Give Thanks – August KOM

Hi everyone I hope your week is off to a great start. Today I wanted to stop in and share a fall card using the August 2020 kit of the month from Unity Stamp Company. The kit is full of so many beautiful red rubber stamps as well as beautiful sentiments. Today I chose to work with a fall wreath from the kit as well as a sentiment.

To begin I started with a piece of Canson water color card stock. I first started by creating a watercolor background using Gansai Tambi Watercolors. I used the following colors to create the background: 42 Aureolin, 46 Burnt Sienna, 32 Red, and 33 Cadium orange. For this background I used a wet on wet technique. I placed water on the background, then brought in each color to the paper. I have found when creating a background the wet on wet technique works very well for allowing the watercolors to move and blend together. It is important to let each layer dry before adding more color. I have found best results when they dry on their own. I did two layers of color and on the second layer I did add some blush gold 91.

Once my background panel was dry, I embossed the wreath using Brutus Monroe embossing ink and then used Brutus Monroe Gilded Gold embossing powder. I then used Karin brush markers to color the fall leaves and acorns in. I used the following colors: Red 209, Amber 195, Gold 283, Sepia 074, and Henna 105. Since I did a watercolor background I did very simple coloring. I did one layer of color and then added a second layer in different parts of the leaves and acorns for added interest. I then used a Hero Arts nested rectangle die to die cut my panel. I added some metallic splatter to the watercolor background in a red metallic and orange metallic. I used a piece of dark orange card stock from my stash and glued that to my card panel. I then placed the wreath panel on top. I chose a sentiment from the set called Give Thanks. I stamped this in black and then die cut it using a Gina Marie designs stitched Circle die. I adhered this with foam tape. I added a few sequins for added sparkle.

Today is the last day of the sale at Unity stamp company. Many sets are on sale for 55% off, over 600 stamps in the sale category (Fall, Halloween, Love & Friendship, Kids, Pets, School). Add the items to your cart and at checkout you will use the code FALL 55 to see an amazing discount. I encourage you to check out the sale and the different categories. I have them linked here for you as well. Thank you for stopping by today and be sure to check back in the next week as the new kit of the month, as well as all the new memberships will be revealed!

I have shared several cards on Instagram over the last few days using the AMAZING new releases at Unity Stamp Company! I have had so much fun working with these new sets! Check them out too – they are all on SALE!!!!!

Teach Love Inspire
Letting Go
Monster Hugs
Hey There Pumpkin

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.

Crafty Hugs,


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