Hi Friends! I am so excited to be back and share with you the AWESOME new release at Unity Stamp Company! This release has something for everyone and I couldn’t wait to share it with you! You can see all of the new stamp kits here. There are new backgrounds – 3 new ones is this release, adorable new gnome kits, new Graciellie Design including a stamp kit and pattern paper, as well as a gorgeous new floral sentiment kit! So let’s get started with the beautiful Hello Fresh Start January sentiment kit! This kit has 14 stamps!
Stamping and Coloring
For my first card I wanted to create a one layer card. I love dimension, but thought this set was so pretty to stand alone! I started by stamping the large floral image from the Hello Fresh Start January sentiment kit on Fabriano Hot Press watercolor paper. I used my Karin markers to color this image. When I watercolor I enjoy mixing colors and adding layers to my cards! For this image, I initially had it in my mind to use soft colors, but then I got a bit carried away with adding colors, so I went with it! Has that happened to you? For this card I used the following colors: Pale Pink 220, Lipstick red 181, Gold 283, Orange Red 051, Apple 210, Curry 297, Olive Black 441, and Egyptian Blue 305. I added several layers of colors, always letting it dry in between.
This set has AMAZING sentiments and the font is beautiful! I stamped the sentiment on my card panel using black ink. To complete the card I added splatters using Gansai Tambi Starry Colors, in #902 and Arteza metallic colors in Copper. I love adding splatters! I try to choose colors from within my images generally. I then die cut the image using a stitched rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs. I adhered my card panel to the card base. For a finishing touch I added Stickles to parts of the floral image in a purple color. I like how this compliments the orange floral image. I hope you enjoyed my first card!
For my second card I am sharing the beautiful new Criss Cross Hearts background stamp! I love background stamps and this is a perfect addition in my craft room! Today I wanted to show you how I created a watercolor striped background using this new stamp! Let’s get started!
To begin this card I stamped the beautiful new Criss Cross Hearts background stamp using a black ink. I wanted to create a striped watercolor background. I taped the image to a board and used washi tape to create the stripes on my background panel. I wanted the stripes to be different dimensions so I didn’t measure, I laid the tape down. I then used my distress inks to create the watercolored background. I used Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, and Peacock Feathers. I started by laying down water on the section of the card panel and then applied the distress ink using a paintbrush. I followed the same pattern for the other sections. I originally left a few white stripes, but I wasn’t happy with this, so I added gold Gansai Tambi over the whole panel. I completed the whole process two times. I then set it aside to dry.
I then stamped the adorable bird from One Crazy Bird on Canson watercolor cardstock. I heat embossed the image using clear embossing ink. I completed a quick watercolor using the same colors of distress inks as shared above. I added watercolor around the bird image as well and set it aside to dry.
Putting It Together/Sentiment
While everything was drying I started to work on putting the final elements of this card together. I chose a piece of pattern paper from my stash and used a die from Gina Marie Designs. I trimmed down the stripped panel and adhered this to my card base. Using the same die I trimmed down the hearts background. I used a circle die with the same outer stitching to trim down the little birdie. I decided on placement of everything and adhered down the hearts and adorable birdie! I chose a sentiment from the One Crazy Bird kit and heat embossed this on black card stock. I trimmed it down using a die cut from my stash and popped it up with foam tape!
I created a 3rd card for this awesome new release! I will share a picture with you and links to the products used!
Happy Birthday Gnome
Here is a link to the products used on this fun Birthday Gnome kit!
- Happy Birthday Gnome stamp kit
- Circles a Plenty – Deco Foil Toner Card Fronts
- Deco Foil
- Distress Oxide: Shaded Lilac
- Waffle Flower Skinny Strip Dies
Unity Stamp Company is kicking 2021 off with an AMAZING new release and a HUGE Sale! Check out the sale here! There are amazing stamp sets at $10, $12, and $14! WOW!
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.