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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Growing in Unity Blog Hop ...

Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. ~Author unknown, quoted in The Ladies Repository: A Monthly Periodical, Devoted to Literature, Arts, and Religion, September 1874, commonly misattributed to Henry Van Dyke and Henry David Thoreau

Good Morning!
If you came here from Ginger Pelfrey's blog, you are on the right track ...
If not, the complete blog hop list is at the end of this post so make sure you stop, look and comment on each one!

In early September I was lucky enough to be a “Growing in Unity Gal” and spent a week sharing Chirstmas cards I made using my Unity Stamps. I loved the challenge of it and I look forward to next year’s event.

This week, I am participating in small blog hop with several other GUI gals to share some more cards made with Unity stamps as well as give two lucky commenters a chance to win some Unity Stamps of their very own!

For this hop I wanted to play with my new set of Unity Stamps as well as some goodies that have not seen the light of day for a while … namely, watercolor paper, embossing powder and Twinkling H2O paints!

After a few trial and errors with my paints, here is my card. I have to say I love how well the image stamped and heat embossed. Even those little fine lines picked up nice and clean. 



Here are some close ups of the flowers so you can see the embossing and the fine sparkle from the Twinkling H2O paints. (and yes, the card really does shimmer with those colors in the light.) 




Supplies
  • Image & Sentiment (Unity Stamps KOM 2015 “Halo Dirty”)
  • Card stock, base (The Paper Studio)
  • Card stock, black (Stampin Up!)
  • Card stock, metallic (Neenah)
  • Cold Press 140lb watercolor paper (Canson)
  • India Ink (Memories)
  • Pearls (Stash)
  • Sharpies – used to color the pearls
  • Twinkling H2O (ColourArte)
  • White embossing powder (Stampin Up!
Now comes the HOP part ....

Make sure you visit all of our blogs and comment fo a chance to win a Unity Prize package!



Thanks for stopping by and good luck!
(Hugs) Cara


34 comments:

stamping sue said...

Lovely card. I like the yellow and green together.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Amber Scholtz said...

This is beautiful! I have never heard of twinkling h2o inks before. I will have to check it out now.

SmilynStef said...

Wow ... that is sparkly shimmery gorgeous

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Wow, this is fabulous Cara, Love it!!!!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Wow !!! This card is absolutely gorgeous !! The color combo is great and the shimmers..... oh my goodness !! I really need to give this Twinkling H2O a try....

Gingin said...

Beautiful card Cara! Love the sprinkle and shine from the H2o’s!

Patti J said...

Wow! This is stunning - love the shimmer and shine of the H20's! Thanks for sharing!!!

Kenneth Simmons said...

This is an awesome card. Love the coloring.

Karen Conner said...

I love embossing and coloring. I love your color combo. Turned out great!

Judy B said...

Very gorgeous. Your flowers are so sparkling. Thanks for sharing. ❤️

Dawn Fields said...

Hello Cara! I'm loving all the sparkle and shine.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is so beautiful, who would like glitters?

ionabunny said...

Oh my goodness, that glows. So pretty. Love it. Hugz

Cindy Thick said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

I loved your shimmery card and I love Twinkling H2Os too:) thanks for sharing

Hope said...

What a beautiful card love how the card shimmers

Vencine Martin said...

Love Love Love all the shimmer! You have inpired me to break out my H2O's

kathy ness said...

So pretty! I have twinkling h2o's that havent been used for awhile either. This encourages me to get them out. Thanks

Lois Wyche said...

Cara, this is a beautiful card. The design and technique is outstanding. The H2O will be my exploration because I've never heard of it. tfs

Mary said...

So pretty. The yellow and green compliment each other and the twinkling h2os make the image pop.

Phaline Perry said...

The greens and yellows are beautiful

Bo Prior said...

Wow! Love all the shimmer. Thanks for sharing.

Kris Kok said...

Love the shimmer! I too have never heard of twinkling H2Os. That's why I love seeing other people's stuff!!

Crafter said...

Love your card!

Jan Vint said...

Wow! That's just gorgeous. Whoever receives that is one lucky person! I love that sentiment too!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome card. I love using the H2O's and embossing. Love the color choices. Thanks for sharing

Janice Monforton said...

Love the twinkling H2O and how it shimmers. Cute card.

AnnaS said...

It's so titillating! I can't stop looking at it! WOW WOW WOW!!!

Mary Sikes said...

I use H2O's on all my work. I love the sparkle in them and they blend so well, when they went out of favor for comics they are hard to find. Have to get them online now but color choices seem to be more limited. Still an array of colors. You did a fantastic job on this!

Joyce Verdon said...

Absolutely beautiful, those paints are amazing!

Penny Stuart said...

Beaut, I haven't used my Twinkling H2O's in years! Thank you for reminding me of the beauty of them in your creativity!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Stunning card!!! Love it!!!

Dandydo said...

Gorgeous card! I'm going to have to try some of these techniques that are new to me!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the effect you got with these pretty flowers!