Saturday, February 1, 2020

Friends of Unity February Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Friends of Unity February Blog Hop. This month the theme is “Monochromatic”. When deciding which color I would work with, I decided that since Valentines Day was coming up, I would choose red/pink and have my cards be love themed.

With my first card I created an ombre background with blended distress oxide inks over a white embossed background. The "life changing blending brushes" made quick work of this card and a quick wipe over the embossed image cleaned up my background ready to add my sentiment.

The second card I created the same ombre background, this time using cardstock. I cut my strips longer than needed and trimmed down instead of trying to trim to an exact fit. I centered and stamped my daisy image over the squared cardstock before matting onto a slightly larger black background.

Hop along with the other Friends of Unity and see their creations...
Crystal O. Minkler

Floral Tapestry (Unity Stamp Company)
Be Unstoppable (Unity)
3 Little Butterflies (Unity)

Stampers Select White (Papertrey Ink)
Scarlet Jewel (Papertrey)
Autumn Rose (Papertrey)
Pale Peony (Papertrey)
Sweet Blush (Papertrey)
True Black (Papertrey)

VersaFine Clair Nocturne (Unity)  
Aged Mahogany Distress Oxide
Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide
Milled Lavender Distress Oxide

Alabaster Embossing Powder (Brutus Monroe) 
Sizzix Big Shot
Slanted Sentiments Die (My Favorite Things)
Sunshine Wishes Die (Stampin Up)
Subtle Embossing Folder (SU)

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!!


  1. I like how you took the same colors and made two completely different looks. Wow! I like how both of them turned out.

  2. Omg so pretty. I have never tried this technique with umbre cardstock. Must try now.

  3. Great cards, I love the colour you have used too

  4. Both of your cards are so elegant and beautiful Eileen! Love the vintage looking red shades that you used!

  5. Love the cards and love you color choice.

  6. Very pretty cards with the monochromatic theme.

  7. Lovely cards, and you used some of my new stamps favorites from 2019. Love your takes on monochromatic theme!

  8. Ombre is a great idea for your monochromatic theme! Great cards!

  9. Beautiful cards, Eileen! I love the ombre with the precious pinks! I also like the card with the stripes that were "ombre"d, too. Such a great card! TFS!

  10. I love your card with the ombre background. It is really a beautiful color to use for the monochromatic theme. I love how the color has defined lines too.

  11. Pretty cards!!!! Even though you used colors in the same color family they look completely different.

  12. That floral tapestry card is just perfect. Love it.

  13. Beautiful cards and beautiful colours. Love the elegance of the first one and the beautiful clean look of the second one!

  14. you nailed this theme. Love them

  15. Love the ombré look. It’s clean and smart Lovely card

  16. Love the use of ombré in your beautiful monochromatic cards, Eileen!! So beautiful!

  17. Great cards and color scheme, Eileen. Your ombré card is superb!!!

  18. Wonderful ideas for monochromatic! Thanks for sharing ❤

  19. These look amazing
    and beautiful colors
    to use.
    Carla from Utah

  20. Great cards! I will have to give the embossing another try with those beautiful colors.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  21. Absolutely love both cards. I have to try the strips, love that look. Thank your for sharing your creative ideas.

  22. Love the ombré look on that first card. I’ll have to try the 2nd card.

  23. Fun ombre projects! Love the 1st one so much. Inspiring!

  24. Wonderful cards. Love the stamps you chose, your colors, and awesome layouts. Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. I really like the paper strip card! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  26. Beautiful cards! I really love the layout on the second one! I love how you went with ombre'!