstock, attached everything together onto a Kraft card base, and added crystals, studs and ribbon to complete the card.

Now, on to the hop! You should have come here from - 

Eileen’s Blog!

Now, follow on to -

Bobbie Sue’s Blog!

If you need to start from the beginning, head over to -

Crystal’s blog!


 





29 comments:

  1. Always love your color palettes!! So much depth and art to everything you make!

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  2. great cards. There is so much detail in your background on the second one. Amazing

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  3. Gorgeous cards, Joyce! Your first is so beautiful... I love the colors and that leaf! But your second card really caught my eye... one of my fave color combos! Gorgeous!!

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  4. Your first card seems to have many more layers than it actually does, thanks to your multi ink technique of the leaf. I like that you also made a more masculine card. We don't seem to see as much of those.

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  5. Awesome cards, I love your colour combos!

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  6. Love the colors in the leaf card!

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  7. I like both of your cards but that leaf one just blows me away. The script and colors are gorgeous

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  8. OH MY GOSH! Your two cards are sooooooo AWESOME! I absolutely love the colors for the leaf card! And that second card is so cool too!

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  9. Holy moly soooo pretty! The leaf is perfect for an autumnal birthday. Now that classic card is very very nice! I have an alter ego that thinks it knows how to do mixed media, but my other side just stares and it seems everything comes up cute and pink. I love the texture and studs and flow very very much. Might copy this to feed my alter ego. Fun!

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  10. Love the gorgeous
    first card! Great
    design. The second
    card is so fun.
    Carla from Utah

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  11. Love your cards, especially the vintage look in the 2nd one! Love those colors together!

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  12. I love these! The colors on your leaves is so beautiful!

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  13. Fabulous cards. I like the colors on both and the vintage look on the second.

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  14. Love everything about these beauties! The colors, the designs, the textures.

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  15. Love the script overtop of your leaf! Amazing cards Joyce, thanks for sharing!

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  16. Great cards! I especially love the leaf design!

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  17. Two amazing cards! I love the script on the leaf; fabulous!

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  18. Wow, love both of cards!!! Color scheme perfection! I will always love the stamp featured on the 2nd card. :)

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  19. So cool! Love the color palette!

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  20. The colors and textures on your cards really caught my eye!

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  21. Your cards are wonderful. Love the colors you chose

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  22. The script in the leaf is stunning!

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  23. Both cards are amazing! I love your work!

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  24. Both of your card have awesome details.

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  25. I love your colors, layers, and all the little details. Just beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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