Saturday, July 6, 2019

Friends of Unity July Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Friends of Unity July Blog Hop. This month the theme is vintage. While I don't have any stamps that portray the image of vintage, I knew I could create a vintage appearance on my cards using different techniques. Since both of my cards worked out, I will share them both with tutorial links as well.

The first card I created is probably the only true vintage stamp in my collection. I opted to make this a grainy ‘black and white’ picture, one that I could have seen in one of my grandmothers photo albums. I remember these pictures were always backed on black paper and when removed from the album, a rough trimmed black boarder always remained. The black ice technique was used to achieve this cards vintage look.



The second card I made is an old milk jug filled with flowers set against a patina background. Patina is a green or brown film on the surface of bronze produced by oxidation over a long period of time. That would make this one card vintage for sure! The patina technique was fun... especially watching it unfold as the layers of color were added.



Hop along with the other Friends of Unity and see their creations...Pssst! There is a giveaway too!

Crystal O. Minkler
Kim Klinkovsky
Eileen Mathys (you’re here)
Joyce Verdon
Jeanie Hays
Robyn Jordan

Stamps:
Better with Age KOM 11/17 (Unity Stamp Company)
Hello Gorgeous (Unity)

Paper:
Basic Gray (Stampin Up)
Smokey Slate (SU)
True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Silver Foil Paper (SU)
Classic Kraft (PTI)
Costal Cabana (SU)
Vintage Cream (PTI)

Ink:
Stazon Black
Versamark
Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Costal Cabana (SU)
Crumb Cake (SU)
Early Espresso (SU)
Costal Cabana (SU)
Garden Green (SU)

Accessories:
Clear Embossing Powder (Unity) 
Subtle Embossing Folder (SU)
Tin Tile Embossing Folder (SU)
Penny Embossing Powder (Brutus Monroe)
Copic Sketch Markers

Disclaimer:
We all on the Friends of Unity design team appreciate every single comment we get.
That's why we use our own stash every month for a giveaway.
We are NOT sponsored by Unity Stamp Co. but, they do approve of our hop, and that make us all very happy.
We started this hop because we love Unity. That's it. This hop is our way of showcasing our cards made with our favorite stamps!!

33 comments:

  1. Love the look of these cards. :)

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  2. Beautiful I love everything about it.

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  3. Those are both perfect!!! I adore the black ice technique you used in the first card. So cool.

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  4. Love your cards, Eileen! Such awesome techniques for totally different vintage styles!! Fabulous! I want to try that patina technique!!

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  5. Great cards! Both of these techniques are new to me, so now I have to try them.

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  6. Terrific cards,
    with the vintage
    colors.
    Carla from Utah

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  7. These are both fantastic! Not sure which one i like better. The tin embossed background is perfect!

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  8. I absolutely love the first card as well as the second. I actually own this stamp and love it so much but haven't used it alot. Thank you for re-energizing me with your card. I definitely get the vintage vibe when I look at it!

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  9. These are sooo pretty!!!! Love the patina card!!Very vintage!!

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  10. Fabulous vintage cards!! You really "got" the cue down perfectly!! Love them both equally :)

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  11. Great cards! and some new techniques to try

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  12. These are both so lovely! I have the old phonograph player w/butterflies - it's an awesome stamp! Love the techniques you did. I had to bookmark them so I can try them.

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  13. Both cards are gorgeous! You did a fabulous job with these!

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  14. Just beautiful, Eileen! I love the black/white and that stamp is amazing. And love the patina technique, that background is stunning, and the bronze/copper on the second card is amazing. Great cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Beautiful vintage cards and great techniques.

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  16. Two awesome cards! I love the torn black backing on the first card and WOW that patina background is amazing on the second!

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  17. Fabulous cards Eileen.....thanks for sharing your beautiful creations!

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  18. Both cards are stunning! I can't wait to try the techniques you shared. Thank you so much!

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  19. I love the patina background on the second card.

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  20. These are very pretty! Love the background on your sunflowers card!

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  21. Eileen those are both lovely cards. The victrola card is really special.

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  22. The techniques used on your cards were new to me. Thanks for sharing. Nice cards!

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  23. Wow! I love that pop of blue behind the sunflowers card! That music box is on my list of stamps to grab when someone puts it out to sell. These are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Very nice! Great use of stamps.

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  25. Love the old time photo look!

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  26. Love both of your vintage techniques!! Wonderful cards Eileen!!!

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  27. The black ice technique is very interesting and one I have to try since yours turned out so lovely. I also really like the patina look of your background on the second card.

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  28. Beautiful cards! I love that you used different techniques!

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  29. Both your cards are so beautiful!
    Love this theme!!!

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  30. Oooh, I love that the theme is vintage this time around because I love vintage designs. That take on an old black and white photo and album is just wonderful.

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  31. I adore the black ice card. It’s perfect

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