(2015 c52) Unity Back to School Bookmark

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I love making bookmarks and laminating them for my grandkids!  This one started with a piece of watercolor paper which I colored with colors to match the Color 31 Be Inspired Challenge at Unity Stamps.  On this side for the leaves I used Marks Finest Papers leaf stamp from Autumn Glory.  The leaves was heat embossed on white cardstock and colored by sponging Distress inks and then fussy cut & applied to the  bookmark.

For the other side  I used On This Journey Together as seen below.

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Challenges Entered:

MixedMediaMonthlyChallenge:  MMMC #15 – Get Texty

UnityStampsBlog:  Be Inspired Challenge – Color #3111894523_10206223497739773_6869672853334245179_oSimonSaysStamp:  (Wed) Anything Goes

(2015 c51) Unity Reading is the Ticket to Success

Reading is the TICKET to SUCCESS!  I used Unity Stamps from KOM Spread Your Wings {5/15} for the girl and for the leaf I used Marks Finest Papers leaf stamp from Autumn Glory.

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I love making bookmarks and laminating them for my grandkids!  This one started with a piece of watercolor paper which I colored with colors to match the Color 31 Be Inspired Challenge at Unity Stamps. Then I stamped the girl image on Tissue Paper (I love this tissue paper technique!)  and then colored on the back side with Copics Markers. Next I tore her out very close to the inked edges and applied to the paper with GOLDEN Soft Gel Matte Medium from Michalel’s. The little definition at the top was applied in the same manner using  tissue text by Tim Holtz called Melange.  The leaf was heat embossed on white cardstock and colored by sponging Distress inks and then fussy cut & applied to the  bookmark.  T

Challenges Entered:

UnityStampsBlog:  Be Inspired Challenge #3111894523_10206223497739773_6869672853334245179_oSimonSaysStamp:  Ticket Please (M) Reading is my ticket

MixedMediaMonthlChallenge:  MMMC #15 – Get Textyaugust

(2015 c50) Unity Stamps, Back to School, Fall, Book Mark

I used Unity Stamps from KOM Spread Your Wings {5/15}.  And for the back I used On This Journey Together   I used Multi Medium to glue the tissue text by Tim Holtz called Melange

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Challenges Entered:

UnityStampBlog:  Be Inspired (use Unity Stamps) Color #3111894523_10206223497739773_6869672853334245179_o

SimonSayStamp:  Work It Wed.

ClassyCardsNSuch:  CCNS #99 – Back to School

MixedMediaChallengeBlog:  MMMC #15 – Get Textyaugust

(2015 c49) Unity Friends with Flair

Unity Stamps used:  “Lift up Your Eyes” 

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I stamped and then colored with Artist Loft Pearlescent watercolors found at Michaels.

Challenges Entered: 

UnityStampCo:  Unity Friends With Flair

(2015 c48) Designs by Ryn, Watercolor

As the sweet nectar of the hibiscus is food for the hummingbird, Sharing in celebration as well as sharing when there is sorrow is food for our own souls as well as blessing those we invest our time and energy in.  I stamped Flying Hummingbird 1  & Sideways Hibiscus found at Designs by Ryn with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with black EP.

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I colored with Crayola watercolors.  The sentiment was cut from black cardstock with Happy Birthday boarder die from Lawnfawn.

Challenges Entered:

ModSquad:  Heat Emboss (Whoot whoot I was chosen as a Top 3 Winner)Badge-TOP3

SimonSaysStamp:  Food and/or Drink

(2015 c47) Faux Metalic Paper and Heat Embossed Sentiment

Today’s card once again used the technique found at Jennifer McGuire demonstrated a method called Faux Textured Metal Paper.

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I used the Stripe Background embossing folder found at Classy Cards N Such to emboss the striped background after using Tim Holtz Spiced Marmelade to color the background and then applied Perfect Pearls (Perfect Gold).  I used the same technique for the top embossed piece that was colored with Tim Hlltz Distress Inks:  Cracked Pistaschio, Abandoned Coral, Shaded Lilac and Fossilized Amber, Then went over with Bronze Perfect Pearls powder to achieve the metal look. The colors make me think of citrus and sherbet.  Next I embossed with Retro Circles by Sizzix.  Next I heat embossed the sentiment with a stamp from Scripture Collection 3 found at Our Daily Bread Designs

Challenges Entered:

OurDailyBreadDesigns:  ODBDDSLC251 – Inspiration pictureODBDSLC251 png 8 23 15CasualFridays:  CFC142 – Pretty Patterns (mine has striped ad circle patterns)

ModSquad:  Heat Emboss

SimonSaysStamp:  Citrus With a Twist

(2015 c46) Faux Metal Embossed Paper Get Well Card

For today’s card I used the technique found at Jennifer McGuire demonstrated a method called Faux Textured Metal Paper

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I used the Stripe Background embossing folder found at Classy Cards N Such to emboss the striped background after using Tim Holtz Spiced Marmelade to color the background and then applied Perfect Pearls (Perfect Gold).  I used the same technique for the top embossed piece that was colored with Tim Hlltz Distress Inks:  Cracked Pistaschio, Abandoned Coral, Shaded Lilac and Fossilized Amber, Then went over with Bronze Perfect Pearls powder to achieve the metal look. Next I embossed with Retro Circles by Sizzix.

Challenges Entered:

ClassyCardsNsuch:  CCSN #96: -Adding Texture with products sole at CCNS

UnityStampCo.: Sketch #30

Unity 30

FrostedDesigns:  Metal/Metalics

(2015 c45) Faux Textured Metal paper

I was so happy when Jennifer McGuire demonstrated a method called Faux Textured Metal Paper. I followed her video using Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Pickled Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, Abandoned Coral, Shaded Lilac and Fossilized Amber, Then went over with white Perfect Pearls powder to achieve the metal look. I then Embossed with Butterfly Flower by Darice, which can be found at Classy Cards n Such.

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To finish it off I added Thinking of You die from Sizzix Sizzlits Card Phrases Set cut out of Adhesive backed Pale Pink Glitter cardstock by Recollections found at Michaels.

Challenges Entered:

ClassyCardsNSuch: Challenge #96  – add texture by using an embossing folder (Using a CCNS product)

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed) Anything Goes

(2015 c44) Unity KOM Spread your Wings

For this card I started by stamping the reading lady from Unity Stamp Co. from KOTM May 2015 Spread Your Wings. and painted her with Artist Loft Pearlescent watercolors found at Michaels. I masked her and then stamped the Dream Text by Stampendous on watercolor paper, then I brushed watered down white gesso to tone down the text.

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Next I inked the background with Tim Holtz Distress inks:  Fossilized Amber (Using Tim Holtz Dot Fade Layering Stencil and Rays Layering Stencil)  and then  randomly sponged

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Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough and Tumbled Glass to fill in the background.  The Rays stencil was used again with a little Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold EP.  Then I used a palette knife to emboss Cherry Blossoms Stencil by The Crafters Workshop with Gold Medallic Creative Medium by Imagine Crafts. I added a little pink flock to the blossoms before the medium dried. The large sentiment is a die cut by My Craft Spot called Big Words (sorry I just learned they are closing) and the small sentiment from Unity Stamp Co. from KOTM May 2015 Spread Your Wings was stamped on vellum and heat embossed with black EP. This is for a young woman who is going off to college this year and I used the Dream die by Tim Holtz on the inside as seen on the left.

Challenges Entered:

MixedMediaMonthlyChallenge:  MMMC#15 – Get Textyaugust

SimonSaysStamp:  No Ordinary Paper (Mon)

(2015 c43) Shaker, Technique Tues. & Lawn Fawn Dies

I love Shaker Cards!  I used Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Journaling for the window as well as the hearts (I achieved just cutting 4 hearts by placing my top plate at the edge of the 4th heart) on the tab of Technique Tuesday’s Cool Tab Card die (which can also be found at One Happy Cut as well as the Hugs die) and Straight Talk Hugs was cut on sticky backed glitter paper and mounted behind the tab so the pink glitter hearts showed through.

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I used re-purposed clear packaging material for my shaker window.  To give a strong support the window was cut with Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Journaling die, then the entire pink paper was mounted on 2 thicknesses of sticky back fun foam that was also cut with the die. I mounted the white frame cut with Technique Tuesday’s Cool Tab Card and embellished with the Straight Talk Hugs on top of the clear plastic.

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I love to add a couple of thick baubles inside my shakers to keep the flimsy plastic from collapsing, so I glued the flower beads to the background paper.  The sequins, beads and little plastic chunks were added to the well to complete the shaker.

The inside sentiment (as seen on the left) is from Unity Stamps Basically Said.

Challenges  Entered:

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed) Anything Goes

ModSquadChallenge: Anything Goes plus a Die (use at least one die that One Happy Cut sells)

UnityStampCo:  Unity Be Inspired Color 30Unity 30

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