Saturday, March 7, 2020

Friends of Unity March Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Friends of Unity March Blog Hop. This month the theme is “Designers Choice”. This cue was completely done by random... and I mean random. I catalog all my Unity stamps on a Google Sheet. So when it came to deciding what I was going to use, I let random.org decide for me. Luckily it picked a stamp set that I haven't already used. I'm sure we all have a few (dozen) of those in our possession.

Once I had the stamp set, I next need to decide on my layout. Luckily I have a Pinterest board overflowing with ideas that are just waiting to be used. With my card, I embossed the center image which is hard to detect from my picture. Instead of using navy embossing powder, I stamped the image in blue ink, then stamped again with Versamark than used clear embossing powder to achieve the end result. I use this trick often since my crafty space is limited, but also it prevents stray embossing powder from mucking up my project.


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


Stamps:
So Very Grateful (Unity Stamp Company)

Paper:
Dark Indigo (Papertrey Ink)
Stampers Select White (Papertrey)
Floral Boutique (Stampin Up)

Ink:
Dark Indigo (Papertrey)
Versamark

Accessories:
Sizzix Big Shot
Elegant Rectangle STAX (My Favorite Things)
Clear Embossing Powder (Unity) 
Stamping Platform

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!!

32 comments:

  1. I like the tone on tone look you did here. I don't do that much and it's helpful to be reminded in this beautiful card how wonderful this look is!

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  2. Perfect way to use this stamp! The color choice is great!

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  3. So pretty, I love that you didn't color the image. When I do it does not look near this lovely.

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  4. I love this monochromatic beauty! Gorgeous.

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  5. Thanks for the great tip! I love the colours you have used

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  6. Yes, I too have dozens of stamps I have never used. I love the fact that you used one color on your stamp, so often I feel like I have to keep adding and this is beautiful in its simplicity.

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  7. I love this card, and your tip about embossing clear I Absolutely Love ....and I love that you literally used random selection to pick out a stamp! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  8. What a stunner! I love this so much, Eileen!

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  9. Beautiful in navy and I like how the stamp was randomly chosen.

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  10. Oh this is so
    pretty and great
    idea with the
    embossing.
    Carla from Utah

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  11. Gorgeous monochromatic design.

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  12. Very Pretty! I love the single navy color...

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  13. Oh, I really love the blue and white design, and great tip about using Versamark and clear embossing powder instead of having to buy a lot of different colors!

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  14. This is beautiful❤ love the navy ink.

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  15. Lovely card... I really like the background!

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  16. Beautiful card! I love the simple beauty of your project.

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  17. Have this paper too!!! love this monochromatic look...gonna do....right now!!! nice card!

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  18. Beautiful!! I love this design and the monochromatic technique was a perfect choice! Love it!

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  19. wonderful card- loving it done up in Blue, too!

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  20. Love the vibe of this card
    The colors remind me of my grandmother for some reason .

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  21. Your card is beautiful and I love the idea you used of staying a color and using clear over it. This card is awesome in navy!

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  22. I like that monochromatic look - very nice.

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  23. I LOVE embossing. Great tips. Beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. I love the stamp you chose - and Pinterest is an inspirational godsend - you created something beautiful for sure!

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  25. I love this design. I'm glad to know I'm not the only person who has stamps she has not used yet. Some days I think I am more of a collector than a stamper.

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  26. I love the blue! Very pretty card!

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  27. Beautiful image and I love the monochromatic look!

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