Hi friends! Hope you are doing well! It has been very hot here the last 3 days! Which means I did have a bit of extra crafty time! I am super excited to be able to share 3 cards with you using some of the NEW RELEASE at Unity Stamp Company! This new release is beautiful and so much fun! Here is a link to all the new arrivals. Unity is also celebrating their birthday with a site wide SALE.
Let’s get started with 3 of the new stamps released. My first card is using the set Aging Gorgeously – July 2020 Sentiment Kit
For this card I chose to watercolor using my Peerless Watercolors. I love the bold colors in this set. I used the following colors: Jackqueminot Red, Mauve, and Chrome Green Deep. I used 2 layers of color on this floral image. Once my watercoloring was complete I set this aside to dry. A few weeks back I had a fun afternoon and made several backgrounds using alcohol inks and glitter. I tried something different, I placed the alcohol ink on my glass mat, added glitter, placed photo paper on top, then used my brayer. I was excited to see it work. It was a fun way to use the inks, along with photo paper.
I wanted to add a little more dimension to the card. I used a Gina Marie Designs Die – Slanted Brick Background die. I adhered the alcohol background to this die cut and then adhered it to my card base. I fussy cut the floral image and adhered this with foam tape. I then chose this beautiful sentiment from the kit and adhered this with foam tape. I love the added dimension! This set has so many beautiful birthday sentiments – I hope you will check it out!
For my second card I am using the set Words in Bloom. This set was illustrated by my dear friend Sandhya Iyer. When I first saw this set I wanted to create a set of notecards! I think this set would also make a beautiful slimline card, or even added to the outside of an envelope! So many beautiful possibilities with this set!
I started by stamping each of the floral words in this set – you will see each flower has a different sentiment on the stem: Hello, Blessed, Believe, Hope, and Kindness. I did simple coloring on each of the floral images for these cards using my Tombow markers. I then added some Glitter on each floral using Brea Reese liquid glitter. I die cut each floral using a Hero Arts rectangle die and then matted these on black cardstock. To create the background I used the Faithful Letter Background Stamp – Unity Stamp Company. I stamped these on a kraft card base. I wanted to soften the background a bit, I used distress oxide in: Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain, and of course some gold splatter. I added die cut leaves in coordinating colors to each card. Foam mounted the floral panels and my card was complete.
For my last card I am using the beautiful new Succulent Border Background, also illustrated by Sandhya Iyer. I love background stamps! I truly love to color, but wanted to showcase another way to use a background stamp today! Background stamps are so versatile and can be used in so many ways!
Once my image was stamped, I taped the watercolor card stock down to a wood board. I then took out my Nuvo shimmer powders! These are so fun to work with, I love all the different colors within one bottle! I used the colors: Golden Sparkle, Catherine Wheel, and Green Parade. I added a bit of each color to the stamped image and then sprayed water. It’s so fun to see the colors come alive! I have learned it is best to let the colors dry. Initially it looks a bit messy, but it does come together!
Once my panel was dry I did add a bit of color using my zig clean color brush markers. I added colors in different areas to add more interest! I then die cut my panel 2x using a rectangle die cut. I used a foam background under the center panel to add more dimension. I adhered these to my card base. I then die cut a Congrats sentiment 3 times (2x in black and 1x in gold) and stacked these together. I then chose the Celebrating You sentiment from the Aging Gorgeously – July 202 Sentiment Kit , foam mounted this and added a few gold sequins! I hope you like this one too and give this idea a try!
Unity is also celebrating their birthday with an AMAZING site wide sale, as well as a few new crafty products on their store! I hope you will check it out! Here are just a few links:
- NEW stamp arrivals
- NEW Crafty Supplies in the shop
- Mystery Grab Bag
- NEW Monthly Subscriptions Kit of the Month Uniquely Unity Whit Card Kit SMAK
- Paper pack SALE
Thank you for stopping by! I have listed all the products I used within my post. You can click on any of the links I have shared if you are interested in purchasing the products. The products listed are a compensated affiliate link, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I really appreciate your support.
Have a great afternoon! Crafty Higs,