Saturday, June 4, 2022

Friends of Unity June Blog Hop

 Welcome back to another blog hop by my crafty friends in the Friends of Unity group! This month our theme is:

As you may already know, individual members periodically give away Unity kits to folks who commented on their blogs. This month, I’m honoring 


 … for her contributions. Thank you so much for commenting on my blog last month. Be sure to PM me your address and I’ll be sending out a package to you shortly!

My first card was based on the Love You to Pieces Kit. This was a pretty simple card to make and I tried to keep colors muted to appear more masculine. I used glitter inks to give the pieces a little shine.

For the second card, I pulled out a couple of old SMAK kits, Radiate Joy (5/2020) for the sentiment and The Ocean is Calling (1/2018). I started this one by white embossing the lighthouse on brown cardstock. I then white embossed the fishnet pattern all over a greenish patterned paper for the background.

I added gold crayon and Posca pen markings for the lantern light rays and applied some circles and shading to the rocks and spray at the bottom. I then used yellow Stickles to add some glitter to both areas. I found a paper button and beads I thought would match for embellishments. I also added coordinating sequins. Using a Seth Apter powder, I embossed the sentiment on a strip of the same patterned paper I used for the base.

Hope these gave you some new ideas to try! Now onto the rest of the hop! You may have arrived here from:

Alaine’s blog

Next up is:

Robyn’s blog

Or, you may want to start from the beginning at:

Crystal’s blog


  1. The missing piece card is a beautiful muted masculine palette. This is another set I have never seen. The sentiment is such a sweet one too! The lighthouse card is gorgeous embossed in white on a dark, rich backdrop. I love the shell embellishments and the button that has beacons of light on it!

  2. Fab cards, Joyce! Loving the colors of your first card... perfect for a masculine card. I love the puzzle pieces too! I'll have to see if I have that set already or it's going on the wishlist! Your second card is AMAZING!! Wow!

  3. Awesome masculine cards! That lighthouse is gorgeous!

  4. Haven't seen either of these sets before! So awesome! Love them both!

  5. Always look forward to seeing your creations...sensational.
    Lighthouses always make me smile.

  6. I love these ideas Joyce, I have a lighthouse die that I could use for the second one

  7. The puzzle piece card is really cute & colorful. But the lighthouse card is my fave; love all the dimension & interest. It's beautiful.

  8. Love both cards but the missing pieces is my favorite. Beautiful!

  9. Such fun layering and textures for both of these cards. I like them both!

  10. Awesome cards and
    the Lighthouse is so
    cool looking!
    Carla from Arizona

  11. Fabulous masculine cards with these images.

  12. The puzzle pieced card is great. Love the colors you used. Not seen the lighthouse set before-nice card!

  13. Rachel both cards are amazing but that 2nd one take caught my eye!!!!!!

  14. Joyce, these are perfect! Love the whole vibe of your lighthouse card...gorgeous!