Saturday, October 2, 2021

Friends of Unity October Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Friends of Unity October Blog Hop. This month the theme is technique. Instead of deciding as group what technique we would all try, we would focus on our personal favorite. I will say that I have a couple that are at the top of my list, but I have to say that galaxy backgrounds probably come out as number one.

I struggled with these for so long... trying one tutorial after another, each attempt ending up in the trash. I don't recall if this was a new video by Jennifer McGuire, or how I stumbled upon it. I was adamant I was going to learn how to do this, and hers was the hands down winner. I love the part in the video when she says "it may look like a hot mess, but keep going" because when I made my first one, I was certain that I had ruined this one too. When I am in the mood to make these, I will make them in multiples. They are messy, but oh so worth it. If you struggle making galaxy backgrounds, i suggest you give her video a try. 

Hop along with the other Friends of Unity and see what techniques are their favorite...

Crystal O. Minkler

Hello Winter Days 10/20 KOM (Unity Stamp Company)

Watercolor Paper (Tim Holtz)
True Black (Papertrey)

Versafine Clair Nocturne
Seedless Preserves (Distress Oxide)
Wild Honey (Distress Oxide)
Peacock Feathers (Distress Oxide)
Salty Ocean (Distress Oxide)
Black Soot (Distress Oxide)


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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. This card is so beautiful! I love ink blending and your galaxy sky is magical. I love the specks as they could be stars or snow falling!

  2. Beautiful effect, I have not tried this (yet)

  3. Lovely card. I've tried it a few times,but I'm never totally happy with my results.

  4. This turned out great. Glad you hung in there, you did a great job!

  5. Your card looks
    Carla from Arizona

  6. Love the technique/cool affect of a galaxy background. Very cool card.

  7. Wow you have really mastered this technique, my friend!!!! Well done!

  8. Wow! This sky is stunning! I haven't been brave enough to tackle this technique yet!

  9. I think you nailed the galaxy technique very well. I like that you used it for a winter scene. Beautiful!

  10. I have just come back to crafting after about 3 years away … and have just discovered distress oxides .. got my first delivery in the past week. Starry skies are high in my list of things to do and yours is gorgeous … and hey of the 5 DO colours you list, my 1st 14 DO inkpad selection contains 4 of them … so I may try this tomorrow😀 Results will be on my blog x

  11. Lovely card, Eileen! Great job on the Galaxy!

  12. Love this card! I used this stamp last year on a gelli print with white sparkly embossing powder for a Christmas card.

  13. Love your galaxy background. I still have not tried this technqiue. I have been wanting to though.

  14. This galaxy background looks like I’m aboard a shuttle! I also watched Jennifer’s video, and it’s going to be a game changer for me!

  15. Beautiful! I love the reflection of the galaxy sky in the night-time snow.

  16. I love this! I've seen the video you mentioned and that same line cracked me up. Maybe I'll give it a try myself sometime.

  17. Such a beautiful softness in a dark card. I think that is very hard to pull off. Very very lovely.