Saturday, January 8, 2022

Friends of Unity Blog Hop

 Hello, crafty friends - I’m back again for another Friends of Unity (FOU) blog hop. This month’s FOU theme is one of the hardest card types for me, a CAS card (clean and simple card). However, because all of my craft supplies are jumbled together in a huge pile awaiting the completion of my new crafting space, I lucked out! I could create a few cards with minimal effort and few tools by pulling out odds and ends that happened to be on top of the pile! Yay!

Wanted to remind you that personal giveaways are always offered as part of our hops! This month, I’m offering one! Be sure to leave a comment… on the cards, the hop or even your challenge with CAS cards, for a chance at the giveaway. I’ll be posting the winner in February’s hop!

The first 2 cards were created with a recently purchased paper pad from Studio Light, titled, Lovely Moments. I used Unity’s donna downey flower from the Imperfection is Beauty kit and “paper pieced” it to create a couple of simple cards. The flowers contain both glued and raised petals to create an interesting texture to the flowers. I used several Unity background stamps and light pink and green distress inks and a Gina K Kraft ink to add texture behind the flowers. I then used paper from the pad for the sentiments and added both clear ribbons and enamel dots to complete the cards.



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The third card was created using the flower from the Wishing You Joy kit and the sentiment from the Rosey Thoughts kit. I stamped the flower on both the plain white paper and a mixed media pad I found! I found my watercolors and painted the flower parts to match the blue paper I found. Before adding the fussy cut flower pieces, I added paint spatter in red and blue. I then used foam tape to add the flower parts and used Washi tapes to emphasize the sentiment, and enamel dots to complete the card.

Overall, given my lack of skills at CAS cards, and a little handicapped with lack of both my Big Shot and stamping platform, I think these turned out pretty okay. Thanks for stopping by… don’t forget to leave a comment and check out the rest of the hop!

Next stop:

Robyn’s Blog

Or check out the beginning post:

Crystal’s Blog

19 comments:

  1. I love both cards and even with your CAS themed cards, I can see your personal style shine through! I love the large flower in soft pinks and browns with the sheer ribbon. Also the third card is awesome with the washi tape peeking out from the sentiment. Beautiful!

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  2. Wow wow wow! I love the vintagey feel of the paper you chose - its a perfect choice!

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  3. these are all so breathtaking! I love all three! I would say the second pink is probably my favorite, but I have the set from the blue one! Gorgeous

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  4. Love all three cards, and your choices in colour. CAS or other type - your personal style makes it easy to identify which cards are yours. Beautiful.

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  5. All your cards are lovely, I love the colour of the blue flowers

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  6. Ab.so.lute.ly stunning! I will be using the 1st card inspiration for a lovely lady at church, it suits her beautifully! Thanks. Love the description of why you placed something, it helps us who struggle with initial creation so much, thanks! I love the red accents, would not have thought that combo. Love these cards. Yay for a new craft room and still crafting meanwhile. Happy New Year!

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  7. Ooh, the paper pieced flowers are so delicate and pretty, and really lend themselves to a CAS design.

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  8. WoW absolutely stunning cards!! I struggle so much with florals but your cards INKspired me to play around a bit more.

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  9. These both turned out fabulously beautiful!! Always love the little details you put into your art work.

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  10. Wow, Joyce!! You nailed the CAS cue... seriously love your cards!! All three are gorgeous! Love love love!!

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  11. Joyci e l , you are so blessed with a gift and talent to make colors flow that are so easy on the eye.🥰

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  12. So pretty, I
    love the second
    card!
    Carla from Arizona

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  13. Such pretty cas cards. Love the florals. TFS.

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  14. Wow! These cards are Clean and Simply amazing! Just beautiful!

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  15. Great job making these cards. I like the paper piecing and water coloring.

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  16. Oh my goodness, I truly love the soft beauty of your pink card. The paper pieced petals are just gorgeous!

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  17. Joyce, these cards are beautiful! I've always wanted to paper piece this lotus. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. Love the paper pieced flowers. They have so much dimension! Always love your work!
    Vannessa Osbourn

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