Hi Crafty Friends!
I am excited to be hopping along this month with our Friends of Unity once again with a fun new theme for you! This month we are sharing our love of neutrals with a Kraft,Black and White theme! I hope you will find lots of INKspiration here as well as from all of our Friends of Unity!
Before I show you the projects I made I first want to thank everyone who visited last month and left such sweet feedback! I appreciate that you stopped by my page and was so kind enough to comment! It gives me such great joy reading them all! This month is my first giveaway of the year and I let my son pick a winner for me and that winner is…………..drumrolll………………Carla Hundley! Congratulations!! Please PM me your mailing address no later than March 12th so I can pop your prize in the mail! Again, thank you SO much for your support!
A few notes before we get started:
Please note that our blog hop is not sponsored by Unity Stamp Company (although they approve!) Many times our Friends of Unity have giveaways that are announced the following month so be sure to stop back to see if you are a winner! Any prizes that may be given away during the hop are all lovingly donated by the Friends of Unity! As you visit each of my talented friends, please be sure to leave some love at each stop along the way! So much time and effort goes into creating the projects we share with you and your kind feedback is always so greatly appreciated! I keep my comment moderation on so if you don’t see your comment right away, you will shortly! If you are inkspired by any of my projects, please be sure to tag me! I would love to see what you create! Lastly, the links to any products that I use are non-affiliated links which means I simply just love the products, I am not compensated by the company for using them.
Now for my first project using just Kraft and White :
For this card I started off with a white cardstock base. All of my cardstock bases are Hammermill 110# from Amazon. I then cut my Kraft colored cardstock from The Cardstock Warehouse 1/4 inch smaller than my base. Using one of the beautiful stems from the Insightful Meadow kit, I then stamped the image using the Kraft colored inkpad from Gina K inks.
Next I just added some white Nuvo drops for accent. This really was a super simple card to put together using limited supplies. I love super simple cards!
For my next project I used a black and Kraft theme. Kraft cardstock photographs SO weird even with proper lighting.. the color is more like a brown paper bag in real life.
For this card I started off with a Kraft colored cardstock base from The Cardstock Warehouse. I used the new scalloped & rectangle nesting die set from Unity which includes a gorgeous scalloped rectangle and a stitched rectangle which nests perfectly with each other. As you can see here I used the larger stitched rectangle to cut out the base to do my stamping and then the coordinating scallop die to cut out my black mat.
Once I cut out the Kraft cardstock I used my Misti and stamped the floral image from the “Include Yourself in Beauty “ kit a few times. Since the Kraft cardstock has a slightly different texture than the normal smooth cardstock I use, I had to stamp it a few times to get the image perfectly inked. The Misty comes in SO handy for this. After the ink was dry I added a few dots using a Signo white gel pen and added some gold splatters using gold watercolor pans and a fan brush. It’s really hard to see in the picture. It appears more “watermarked” but in real life it’s gold splatters and SO pretty!
I heat embossed the sentiment from the “So Very Grateful” kit in gold embossing powder onto thick velum. I tore the sentiment piece as shown and wrapped it around my stamped Kraft cardstock and then using Tombow liquid glue, I glued this to my scalloped mat.
Using foam adhesive I attached my completed stamped image to my Kraft cardstock to complete the card.
Here’s a closer look:
For my next card I again used the kraft and black theme but added a lot more white accents as you can see:
For this card I again used the Insightful Meadows stamp kit which is really one of my absolute FAVORITES. I just love the different stems in the kit. I used two different one’s for this card and love how it turned out
I started off with a black cardstock base and trimmed a Kraft colored mat 1/4 inch smaller. All the cardstock I used for this card is from the Cardstock Warehouse. I absolutely LOVE their cardstock and the Sirio black is THE blackest black cardstock I have seen! I then used the smaller stitched rectangle from the Scalloped & Rectangle nesting dies to cut out the Kraft mat that I used to stamp my images.
After stamping the images using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink I heat set the ink with a heating tool and used my Signo white gel pen to add accents. I cut the black mat 1/8 inch larger than my stamped image and glued this together.
Using a random sentiment “Smile” that I received on a past grab bag, I heat embossed the word using white Unicorn pigment ink and detailed white embossing powder onto a piece of scrap black cardstock.
The stamped image was adhered to the card using double sided foam tape and the sentiment was popped up onto the card, as shown, using a foam adhesive dot.
I really love the way this card turned out!
For my final card I used all three neutral colors together! Kraft, black and white! I obviously saved my favorite card for last!
For this project I started with a cardstock base using Kraft cardstock from The Cardstock Warehouse. I used the smaller rectangle stitched die from the scalloped & rectangle die set to create the panel I stamped on. The white cardstock I use is Hammermill cardstock 80# from Amazon. It works perfectly even with Copic Markers!
I randomly stamped the leaves from the “Give Thanks” kit in three different shades of green ins from Gina K. After stamping the entire image I then used a blending brush around the sides. The black cardstock mat was cut 1/8 inch larger than my stamped image and glued together using Tombow liquid glue.
I then stamped the sentiment “happy” three times in black ink onto white cardstock and used my scalloped nesting square dies from Stampin’ Up! to gut them out. I also shaded the sides with a blending brush for more depth.
Using my gold watercolor pan and a fan brush I added some splatters of gold to the stamped image and the sentiment.
The completed image was attached to my card base using double sided foam adhesive and a black/white gingham ribbon was wrapped around for accent. I tucked the sentiment, as shown, under the ribbon slightly and attached to the stamped image using foam adhesive.
Here’s a closer look:
I really enjoyed this monthly theme! I rarely have pulled out my Kraft cardstock in the past but I think I will find myself doing so more often! Which card did you like the best? If any of my creations inspired you, be sure to post using your Unity Stamps to the Unity Show and Tell Facebook group and tag me!
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