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,

Natasha

Stand Tall – Unity Stamp Company

Hi Friends – Hope you had a great weekend! It was a very sunny, hot, and humid weekend here! I love the sunshine… so it felt good! I did have a little more crafty time with the added heat this weekend! Today I am sharing one of the new releases from Unity Stamp Company – Be a Flamingo! I love this set – this set makes me dream of a beach vacation! Be sure to check out the Unity website – for the awesome releases this weekend! There is a set for everyone… Fall, Winter, and a beautiful holiday background stamp too! I have linked them all below!

Let’s get started! I started by stamping the flamingo. I used my Tombow brush pens. I did very simple coloring for the flamingo. I only used 2 colors. I also colored in the palm leaves using a green shade, leaving this coloring very simple. I did add some glitter drops on top of the leaves too. Once my coloring was complete I set the flamingo aside and started to work on my background! I was excited to use my new stencil, a recent purchase from Unity Stamp Company. It is a cloud and wave stencil all in one! I was so excited to use this stencil. I used the following Distress Oxide ink colors for the clouds: Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, and Squeezed Lemonade! I had fun making clouds – this was new for me! Once my clouds were complete I masked a section on the bottom to add leaves. I created a rectangle shape using washi tape. I used a Simon Says Stamp stencil – Leafy Frames with Lucky Clover and Twisted Citron I wanted to add these leaves to add a tropical feel.

Next up was creating the water and how fun to use this 2 in 1 stencil. I moved my washi rectangle to create the waves. I used Distress Oxide in Salty ocean. I then added Glitter Glaze on top for added shine! Once everything was dry I die cut the card base using the largest of the Gina Marie designs double stitched rectangle. I then used a smaller one for the middle of the card. I then adhered the outer frame to my card base and used foam tape to adhere the middle portion of my card. I glued down the sentiments (this is one large sentiment and I split it into 2 sentiments). I used foam tape for the flamingo too!

I had a lot of fun using this new set! I love the beach, so this set just makes me smile!!!!!!

Be sure to stop by Unity Stamp Company – I have linked each of the new releases below!

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.

A few other AWESOME sale categories in the shop include:

Supplies Used:

  • Stamps:Be a Flamingo
  • Paper: Canson Water Color Cardstock, Bristol Smooth Card stock
  • Coloring Medium: Tombow Brush Pens, Distress Oxides (colors shared above)
  • Other: Cloud and Wave stencil

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great start to your week!

Crafty Hugs,
Natasha

Happy Release Day – Alex Syberia Design

Hi Friends – I am so excited to share 2 cards I created with Alex Syberia’s July release! The release is so beautiful, you can see the July release and all of her digital stamps in her ETSY shop – be sure to check them out! To celebrate Alex’s new release she is hosting an Instagram hop! I hope you will come join us! You will be able to see all of the beautiful new stamp sets, be inspired by the designers, as well as have a chance to win a gift certificate to her shop! I hope to see you there!

For my first card I am using the Plumeria Card Panel digital stamp. I started by printing my image on Canson Mixed Media paper. I love this card panel image, it is all ready to go to create an A2 sized card. I did want to also share when I work with digital stamps I often print several stamps on one sheet of paper, this is a great way to create multiple cards and to make sure you use a full size piece of paper.

I taped down my panel to my work surface/board and was ready to watercolor. I used a combination of Zig clean color brush markers and Peerless Water colors for this stamped image. I used the following colors:

  • Leaves: Light green 041, yellow green 053, Olive Green 043, Persian Green 033, Peacock 038
  • Flower: Yellow 050, Scarlet Red 023, Dark Pink 027
  • Stem: Mid Brown 065

I worked in layers and allowed my coloring to dry between. Once my coloring was complete I set this aside to dry. To create the background I used an A2 size piece of Bristol Smooth Card stock. I used Distress Oxide in Black Soot to create the background. I added Perfect Pearls as well for added shine. For my sentiments I used the Hugs die from Simon Says stamp and The Gray Muse – You Grow, Girl sentiment strip. I layered the hugs die cut 3x for added dimension. I then fussy cut the stamped image on the top and glued this to my oxide ink blended background. I had fun with this one – it reminds me of the beach!

For my second card I am using the Beautiful Flowers digital stamp set – slimline panel. As soon as I saw this stamp, I thought of Alex’s dot coloring! Which I truly love and can only hope to learn this technique more over time. You can see card examples by Alex using this technique – I am blown away by her creativity! So here is my attempt….

I printed the slim line panel on Canson Mixed Media paper. To color the 3 floral images I used my Tombow markers. I used: Pink 723, Blue 553, as well as added some Peerless watercolors to deepen the blue color. I completed just a couple layers of color on this card. I set the floral image aside to dry prior to adding the dots.

To create the background I used a piece of watercolor cardstock a little larger than a slimline base. I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors: Rose Madder 34, Rose Madder Deep 36, and some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Fuschia) to create the background. I added a few gold splatters to the pink base as well. In person you can see the added shine. I then chose 3 colors of alcohol markers and attempted some dot coloring! I have a log way to go, but it was fun! On Alex’s You Yube channel she does show how she uses this technique! I watched it before trying it! I wanted to add a little extra shine, so I used Stickles in gold and placed this in the center of each flower and added gold glitter on top! It’s super sparkly in person! I then chose the Birthday sentiment from – Gingko Greetings – Unity Stamp Company. I heat embossed this in gold on black cardstock. I adhered my card together and foam mounted my sentiment! I hope this card will brighten someone’s birthday!

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Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day and weekend!

Crafty Hugs,

Natasha

NEW Release and Birthday SALE – Unity Stamp Company

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:

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,

Natasha

Just for You – New day Butterflies

Happy weekend crafty friends! How was your week? I hope you had a great week! Today I am sharing my take on a “mixed media” style card! I love the style and I am always drawn to those cards with a mixed media style! So I decided to give it a try! Let me know what you think!

I started by stamping 3 butterfly images from the Hero Arts – New Butterfly stamp set. You can’t see the third one, but it is glued inside the card! I stamped 3 butterfly images onto Canson XL watercolor card stock. I used clear embossing ink by WOW and gold embossing powder by Ranger. I used my Gansai Tambi water colors to color each butterfly image. I used the wet on wet technique for my watercoloring today. Once my water coloring was complete I used Brea Reese glitter ink to add some extra shine. I wish my photos would capture all the sparkle! I then set these aside and worked to create my background!

I took out an A2 sized panel of watercolor card stock. I used 2 colors of Gansai tambi (Blush Gold and Gold) to create the background. I placed both of these colors on an acrylic block and added a spritz of water. I then “smooshed” the acrylic block onto the card stock, I completed this several times to achieve the look I was going for. I chose to use the block to allow me more control of where I was placing the ink. Once the panel was completely dry I used a stamp from the Vibes stamp set – Unity Stamp Company to add some texture using Distress Oxide Ink – Walnut Stain. I added a few black splatters, as well as Perfect Pearls in Gold and Bronze for added texture and shine. To complete my card I added a few gold glitter sequins.

I had fun creating my take on a mixed media card! I can’t wait to try this again! I am entering this card into the challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes (Hero Arts)

Thank you for stopping by! I am listing all the products I have used below. 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.

Supplies Used:

  • Stamps: Hero Arts – New Day Butterflies, Vibes stamp set – Unity Stamp Company
  • Coloring Medium/Ink: Gansai Tambi Water colors, Brea Reese Glitter Ink
  • Paper: Canson Water Color Paper XL
  • Other: Distress Oxide Ink – Walnut Stain, Perfect Pearls Gold and Bronze

Crafty Hugs,

Natasha

Friends Stick Together – Unity Stamp Company

Hi everyone and Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week! The week flew by for me! I am super excited as my daughter graduates this weekend from high school! It’s an exciting time for her and we couldn’t be more proud of the young lady she is becoming!

It’s an exciting time over at Unity stamp Company – there are many beautiful releases, including several digital stamps that are now red rubber! I am excited to share my cards with you today!

My first card is using the new stamp set Stick Together. This set is illustrated by my friend Sandhya Iyer! I love this set, the cacti is beautiful and the sentiments in this set are AMAZING! A great way to send a sweet message to your friends! For this card I started with my image on Canson Mixed Media paper. I used my peerless watercolors today for this card. I love these colors as they are super pigmented. I always start from lightest to darkest and build color until I have the depth I am looking for. I let each layer of color dry in between for the best results.

Once my watercoloring was complete, I stamped the sentiment Keep Going Keep Growing. I die cut my panel using a Gina Marie Designs Nested Scalloped Rectangle die. I adhered the panel onto a black card base. I then added Nuvo drops in black. I love this set!

For my next card I am using the new Gingko Greetings. I am so excited this stamp just released in red rubber! This set is also illustrated by my friend Sandhya Iyer. This set has a large corner stamp and a smaller individual stamp too, as well as 3 beautiful sentiments.

I started by stamping the large corner Gingko leaf and then the smaller leaf image as well. For this card I am using my Karin markers! I am loving the vibrancy of these markers! They are so fun to work with! I used the following colors (lightest to darkest): lime green, grass green, olive green, and indigo blue. I added some blue shading in the corner of each leaf using a dark blue pencil.

I then added a few splatters in a gold pigment ink, the splatters are from the May 2020 KOM. I then die cut the panel using a Gina Marie Designs Wonky Stitched Rectangle die. I adhered the panel onto a gray card base. I used a gold thin thread to add some extra interest to the card and adhered the small gingko leaf in the top corner using foam adhesive. I added the sentiment Hello Beautiful Friend with foam tape as well. I can’t wait to use these leaves again!

During the pandemic Unity released digi stamps, many of which are turning into red rubber! You can see the latest release here! One of my favorites is the beautiful Jesus and Germs set! Here is a card sample I made using the digital version, now it’s in red rubber!!!!! So happy about this being released!

Be sure to check out the AMAZING sale too – all of the 2020 released stamps are all on SALE right now too!

I hope you have a great weekend! Be safe and healthy my crafty friends! I truly appreciate you stopping by, it means so much to me!

Thank you for stopping by! I am listing all the products I have used below. 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.

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Crafty Hugs,

Natasha

Check out the latest release… Unity Stamp Company

Hi friends! I am back to share a couple cards with you using 2 of the latest releases at Unity stamp Company! I always get excited to see the newest releases and they are all amazing! You can see them all here – Unity Stamp Company. Today I will be sharing 2 cards with you!

For my first card I am using 2 sets from Unity Stamp Company Favorite Dad and the ties in my card are from the May 2020 Kit of the Month. The Favorite Dad set comes with 13 stamps and this BOLD Father stamp is just amazing. I started by stamping the 3 different ties in a random pattern on Neenah 80 lb. card stock using Memento black ink. I used alcohol markers to color these ties in. I did very little blending for this card. I used 2 sentiments from this set the large Father stamp and the awesome sentiment – The Man, The Myth, The Legend. I love this one – it just makes me smile! I adhered the panel to a black base and used foam tape behind them to add dimension. I die cut my tie panel using a Gina Marie Designs die – Double Stitched Rectangle Die. I used a black card base and then adhered my 2 sentiments and my card was complete!

For card 2 today I am using Passing the Storm – by artist Phyllis Harris, Unity Stamp Company. I am loving the whimsical feel of each stamp Phyllis creates – they are truly beautiful and they remind me of a children’s picture book! I chose to watercolor this card using my Peerless Water colors. I used Canson Mixed Media paper to work on today.

I loved the sentiment in this set – Waiting for the Storm to Pass…. so I decided to create a Rainbow theme for this card. I had a lot of fun coloring this image. It is truly beautiful and so whimsical! Once my watercolor was complete, I added perfect pearls in gold on the sun rays for added shine. I had a hard time capturing the shine in the picture. I also used my white gel pen to add polka dots to her pink rain boots! I set it aside to dry. I used a piece of patterned paper in my stash by Graciellie Design. This was a recent gift in my kit of the month and I just love this paper! It is so thick and pretty! I die cut it to create a panel of rainbow dots. I adhered this to a black card base. Once my stamped panel was dry I die cut this into a rectangle to fit inside my rainbow dot panel frame. I die cut the same sized rectangle out of foam and adhered this to the back of my stamped panel and then glued this down to the card base. I adhered the sentiment and my card was complete! I hope this card makes your dry brighter too!

I hope you enjoyed these 2 cards today! I had a lot of fun working with these new sets! Be sure to check out all of the new RELEASES, as well as their summer inventory SALE!!!!! I have so many favorites in the SALE…. check it out here!

Thank you for stopping by! I am listing all the products I have used below. 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.

Supplies Used:

  • Stamps: Favorite Dad, May 2020 KOM, Passing the Storm
  • Paper: Neenah 80 lb card stock, Canson Mixed Media paper, Recollections 110 for card base
  • Coloring Medium: Alcohol Markers (Ohuhu/Arteza), Peerless Watercolors
  • Other: Perfect Pearls (Gold)

Crafty Hugs! Thank you again for all your support!

Natasha

Unity Stamp Company… New Release

Hi everyone! I hope you are doing well and staying healthy! I am excited to share with you beautiful new stamp sets that have released from Unity Stamp Company! I had so much fun creating with these new sets. These new stamps were so fun to color and have such a whimsical feel to them!

For my first card I am using Humble Places by artist Phyllis Harris.

I started by stamping on Canson Mixed media paper, I wanted to create a notecard using this stamp. So I left the front with the image only for now and may add a sentiment later on. I wanted to create a whimsical, water color look for this adorable stamp! As soon as I saw this girl, I fell in love with the stamp! She is the sweetest…. don’t you think? I colored her using Tombow markers. When working with my Tombow markers I place the color on my glass mat and pick up the color using my water brush pen. I added serval layers of color until my coloring was complete. I do wait between layers so my coloring does take me some time. I find this truly makes the watercoloring have better results in the end. I die cut my panel using a Hero Arts nested rectangle, then I used a Gina Marie Designs Only Pierced Dots nested rectangle to add a little interest. I glued the panel onto a black card base and added a few flower sequins and added Stickles to the center of each floral. I hope she brightened your day!

For my second card I am using the new Happiness by Choice – by Phyllis Harris.

I also fell in love with this girl! She is just so peaceful and beautiful at the same time! I followed a similar process with this stamp as card 1. I stamped on Canson Mixed Media paper and colored using my Tombow markers. I allowed the stamped image to dry between layers. To complete my coloring I added Bre Reese Liquid Glitter to her dress! Every girl needs some sparkle, right! Once my coloring was complete I die cut my stamped image using a Double Stiched In and Out Circle die by Gina Marie Designs. I used a background from my stash I had created a little while back. I wanted the green on the bottom to compliment the grass and the purple in the top portion to pull out color from her dress. I used foam tape to adhere the circle and the beautiful stamped sentiment from this set. You can see her sparkly dress in a quick video I am sharing on my instagram page.

For my 3rd card I am sharing Hope and Strength by Graciellie Design. This set recently released as a digital stamp and is now available in red rubber. This set comes with 2 dragon flies (see set for measurements of dragonflies).

For my last card I followed the same process for coloring the dragonfly as shared above for both cards. I wanted this dragonfly to be super sparkly…. I embossed the entire butterfly using WOW Embossing glitter – Fairy Dust! I used a sentiment from the set and foam mounted the dragonfly and the sentiment onto an alcohol ink card panel. I also glued a bit of chunky glitter to the card panel as well for added shine! My card panel was added to a black card base.

Unity Stamp Company also released two more beautiful stamp sets, as well as patterned paper!

There is also an AMAZING sale happening to CELEBRATE Whitney’s BIRTHDAY – see all items on sale here!!!!!

Thank you for stopping by! I am listing all the products I have used below. 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.

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I hope you are doing well and having some time to craft! Crafty Hugs,

Natasha

Be Calm, Be Brave, Be Strong – Unity Stamp Company

Hi everyone… Happy Mother’s day! I hope this post finds you doing well! I hope you had a wonderful day and a great weekend! I enjoyed some crafty time this afternoon and evening. I was excited to use the Trust It Will Be Okay April 2020 Sentiment Kit from Unity Stamp Company! I purchased this during a recent flash sale and it still happens to be on sale today! The kit contains a large heart shaped stamp with butterflies and 14 encouraging sentiments. I couldn’t wait to ink this one up!

I started by cutting a panel of Canson Mixed Media paper, I was planning to create a slim line card today. I taped down my paper to a board and started to water color using Peerless Water colors – these are AMAZING! I am so excited to add these to my stash, they are so pigmented! From the top down I used: Robins Egg Blue, Sky Blue, and Alice Blue. I used a water brush to apply the colors. I let this panel dry, then I added splatters using the same colors.

Once my panel was dry I used the butterfly heart shape stamp. I stamped the butterflies (Versafine Black Ink) 3 times on my card panel, turning it in different directions. I chose the sentiment Be Calm, Be Brave, and Be Strong from the set. I stamped this using Versafine Black ink on white card stock and then cut it down into 3 sentiment strips. I used foam tape behind each sentiment. I created a slim line card panel 3.5 x 8.5 and adhered a piece of black card stock to my white card base. I then mounted my butterfly panel and my sentiment strips as well. To complete my card, I added sequins for added shine and Perfect Pearls in gold on various butterflies along the panel.

Thank you for stopping by! I am listing all the products I have used below. 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.

Unity Stamp Company had a beautiful recent release and many sets are still on SALE – you can see them here!

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Thank you for stopping by! Crafty Hugs,

Natasha

New RED Rubber RELEASE – Unity Stamp Company

Wow – Happy Friday and Happy May 1st! I can’t believe it is May already! It has been a rainy week here in upstate NY, but today my blog is full of sunshine…. Unity Stamp Company has a beautiful new release – click here to see all the GORGEOUS new stamps! I am going to share several cards today using the new release.

My first card is using this new gorgeous set called One of those People. I was so excited to use this set, as this set is designed by a dear crafty friend of mine, Sandhya Iyer. I am so excited for her as she begins this next creative journey in designing stamps! I had so much fun with this one! I stamped the beautiful floral cluster 2 times on Canson Mixed Media Paper. I used my zigs to color the flowers and leaves. Once my coloring was complete I used my scan and cut to fussy cut each cluster. I created an ink smooshed watercolor background on an A2 sized panel using distress ink: peacock feathers and a navy blue from Stampin up. Once my panel was dry I added silver splatters to the background and metallic purple splatters to the floral cluster. I foam mounted the flowers and adhered my sentiment to the panel and attached this to my card base.

My second card is using the beautiful new release Possible Not Easy, designed by Sandhya Iyer! I am so proud of her! I fell in love with this set right away, Coneflowers are one of my favorite flowers! I stamped the beautiful images on Canson Mixed media paper and used my Tombow markers to color each image. I used a combination of pinks, purple, and even navy blue to color each floral image. I used shades of green and grayish-green to color each leaf in as well. I used my san and cut to fussy cut each floral. I set these aside. I used a background for my florals from my stash. I had created this awhile back. The stencil is from Gina Marie designs, along with some glitter glaze from Brutus Monroe on the left hand side. I adhered the sketchy square panel (also from set), florals, and sentiment…. my card is complete! I love this set and can’t wait to use it again!

For my 3rd card I am sharing the beautiful Happy Mother’ Day set by artist Graciellie Design. This set is releasing in red rubber today!!!!!! It has a beautiful floral cluster, along with florals inside a cup. The sentiments in this set are amazing! This set will be wonderful to create cards for any special female in your life and can be used all year long.

For my 4th card I am using 2 new stamp sets A Faithful Letter background stamp and Hello Sweetheart Bouquet – May Sentiment Kit. I was so excited to combine both of these sets for my card! This background is amazing, the font is so beautiful! I stamped the background on Canson Mixed Media paper and used Distressed inks to create an ink smooshed background. I love the added color this gave to this beautiful stamp. I set this aside to dry. I then stamped the bouquet from the stamp set which is a combination of florals and feathers! WHAT… this is amazing! I colored in these beautiful flowers and feathers using a combination of pinks and teals. I used my scan and cut to fussy cut the image. I die cut a circle using a piece of vellum and adhered my floral image to the vellum. I glued the scripty background panel to an A2 card base. I used black twine and tied this around my card base. I used foam tape to adhere the stamped image and my sentiment to my background panel. I added a few sequins and my card was complete.

Do you love receiving crafty Happy Mail each month… You can also see the new monthly kits that Unity has to offer! I have linked all 4 below. I have loved being a member of the Kit of the Month! The selection of stamps is so amazing and what a wonderful surprise each month. Unity Stamp Company has several monthly subscriptions to choose from! See if one is right for you today! I have linked the new kits for May here!

Today there is also a digital stamp release! You can see them here – Unity Stamp Company digital release.

There is a big flash SALE this weekend too – Happy Birthday Unity – 12th birthday sale!

Stamp Grab bag sale (10 stamps in a bag: sentiments and images)

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Crafty Hugs,

Natasha