Smile You are Loved – Mixed Media Style

Hi friends! I am excited to stop in and share a beautiful new release with you from Unity Stamp Company – Smile You are Loved. I used this beautiful new floral stamp kit to create a mixed media style card! I hope you like it! Let’s get started!

Stamping and Coloring

Today’s card features a simple mixed media style! This year I am hoping to learn more about mixed media and adding these techniques to my cards! I started by stamping the large floral image onto Neenah 80lb cardstock. For today’s project I wanted to use my alcohol markers! I don’t use these very often, as I am not as comfortable with these! To be honest, I get a bit nervous with them! Once I stamped my imaged, I practiced different blends on scrap paper before I started working with my flower image. Once I built up my confidence a bit, I started to color my flower image! I always admire card artists who color with Copics, so wanted to try again! I love the “flicking” method, the details and the realistic appearance this gives to floral images! I don’t own many Copics, but I do have the full set of Ohuhu brush markers and used these for today’s card.

I worked from darkest to lightest and build my color this way. Overall as I continued I started to relax and had fun with the coloring! Maybe I will try it again! When my coloring was done I went back in with a gel pen to add white highlights. Next time I will add colored pencils to the nooks and crannies! I used my brother scan and cut to trim the image and set it aside!

Background

Once my floral image was colored and cut out, it was time to start my background. To create the background I chose a stencil from Altenew – Sketched Lines Stencil. I adhered the stencil to an A2 card panel with tape and then used Ranger Texture paste with my stencil. Once I completed the texture paste I used a gold glitter from my stash on top. I thought this would be a fun way to add a bit of shine on the white background! I set this aside to dry!

Once the panel was dry, I trimmed down the card panel using a double stitched rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs. I added a few splatters as well using both black and gold.

Putting it Together/Sentiment

This kit has 3 beautiful sentiments, I chose the sentiment Smile you are Loved. I stamped the sentiment and then trimmed it down with my paper trimmer. I added foam tape to both the floral image and the sentiment. I wanted to add a bit more gold to my card. I chose a gold thread from my stash and wrapped it around my hand about 10 times and then trimmed the thread. I then adhered this behind the floral image and my card was complete! I added a few gold accents onto the floral image using Stickles.

Unity Stamp Company also released several other stamp kits this past weekend! I did share these cards on social media, but wanted to attach them here as well!

I created a card using the ADORABLE Love Puppies stamp set designed by Graciellie Designs! Isn’t this set so cute! It has 2 adorable puppy stamped images! If you love these puppies, Unity also released a CUTE paper pack that coordinates with these pups – Love Puppies paper pack

Unity Stamp Company is loving gnome stamp sets and I am too! They just make me smile! I created a fun and bright card using Shenanigan Gnomes. I paired this with the AWESOME Kawaii Rainbow kit which was a recent Unity release too!

Be sure to check out the AWESOME sale too! All Friendship and more stamp kits are 50% off – add them to your cart to see the discounts appear!

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.

Thank you for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow to share the new monthly kits that will be releasing over at the Unity website! You don’t want to miss these beautiful kits!

Crafty Hugs,

Natasha

4 thoughts on “Smile You are Loved – Mixed Media Style

  1. Awesome cards Natasha. The gorgeous coloured flower card, so bright and beautiful.
    The cute dog card and of course last but not least the awesome gnome card, I love gnomes!
    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome inspiration, stay safe and have a great week.

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