Friday, July 30, 2021

Red & Green.......Green & Red!

 Jingle Belles have an awesome-ly Christmasy challenge!  To use primarily red and green on your entries!

I created this card by ink blending a panel of watercolor paper with different shades of red distress inks (festive berries, worn lipstick and picked raspberries).  I then took a Unity Stamp Co. background stamp called Christmas all around and sprayed it with water....pressed the wet stamp surface onto my inked panel and pulled off some of the ink to create this reverse stamped image!  Flicked some diluted white acrylic paint on top and tied on some twine.  Stamped the car and "be merry" both from Unity's Winter Shake Up set.  I colored with Tombow art markers and fussy cut them both out.

I am also entering this into the BYSHC Christmas in July Hop!

Christmas in July 2021 {BYSHC} Hop!

 Today is the last day of the BYSHC Christmas in July Hop!  I am so excited for all the entries!!

I have created this card using a new to me stencil by Hero Arts, some distress inks (festive berries & wild honey).  Sentiment from Unity Stamp Co. (gotta love sentiments) and some jewels from PinkFresh!

Thanks for playing along!

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Another Christmas Story! (part 2)

 My last post shared how Jingle Belles are looking for creations based on your favorite Christmas movie, book, TV show or story.  Well as much as I love a classic.....Elf is my new favorite!

Paper and stars are from Unity Stamp Co.  Elf stamp is from pebbles and I printed one of my favorite lines from the movie on my printer!

A Christmas Story!

 Jingle Belles are asking for a creation based on your favorite Christmas book, movie, TV show, story!  I have a few favorites, but every year.....and I mean every year since I was a little girl....Charlie Brown Christmas has to be seen!  It's been difficult lately with it not being televised, but however I need to view had better believe it's getting viewed!  It's just not Christmas without it! :)

Stamped image and sentiment are both from Unity Stamp Co.  Different sets, but both Unity!

Monday, July 26, 2021

BYSH Cardmakers Christmas in July Blog Hop

 I created another card for the BYSHCardmakers Christmas in July Blog Hop!

I have been having so much fun creating backgrounds using inks and stencils and just melding everything together in organized chaos to create backgrounds!  You literally can create any background and no two will ever be the same!

I created the background for this one using some distress inks and oxides and some sprays of water!  Smeared some inks onto an acrylic block, sprayed some water, swirled a paint brush through to soften the edges and then took a piece of water color paper and kept pressing it into the inks until I was satisfied with the coverage.  I think I went back and added a stencil on top and pressed some more for a different look and some interest.  Once that process was dry I inked up a Unity Stamp Co. background stamp (a little christmas carol) and another I'm not sure which kit it's from and gently stamped onto the page.  The snowman is also from Unity (snowmie). I stamped, colored and fussy cut him out and added foam adhesive to pop him up off the card.  The sentiment is from fancy pants designs (happy holidays stamps 2).

Thanks for checking out our blog hop!  Enjoy!!

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Growing in Unity Blog Hop!

 Welcome to the start of the GIU Blog Hop!  I'm your first stop!

I created a new card just for the hop using the Newest Whit Kit (Secret of Change) July 2021.

I created the background using some watercolor paper, some distress inks, some stencils, background stamps...lots of water...everything but the kitchen sink!  I used the sentiment from the kit and cut it up into pieces, inked each edge and glued them back down in order.  Distressed the edges, fussy cut and popped the butterflies up with foam tape.  Also used some of the acrylic glittery dots included in the kit!  This is one of those "favorite" cards you don't seem to want to sent to anyone! LOL

I also used some Nuvo Aqua Shimmer in Glitter Gloss on the wings!  Super sparkly!!  Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of the hop!  Next up is Holly! The rest of the hop order is listed below!

Be sure to comment on each blog for a chance to win one of two Unity filled prize packs!!

Friday, July 23, 2021

{BYSH} Cardmakers Christmas in July Blog Hop!

 Can you believe it's already July?!?  It's Christmas in July at 
{BYSH} Cardmakers!!  Have fun!!

My card today is brought to you by two of our awesome sponsors!  Angie Blom Digital Designs and Unity Stamp Co.!

The "santa" image and sentiment are from Angie Blom Digital Designs (Let's be Merry SK-261).  I colored with some Tomow art markers and water!  Soft and subtle!  Edged my die cut rectangle with some walnut stain.  Background and arrow paper are from Unity Stamp Co. (white winter).  Gems are from pink fresh studio.

Thanks for checking us out!!  Enjoy the HOP!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Stars & stripes

 In honor of the 4th of July holiday, Jingle Belles is looking for cards with Stars & Stripes!  Not necessarily red/white/blue, but stars and stripes should be present.

The card I've created has a striped background and the ultimate star!  The Christmas Star!

All stamps used are from Unity Stamp Co. (wonky stripes)(blessed baby) (sentiment)