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 

Carol

 … 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


15 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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  3. Awesome masculine cards! That lighthouse is gorgeous!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  11. Fabulous masculine cards with these images.

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

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

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

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