Saturday, January 2, 2021

Friends of Unity January Blog Hop

 Hello and welcome to our Friends of Unity January Blog Hop. This month the theme is black and white.  While this card is more of a gray scale... even on a black and white TV this would be the colors you would see, so I went with it.

I love the look and the simplicity of monochromatic cards. Black and white is one of my favorites. I was inspired with the card and to use this stamp by fellow team member Crystal with one of her design team creations when this stamp was a new release. I like how the gray coloring makes the wood look weathered. I opted to heat emboss the sentiment on the front to give it a crisp look. The background is done with emboss resist, one of my favorite techniques.

Hop along with the other Friends of Unity and see their creations... . The winner from my December giveaway is Aimee Phillips. Please contact me to claim your prize.

Crystal O. Minkler
Eileen Mathys (you’re here)

A Lovely Message (Unity Stamp Company)
A Faithful Letter background (Unity)

Stampers Select White (Papertrey Ink)
Weathervane (Papertrey)

Versafine Clair Black
Weathered Wood Distress Oxide
Pumice Stone Distress Oxide
Brutus Monroe Alabaster Embossing Powder
Copic Sketch Markers

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. Stunning card, Eileen! I love how the cue inspired you!!

  2. Pretty card, Eileen!

    Linda Abel

  3. Beautiful! One of my favorite sets.

  4. I love the stamps you chose they go great together! I just became a new follower.

  5. I love text like you did on the background. This is so very pretty!

  6. That emboss resist background is just beautiful Eileen! Such a nice card!
    Vannessa Osbourn

  7. Your card is so
    pretty and the
    colors look great.
    Carla from Utah

  8. Nice design! I love the 'Hang in there' sign!

  9. Nice card. Love the background!

  10. Fab encouragement card in this monochromatic style, we surely need it!

  11. What a pretty card, and I love that embossed resist background so much.

  12. Love this! Black and white is hard for me...I really like this monochromatic look!

  13. I love this in gray scale! So beautiful!

  14. Gorgeous card and I love thinking about what it would feel like to open an envelope and find this encouragement inside. Beautiful!

  15. I love the softness of this card with the gray scale color theme. It is beautiful and goes so well with the flower on the sign. It is so peaceful and calm, I love it!

  16. Absolutely gorgeous looking card! You are so very talented!

  17. Just beautiful. Love the stamp combo and design. Thanks for the inspiration! Happy New Year, sweet friend!

  18. Very delicate. Very pretty little sign that would be a wonderful comfort sign. The blending is wonderful. Happy New Year.

  19. What a beautiful card! I will need to learn about the processes you used. The colors are very soft, calming. Love it!

  20. This is such a beautiful card! Love the softness!

  21. Very pretty with the weathered wood look.

  22. Wow!! Those two stamps sets together are absolutely beautiful! I love the look of this card so much. Just stunning!

  23. Very elegant card. I love all the grey.

  24. Such a peaceful card, with wonderful shading and dimension.