Saturday, June 5, 2021

Friends of Unity June Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Friends of Unity June Blog Hop. This month the theme is masculine cards. Since none of the men in my life are much for cards... I really had to dig deep to find someone or some occasion in which I could make a card. I had this card completed and sitting on my desk for over a week without a sentiment on it. Suddenly signs started appearing on lawns and invitations started to arrive, and realized that this card would make a great graduation card. 

I opted for a twist on the spotlight technique, I cut a panel from the middle of the stamp and colored the center vehicles while leaving the ones on the perimeter white. I even included a pink Cadillac, a subtle nod to Elvis Presley. Funny story... I took a trip to Nashville in the early 2000’s and all I wanted to do was see ‘The Grand Ol Opry’ and get my picture taken with an Elvis impersonator. After a week there, I never got that picture.  

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

Crystal O. Minkler

Vroom (Unity Stamp Company)
...Say it Big (Unity) 

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

Memento Tuxedo Black

Sizzix Big Shot
Rectangle Stitched Dies (Papertrey)
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. Great card! Love the spotlight technique and the colors you chose... especially the pink Cadillac!!

  2. Really neat idea. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Fabulous card and
    love the colored
    Carla from Arizona

  4. I love this design with the selective coloring! Great card. Hubby and I went to Vegas for our 21st anniversary and were going to renew our vows by an Elvis impersonator. We chickened out. lol

  5. A very effective card - I love it!

  6. Love your card! Vroom is a go to for me for masculine cards!!
    Vannessa Osbourn

  7. There's a cute idea! Awe, sad about the picture, but the memories are forever right? Ha, literally got a sign to do this card huh? Tee hee. Really really cute.

  8. So much fun! I love your idea of a spotlight card. It is great and the pink car is a really cool nod to Elvis. This background is definitely in my wishlist!

  9. Love that you used brighter cards. Fantastic!

  10. That is a wonderful stamp and you used it very well in this month's masculine theme. Great job!

  11. Eileen this is awesome, I love the spotlight technique!!!

  12. Love this card! That stamp is perfect for graduation - everyone piling into their cars and heading out to their bright futures! Perfect, and the spotlight technique really makes it stand out.

  13. Awesome card, love the pink Cadillac. The spotlight technique is amazing and so colorful. You'll have to go to Graceland and get a pic with cutout Elvis. Or go to Vegas to get a pic with Elvis, I know, cuz I got one! Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. The vroom vroom background stamp is one of my go-to for men's cards. Absolutely love it.

  15. This is so perfect! And I just put that background stamp onto my wishlist. :)

  16. Wow! This card is awesome! I love the pink caddy!

  17. Oooh, I need to remember to use the spotlight technique soon because this is wonderful!

  18. Great vehicle card with the spotlight technique.