Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Growing in Unity Wednesday

Hi everyone!  Here's a card I put together using the Unity Stamp Company kit "Best Fishes."  Isn't it a fun set for the guys?

I achieved the coloring of the fish by using a lot of white and a little bit of blue watercolor pencil over top of the stamped image.  Then I used a blender pen to activate the watercolor pencil and push the white onto the dark fins for some pop.

About the embellishments: The paper clip is one that I brought home from France ten years ago because I loved the shape and bright metallic colors.  And in the world of coincidences, I bought those paperclips at a "papeterie"- a "stationery store" which is one of the words on the stamp.  Funny how that works, huh?  The button is a freebie from a Unity order I received long ago.  One thing I appreciate is that Unity typically sends a free gift with every order.  Small orders might get a tag and some buttons or a journaling card while bigger orders often qualify for free stamp sets.  It's always fun to get a thank you gift.  

What is going to get you through your Wednesday?  I have a dinner out with friends from my church tonight, so that should be a fun motivator to get me through the work day.

Don't forget to leave comments each day this week for chances to win the grab bags Unity is offering.  Their grab bags are awesome and you don't want to miss out!

25 comments:

  1. Life is full of coincidences I find, Lovely card!

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  2. Love this card!!! I’m going to have to get that stamp!! This would be a great card for my brother who does a lot of deep sea fishing. Great job!!

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  3. I love masculine cards and this one is great. The layers and coloring are perfect.

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  4. Love the dimension that you have achieved on your card! Great job. And to incorporate past 'found objects' really adds to the card and to your blogging story.

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  5. I really love this card! I am always looking for masculine card ideas.

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  6. Fantastic masculine card! Thanks for sharing how you colored the fish.

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  7. love the torn look of the dsp.....goes great for a masculine card...love that fish stamp

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  8. Beautiful job on the fish! Great coloring!

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  9. What a great card. Love the white pencil on the kraft paper. And what fun with the paperclip! Beautiful!

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  10. I love how you included different elements and textures with the great fish image!!! GREAT card.

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  11. OMG I love this card you are adding to my to try list every day. I just got mustang and truck so I could make some male cards this fish did not appeal to me but the card is wonderful. I have never done the ripped look edging either, my list of experiments is growing thank you again

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  12. Great masculine card. I like the papers and the layers. Great story about the paper clip.

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  13. Great guy card! I have such a challenge making those!

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  14. Very nice! I don't think I have any Unity stamps appropriate for masculine cards - I have an order arriving today - all flowers!

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  15. Great masculine card. I love Unity Stamps

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  16. What a great guy card!!! Love the colours!

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  17. Love this masculine card and the colors. Love the way you colored the fish.
    We are in the midst of moving and I am sick to boot, so commenting on your cards (have to go back to yesterday as I spent the day in bed!) is what's getting me though. I needed a break! lol

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  18. Very masculine card. Love your card.

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  19. I love your card and your cool coincidence! Hope you had a great dinner with your friends at church! We had a lovely Wednesday here in S. Ga. :-)

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  20. Hi, You have hit the style of cards, that I enjoy making. I love that the paper clip came from France. The button embellishment is a nice touch!
    I got to be with my 17 month old grandson, today! ❤️
    Thank you, Cindi

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  21. Love this!!! I have that stamp on my wishlist, will certainly buy it now, great inspiration!!

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  22. Thank you for the inspiration. I love this fish stamp! Great job!

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  24. Great job on your fish!!
    It looks so good.

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