Saturday, May 1, 2021

Friends of Unity May Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Friends of Unity May Blog Hop. This month the theme is flora and fauna. Such as broad theme and so many choices! I wanted to use this background stamp as this was a recent addition to my collection and I was eager to use it. I had seen a lot of great inspiration in the show and tell page, and found that this was better suited for a floral image than fauna.

The next step was my color combination. After deciding on what you see here, I can see how this background stamp could be used in so many ways. I opted to shake things up a little and stamp a portion of it in yellow as I felt the monochromatic theme I started with looked a little drab. The flower was fussy cut and quickly colored to draw attention to this spring birthday card.

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

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

Be Unstoppable (Unity Stamp Company)
Polka Dance Background (Unity)

Stampers Select White (Papertrey Ink)
True Black (Papertrey)

Memento Tuxedo Black 
Daffodil Delight (Stampin Up)

Sizzix Big Shot
Infinity Circle Dies (Hero Arts)
Wagner Heat Tool 
Alabaster Embossing Powder (Brutus Monroe)
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. Your sunflower card is energizing and so inviting! The design of the black borders are really awesome. I love how you used the background stamp with two separate colors.

  2. Like the contrast
    of the black, white
    and yellow! Very pretty.
    Carla from Utah

  3. Loving this one, too!! #sunflowersremindmeofyou

  4. Beautiful spring card!! You're a terrific fussy cutter!
    🎈Happy birthday Unity!

  5. Love the card, the sunflower really 'pops' on the background

  6. Gorgeous card, Eileen! I love the contrast in the background and the pop of color with the yellow flower! So beautiful!

  7. That sunflower is just awesome! Beautiful card.

  8. Oh great LOL you are definitely an enabler. Two more stamp sets to add to my wishlist is if it's not long enough already. Great inspiration beautiful card.

  9. Oh I love this so much!!! That background stamp is THE BEST and I love how you created 2 colors from it!!!!!

  10. This is such a bright and cheerful card! I like your color choices a lot.

  11. So pretty and perfect for spring with that cheerful yellow floral design.

  12. This is so pretty! I love the flower and your color combo for your card!

  13. THis is so so pretty, I really need to use that background. It really is cool!

  14. Love your two color polka dot background! Such a great idea! Perfect for the pretty sunflower!
    Vannessa Osbourn