Thursday, February 22, 2018

GIU Gal ~ Day 4

I am so excited and honored to be the Growing in Unity Gal this week! Each day I will post a creation I have made using stamps from Unity Stamp Co.  I am choosing different coloring/stamping methods to share with you throughout this week.  Today's technique is blending Distress Oxide inks and stamping with water.
I started with an A2 size of Canson XL Watercolor Paper and used my Distress Oxide inks starting in the center of the paper with Seedless Preserves, then working outward in a circle, I added Wilted Violet, then Faded Jeans.  The Mandala stamp I used is from Unity's Unexpected Places KOM 2/17.  I placed it on my stamping tool and spritzed it with water and stamped it onto the inked paper, leaving it set for a minute or two.
I also splattered water on the panel creating the oxidized look.  I cut the panel in half to make the front and the back of the bookmark.  I inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink.  On the front, I stamped a sentiment from the Unexpected Places KOM 2/17 using VersaMagic Cloud White ink.  Last of all, I punched a hole in the top and added a ribbon.

GIVEAWAY: 

The wonderful people at Unity Stamps are giving away 25 random stamps to two lucky people who comment on my GIU posts this week. Be sure to leave a comment for each post this week (Monday through Friday) for the most chances to win! I will post the winners next week here on my blog.

I would love it if you would like my Facebook page, Beth's Beauties and/or follow my blog to stay updated on my creations!

GIVEAWAY #2

If you follow me on any of my social media outlets, Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest/YouTube leave another comment here on my blog for a chance to win this package of Unity stamps and embossing folder from my stash.

If you missed the past GIU posts this week, here are the links:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Bicycle Happy Birthday Card

If you are looking for my GIU gal post, click HERE.

Good Morning!  Today is my day to post on the SumMore Fun blog.  The card I am sharing with you uses a stamp set from Victorine Originals called Bicycles Set with Penny Farthing.
I used patterned papers from DCWV's Hello Darlin' stack.  I stamped on the wood grain paper with the square shaped bicycle stamp using brown ink.  It created a great background!  I stamped the focal point bicycle in brown as well and then die cut around it.  The sentiment is from Victorine Originals' Floral & Sayings stamp set.  That was stamped with VersaMark and embossed with gold powder.  I embellished with a bow of Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine and GMD Mai Tai enamel dots.
Remember, we have this Mood Board Challenge going on right now! Here is the inspiration photo for it. You can use the pictures, theme, and/or colors to enter.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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GIU Gal ~ Day 3

I am so excited and honored to be the Growing in Unity Gal this week! Each day I will post a creation I have made using stamps from Unity Stamp Co.  I am choosing different coloring/stamping methods to share with you throughout this week.  Today I am sharing white embossing on white paper with watercoloring.
I started by using Canson XL Watercolor paper and stamping the beautiful floral image from the Unity In Love With Love KOM 6/14 with VersaMark and embossing with white powder.  I used Distress Inks in Seedless Preserves, Milled Lavender, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, and Peacock Feathers with an aqua brush for the image.  I then went around the image with Weathered Wood Distress Ink to create a shadow effect.  I splattered some inks around the image as well.  The sentiment is from a Unity grab bag.  I cut that panel out with a GMD stitched rectangle die and layered it with a GMD scalloped stitched rectangle die cut.

GIVEAWAY: 

The wonderful people at Unity Stamps are giving away 25 random stamps to two lucky people who comment on my GIU posts this week. Be sure to leave a comment for each post this week (Monday through Friday) for the most chances to win! I will post the winners next week here on my blog.

I would love it if you would like my Facebook page, Beth's Beauties and/or follow my blog to stay updated on my creations!

GIVEAWAY #2

If you follow me on any of my social media outlets, Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest/YouTube leave another comment here on my blog for a chance to win this package of Unity stamps and embossing folder from my stash.

If you missed the past GIU posts this week, here are the links:
Day 1
Day 2

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

GIU Gal ~ Day 2

I am so excited and honored to be the Growing in Unity Gal this week! Each day I will post a creation I have made using stamps from Unity Stamp Co.  I am choosing different coloring/stamping methods to share with you throughout this week.  Today's technique is white colored pencil on kraft.
  I stamped the Unity Hey There...Wise Guy stamps in black on a large kraft tag-it and simply shaded in areas with a white colored pencil.  I then distressed the edges of the tag with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and added a Trendy Page Dot and Totally Black Trendy Twine to the tag.  The card base features patterned papers from DCWV's Treasures stack, burlap ribbon and GMD Sophisticated Enamel dots.

GIVEAWAY: 

The wonderful people at Unity Stamps are giving away 25 random stamps to two lucky people who comment on my GIU posts this week. Be sure to leave a comment for each post this week (Monday through Friday) for the most chances to win! I will post the winners next week here on my blog.

I would love it if you would like my Facebook page, Beth's Beauties and/or follow my blog to stay updated on my creations!

GIVEAWAY #2

If you follow me on any of my social media outlets, Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest/YouTube leave another comment here on my blog for a chance to win this package of Unity stamps and embossing folder from my stash.

If you missed the past GIU post this week, here is the link:
Day 1

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!