Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Growing in Unity #2

Welcome to my second Unity Stamp Company Growing in Unity post!  Don't forget to leave a comment so you have a chance to win a grab bag of 25 Unity stamps!  

If you're like me, you probably find it much harder to make cards for the guys in your life than for the women in your life because their interests are harder to capture in stamps.  Over the Christmas holiday, I was lucky to spend several consecutive days with my fiancĂ© and my parents and we ended up talking about this very topic one evening when my mom sat down to make a card for a male friend's birthday.  I asked my fiancĂ© what imagery he'd like to see on cards.  He said lighthouses are good. For a guy who works with computers, obsesses over fancy watches and cool cars, and likes to go hiking, I was a little surprised by his request. 

I'm always checking out the newest Unity releases to see if there are any stamps that he'd like.  While this one may not be new, and may not be quite the lighthouse he requested, it was inked up for the first time when I made this card.  You can get it for yourself on the Unity website; it's called "Celebrate."


The spotted paper was made with Dylusions ink sprays over white cardstock. I paper pieced the white sail. 

Remember to leave a comment so you are entered to win the 25 stamp grab bag from Unity Stamp Company at the end of the week!  Did you check out Karen's GIU post yet today?  She also has a chance for you to win those 25 random stamps, so head over there next. 

Kathryn

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Proud Alumni of Operation Write Home
Cards shipped to OWH in 2014: 21
Cards shipped to OWH in 2013: 829 blank and 301 AnyHero
Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 1284 blank and 218 AnyHero
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695

23 comments:

  1. I love boating and I love your card! Great idea with this one!

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  2. Great card! I struggle with masculine cards also.

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  3. What a great masculine birthday card!

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  4. Very nice simple, masculine card. Love how you paper pieced in combination with stamping. Great colors!

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  5. Great card! I agree about the challenge of making guy cards! The sailboat is a great choice! Love the effect on your spotted paper too!

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  6. I've bought their masculine stamps but have yet to use them, thank you for the idea!

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  7. This is a perfectly masculine card! Great job on it.

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  8. Yep, those manly cards are the hardest. lol Yours is awesome!

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  9. This is a beautiful card. I love how the paper behind the boat may symbolize water and it also reminds me of the world. ������

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  10. Love the colors and the designs. I actually make a lot of male cards and they always appreciate them so. Unity makes it easier by having several stamps that can do the job.

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  11. Great man card. Hmmm, lighthouses..... Hugz

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  12. Yes, guy cards are definitely a challenge for me too! I just can't seem to make a card without flowers or pink/purple! I love the simplicity of your card. Very nice!

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  13. So cool! I just draw a huge blank when it comes to masculine cards! Great job!

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  14. Definitely an awesome guy card and colors.Thanks for sharing in detail your techniques!

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  15. I like how the speckles are on the ripped part, too. What a great guy card--love the boat.

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  16. Love your inky masterpiece! My hubs would love this card; he's seriously into boating!

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  17. Great card, Kathryn! I love the background!!!

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  18. Great Masculine card. I love the background and the fact that you paper pieced the sale. This card gives off a calming feeling.

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  19. Nice card for the men in our lives!

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  20. Always a challenge to make masculine cards, but you got this one just perfectly!

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