Thursday, March 5, 2015

Unity Stamp Company & OWH Blog Hop


Hello and welcome! I'm excited to be participating in the Unity Stamp Co. Blog Hop today (which officially begins at 12:00 noon Central time) with so many truly talented and gifted crafters. If you scroll down to the end of this post you'll find a list of the stops or you can head on over to OWH Stars & Stamps blog or the Unity Stamps blog to find your way too.

These new stamps are fabulous! I'm lucky enough to have quite a few Unity Stamps in my collection and they are among my favorite, go-to sets. I decided  I'd take the opportunity to focus on the fun, artsy feel of this set in my card.



I used a 140# cold-pressed Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper for my base and finally broke into a set of Faber-Castell Gelatos that I've had for awhile but until now had gone untouched. I started by creating the background, randomly stamping the text stamp in this set and then added the flag right on top. 



The handmade in USA sentiment is heat embossed in white and those are just basic staples holding it to the layer below it. I should also note that the whole thing is then attached to a card base so there is no chance of catching anyone's fingers on those staples.




I had lots of fun playing with this set, and as you can see there are 2 stamps I didn't use... that heart would make a great CAS card all on it's own wouldn't it? Although the sentiment could make this card good for almost any message I think I'll be using it as an Any Hero card for OWH.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop! Head on over to Rachel next (#13) and see what she has in-store for you...

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49 comments:

Miwa said...

What a stunning card!

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Paula! So happy to see you on the hop! Your card is awesome, as I knew it would be. I haven't had time to hop yet but had to come see your card!

Diane Loughrey said...

As always you did an excellent job.

Becca said...

Absolutely beautiful! I may have to add the gelatos to my wishlist. ;)

Kathy morgan said...

Paula, How neat of a background with the gelatos!! Loving your card. Thanks for supporting OWH!!

Sandy Allnock said...

SO very cool...I love how you mixed the sentiment with the stamp to make that awesome background!

designbydonna said...

Awesome. Love vintage look.

Lori Kobular said...

Great card Paula! I love the random stamping of the sentiment and then the flag! I can't wait to get my hands on this set!

Teresa Kieser said...

Oh I love this card. Now I see I have a new stamp set to put on my list. Great Any Hero card images indeed.

Kris said...

Gorgeous card. Love the flag stamped on top of the sentiment and the gelatos are just right for this technique. So happy we're hopping together today.

Sarah said...

Absolutely fantastic!!! Love this so much! Thank you for all you do for Unity!

Ruby said...

Excellent card using the new stamp. TFS

Donna Dacy said...

What a great card. I have not tried gelatos yet but I can see them in my future after seeing this card. Love the back ground you made ... this is such a great stamp set...so versatile. Great job and TFS

Marsha said...

Beautiful, Paula. Love the distressing and that accent of red on the side.

Sandra Schroeder said...

I love your card and your technique.

Debbie Caldwell said...

Paula, I really like the quote in the background and the flag in front...what a terrific card. Glad to see you in the hop.

cal8007 said...

Paula, I love the way you created the background for the card. Outstanding!!

Carmen L

Linda said...

these cards are amazing

Brandi R said...

Love the look and feel of this card! Beautiful ♥

Shelley C said...

I like the Made in USA touch!!

Immi said...

Super card - I really like the layered effect you achieved!

Katie Bolinger said...

very nice I like how the sentiment is used as texture.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love your card!

Kristie said...

I love how you created the background of your card using the sentiment and flag stamps. I like how your card has a distressed look, yet the colors are so bright and vibrant. Thanks for your continued support to OWH.

Sybrina K said...

Paula, So glad you were able to participate in the hop and love your card! How clever to stamp the sentiment as expected and then stamp the flag at an angle. :)

jcobb said...

Fantastic card! I love the way you used the sentiment as the background for that lovely flag.

Teresa Doyle said...

I really like your card Paula. Well done.

Toni K said...

This is a great card!

Patsy Hattori said...

Super card!

Samantha Klaebe said...

This hop is wonderful!
Great card, love the layout, the neutral colours and the bold red/blue popping out!

Thanks for sharing

Beth F. said...

Wow,wow, WOW! This is a fabulous card!

Sue D said...

Fabulous. I like the text background behind the flag.

Stephanie said...

Love how you did the background!

BobbisTreasure said...

Beautifully done - love the over stamped background.

Joan K said...

I too love the background, and the twine is a great finishing touch. Very nicely done!

Scrapper Myra said...

This is a great card.

Kathy S said...

I think the Gelatos made a perfect base Paula - looks great!

Tasha Freeman said...

Great card!

Cindi Hall said...

I love this new military kit. I have so many men in my family I could use this for!

ionabunny said...

Great card. Love how you stamped the words. Hugz

Anonymous said...

Love your card design, thanks for sharing

Linda Patti. tpatti@windstream.net

Stampy Sister said...

Your card is so lovely. Loved the techniques you used.

Sweet April said...

So fabulous card.Thanks for sharing.

jules said...

Awesome card for such great stamps!

Sherry Butcher said...

Love the technique for the OWH card!! Thanks for sharing.

Angie Hudson said...

Great card! Thank you for supporting OWH!

airbornewife said...

Wowzers Paula!!! Love how you used the stamp set.. just love it!! thanks for sharing. Pam

jennifer mitten said...

I love this card - the red sentiment just pops!

Ann said...

Paula, I just LOVE your card! The distressing is great and I love the sentiment on the torn red. Perfect!

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