NEW Release – Unity Stamp Company

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.

Card Assembly/Sentiment

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!

Stamping/Coloring

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!

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!

Additional SALE……

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,

Natasha

Just Hold On – Monthly Floral Release

Hi Friends! I wanted to stop in to share with you the beautiful new monthly floral release from Unity Stamp Company! I am super excited for a monthly floral stamp set for each month in the coming year! Today I am sharing the first set with you called Just Hold On! This set has a beautiful carnation and 3 beautiful sentiments! I am so excited about this set! Let’s get started!

Just Hold On

Stamping/Coloring

I started by stamping two of the caranation florals on Fabriano Hot Press cardstock. I knew I wanted to create a slimline card using this beautiful new image, so I stamped 2 images. For my coloring today I am using my Zig Clean color brush markers! These markers still hold a special place in my heart, so I love to take these back out to watercolor with! I worked from lightest to darkest for all of the coloring. I had fun coloring these images. I set these aside to dry. Once they were dry I used my Brother Scan and cut to trim both of the floral images.

Background

For my background today I am using one of the newer background stamps in the Unity collection, it is called Polka Dance! I just LOVE everything about this background stamp! Be sure to check it out now – it is on sale too! To create the background I trimmed a panel of watercolor cardstock to slimline size 3.5 x 8.5 and placed this in my Misti. I inked up the background using Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac, Gold Pigment Ink, and my zig marker. I lightly misted the stamp with water and stamped the image. I completed this several times to ensure I had the colors I was looking for. I then trimmed down the panel using a Gina Marie Designs slimline die. I also added Perfect Pearls to some of the dots for added shine.

Card Assembly/Sentiment

I always love putting the card together once all the elements are ready to go! I foam mounted the 2 flowers on the Polka dance background. I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set on white cardstock and adhered this with foam tape as well. I glued the panel down onto a slimline card base. I added a few sequins from Studia Katia – Crystal Clear Fushion.

I hope you enjoyed my new card featuring the beautiful new Just Hold On stamp set! I am so excited to see all of the beautiful monthly floral images released in 2021!

Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the SALE that is still happening at Unity Stamp Company! I have the SALE categories listed for you here as well! 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,

Natasha

Let’s Make Today Amazing

Hi crafty friends! I am super excited to be back to share a watercolor background technique using a stencil. I love a watercolor background and wanted to create a fun and colorful background for the beautiful new release – Pocket Full of Posies from Unity Stamp Company! For Cyber Monday Unity Stamp Company has released 10 new stamp sets! There is truly something for everyone, holiday, flowers, dinosaurs, and a new slimline stamp too! You can see all of the new released kits here. So let’s get started!

Pocket Full of Posies

Stamping/Coloring

I started by stamping 2 flowers from the new stamp kit – Pocket Full of Posies. This new kit has 4 floral images and 2 sentiments. I chose 2 flowers from this kit for my first card. I stamped the images on Fabriano Hot Press watercolor cardstock. For my flower images I used my Tombow brush pens. It was fun to use these, I haven’t used them in awhile. I worked from lightest to darkest for my color, being sure to let each layer dry in between. Once my coloring was complete, I trimmed these using my Brother Scan and cut. I then added splatters to both flowers using my metallic watercolors. I then set these aside.

Background

I then started to work on my background! I wanted to create a soft background using water color, with some added interest using a stencil. I started with a piece of Canson Watercolor cardstock, trimmed to 4.5 x 5.5. For my background I chose to use Distress Inks today. I used the following 3 colors: Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Shaded Lilac. I smooshed all 3 colors on my glass mat in the order listed above from top to bottom. I create a row of each color on my glass mat and spritzed it with water. I then layed my cardstock on my glass mat and “smooshed” the paper. I completed this 2x and set it aside to dry. Once it was dry I chose a stencil from my stash with a small pattern – this stencil is from Gina Marie Designs. I layed this on top of my watercolor panel and used the same 3 inks on the above panel. I used a gentle touch with my blending brushes, as I wanted to create a light stencil pattern. I then added a bit of sparkles using Perfect Pearls on the background using a paintbrush to create splatter. I set this aside to dry.

Card Assembly/Sentiment

Once everything was dry, it was time to assemble my card. I die cut the background using a scallop rectangle border from Gina Marie Designs. I adhered this to a gray card base. I chose a sentiment from the Funky Flowers stamp kit. I thought this sentiment would be fun for a birthday card. I heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock using white embossing powder. I glued the sentiment to my watercolor panel and popped up the flowers using foam tape. I added a few sequins and my card is complete!

I hope you enjoy this new stamp kit – Pocket Full of Posies by artist Ann Corbiere. I can’t wait to use this stamp kit again to create a masked background! These flowers are so fun and whimsical!

Cyber Monday NEW Releases

You can shop all of the new stamp kits released today for Cyber Monday – NEW RELEASES, as well as Mini Kit Mania $7

Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to check back to Unity Stamp Company tomorrow for the December monthly kits! They are all AMAZING!

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,

Natasha

Butterfly Kisses – Brutus Monroe

Hi everyone – Today I am stopping in to share with you some crafty inspiration using the Stamp of the Month from Brutus Monroe. The stamp this month is adorable! The best part of the membership…. it will ship to you each month! How fun! If interested in any of the products I use today, I would greatly appreciate you considering to use my affiliate links. Thank you!

To begin I started with a watercolor base panel. I wanted to create a bright background with stripes to highlight these cute butterflies. I started by taping down washi tape in different size stripes going across my panel. I then used distress oxide inks to paint the stripes. I love coloring with these inks – you get such bright color! I used picked raspberry, mustard seed, peacock feathers, and spiced marmalade. I did each stripe 3 times to ensure I had bright colors. I then carefully peeled the washi off and set it aside to dry. Once it was dry I placed this under heavy books to flatten the card panel.

I stamped several butterfly images on neenah 80lb cardstock. I used my scan and cut to die cut my images. I then used Brutus Monroe Rainbow embossing powder to add sparkles to the insides of my images. I used an embossing pen to do this and added the powder, then heat set. I did this several times to get the right amount of sparkles.

I then used Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick to create a blended background. I blended the 2 colors until I was happy with the color. I added splatters to this using gold perfect pearls. Once dry, I used Brutus Monroe Circle Foundation dies to cut my blended piece. I adhered this to my card panel using foam tape. I also used foam tape for my butterflies. I stamped the sentiment Butterfly Kisses from the stamp set. I added a few sequins to add a little more sparkle to my card.

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Have a great day crafty friends!

Hugs,

Natasha

Peony Hugs – Unity Stamp Company

Hi everyone! I am stopping in with a quick blog post….I was so excited to share with you that Unity Stamp Company has released the beautiful Peony Hugs from the artsit Graciellie Designs into a red rubber stamp! This stamp is so beautiful! I couldn’t wait to make a card! Unity Stamp Company is also hosting an amazing weekend flash and inventory sale! You can see it here. If you are inspired by my card, I would greatly appreciate you using my affiliate links! Thank you so much!

I stamped 2 images using the beautiful peony cluster. I used Canson Mixed Media paper. This is a light weight paper, but I knew I was going to do a light wash of color, so I knew it would be ok. I used distress inks to watercolor my peonies. I used picked raspberry and evergreen bough. I did each color twice. I used a very light hand on my coloring, this is different for me. I wanted to create a subtle, but very beautiful floral image. What do you think?

Once my watercoloring had dried, I used my scan and cut to trim these images. I then set them aside and aslo under heavy books for the night. I used a Gina Marie Designs background die. I love this die. I cut it in black cardstock and adhered this to my panel. The next day I added some gold splatters to my flowers. I played with a few different layouts, but once I was happy, I adhered them with foam tape to my card. I added my sentiment and a few sequins and my card was complete!

I am so excited about this beautiful stamp being released in red rubber, Peony Hugs! Its truly stunning and if you agree, visit my links! Be sure to check out the amazing flash sales – here !

Have a great night! Crafty Hugs,

Natasha