Saturday, January 5, 2019

Friends Of Unity~ January is a New Year

Happy New Year!!
This is the first weekend of the new year!!
Friends of Unity's cue this month is..
New Year!
For my card, I used 
Celebrate the New" by Angie Blom

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For this card, I used distress inks for the backgrounk
I heat embossed the fireworks from the set in white, then took my watercolor pens, and lightly went over them to add some color
I stamped,  then water colored the girl, and fussy cut her out. I don't like the white edges much, so I took my Memento pen and lightly went around them.. I even water colored her hair, too
I really like how this one turned out :) 

The for my next card, I used the same sentiment stamp and fireworks. This time I gold embossed 
I added some embellishments to the upper left corner, 
such as, star shaped brads, and gold thread from SU!. 
The shiny gold washi tape helped with the raw looking folded edge...
this was a super quick card

Here are the two of them together
Well, that's it for me this..
There are a few giveaways again this month!!!
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We hope we have inspired you!!
INKY HUGS, Robyn

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  We are NOT sponsored by Unity Stamp Co., but they approve our hop. We are huge fans of the company, their products, the owners and staff, and the Unity Show and Tell community, which is why this hop was started.
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36 comments:

  1. Fabulous cards, Robyn! I love the background you created for the first one... great colors and the addition of the city, awesome! Your second card is so elegant with the all the beautiful gold elements! Lovely!

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  2. Your background is amazing. I love your idea of embossing the fireworks and then using color over them. I can't wait to try this.

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  3. I love those fireworks so much. I need this set! I see so many great uses for this stamp set and you just nailed one of them! Amazing work!

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  4. Great cards! I love seeing different ways to use the same set. Your background is lovely!

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  5. Fantastic cards Robyn, love the stamps used!! Love the background on the first card you created with the fireworks....yes I may need to get that stamps...LOL

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  6. Beautiful cards! I love both the color and neutral versions of the fireworks!!! Happy New Year to you!!!

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  7. Fun, festive and beautiful cards! Gorgeous!

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  8. Hello Robyn and Happy New Year!! Your cards are beautiful. I love the added bit of texture of the thread & stars on the 2nd card. And all the gold embossing is yummy. I also love how the first card turned out - so pretty & colorful!

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  9. Love them both, this stampset is on my wishlist!! Love it!! And great idea to use watercolors to add some color to the firework!!

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  10. Love your New Year cards, they give such a good feeling!

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  11. Love, love, love these cards. I've been seeing this set used on the Show & Tell and just had to order it the other day. You've given me inspiration! Both are so different and both are beautiful. :)

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  12. Lovely cards.
    Love the colors
    on the first card.
    Looks like she is
    having fun.
    Carla from Utah

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  13. Love these cards Robyn...I love that new stamp set...it's definitely on my wishlist!

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  14. Just amazing Robyn. I love your colored background and white fireworks. And I can't even tell you fussy cut the Angiegirl, she looks amazing. And I love the gold/white elegance of your second card. Just lovely projects. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy New Year!

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  15. Wonderful choice of images- and 2 awesome cards! I love the colorful 1st card- and wow for watercoloring her - and her hair as well! Love the 2nd card- beautify in simplicity : ) Happy New Year!

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  16. Love it, thanks for the inspiration, I have not inked mine yet but plan to today! 💕💕

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  17. Wow .. wonderful cards! Love the watercoloring! Also love the colorful fireworks. Great idea!

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  18. I’ve stamped a few cards now with this lovely girl for the new year, such a fun set to work with. I really like how you used it in your second card. Gave me ideas, would make a great Fourth of July card

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  19. These came out great! Love the background on your first card and the second card design is so creative! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. That kit seems to be pretty popular and I can see why. I like both of your takes on using this awesome set. Two completely different looks that are both beautiful!

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  21. great cards! so positive and uplifting! brilliant! happy new year!

    Alicia

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  22. Very cute cards, Robyn! Very festive for New Year’s (and, I think I used the same star brads!)!

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  23. So beautifully done! 🥳

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  24. You know. You know I love these! I need to spend more time blending bg’s. I love yours so much. The fireworks card is my absolute favorite. The embossing, the added embellishments, the gold thread! All of it! ♥️

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  25. Two gorgeous cards using this new stamp set. Love the fireworks on both cards. Thanks for sharing with us. 😍😍

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  26. This image just makes me happy! Love the fireworks and blended ink background

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  27. Happy New Year to everyone!!!
    Both your cards are so beautiful!!!

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  28. These cards make me smile. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Love your creativity with the fireworks.

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  30. I love your cards ,both are Beautiful,This stamp is now on my wish list

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  31. Pretty cards Robyn! I absolutely love the background on the first one with those fabulously embossed fireworks. I may just have to add this stamp set to my collection.

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  32. So fun--love the fireworks to celebrate the New Year.

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  33. beautiful cards! I keep telling myself I don't need this stamp set. Then I see such pretty cards like yours and my desire to own it grows. Well done, Robyn!

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