Day 1


Well, Hello there! I've been looking forward to this week for months! Ok, I've been full of anxiety thinking about this week for months! Hahaha!
I'm proud to be representing Unity Stamps this week. They're a small family business and know how to take care of their customers and make amazing stamps. The quality of their product is truly the best I have ever used. Really!


Project 1
 Remember several years back. when Chevron prints were all the rage? Everything was Chevron. Everyone wanted Chevron. I'm pretty particular about trendy things, but I was in love with the Chevrons. I sought out background stamps with the zig-zagged peaks all over it, nothing had me grabbing my wallet until I saw Unity's Chevron background designed by Jillibean Soup. It was exactly what I was seeking, and my very first Unity purchase.
Naturally, Its only fitting to start my GIU week with it.
I make a lot of goofs in my creative process, most of my favorite pieces came to be from a happy accident. My background colors were applied while playing around with my diy gelli plate. I had put the paints on too heavily and the important Chevron details were smooshed. Oh, by the way, I also never throw potentials away. Never.  Favorites
 Back to the card details, I needed a rainbow card for my little neighbor who will be turning 5 next month. So, I dug out my smooshed Chevron, and used my MISTI to align the stamp on the painted surface. I inked it up with white craft ink. It was looking good. Lots of texture showing from the paint and ink mixture. Then, I sprinkled Stampendeous Stardust embossing powder all over it. OOOOH! LOVE! Sparkly Rainbow Chevrons! Win Win. Of course the only thing fitting for rainbows and sparkle is a Unicorn! Unity's "I am Unicorn" kit is exactly what I had in mind.  The Unicorn is flocked, all fuzzy and soft, and her mane sparkles from shimmery gel pen inks. Finally, her horn is very regal and strong, gilded in silver glitter.
Yellow is my little neighbors favorite color, and it was lacking on the rainbow panel, so I added it in accents. A shaker framed in glittery yellow, an embossed Chevron strip, and a big fat yellow bow.  I also colored, and glossy coated the mini heart stamps from the I Am Unicorn stamp kit. They made the perfect embellishment to finish it off.
 The sentiment inside the seed bead filled shaker are two different Unity stamps.  The Happy Birthday one is actually a dirty worded stamp. LOL! (I'm not seeing it on the site anymore. booo!) To make it more fitting for a youngster, I masked the "B" word out and added, "Make a Wish" from Plenty of Pandas Set. Lastly, I sprinkled in some glittered dots for interest.


Let me know what you think! Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win some Unity Stamps!

Guess what? I get to choose two of you to WIN a Unity grab bag of 25 stamps, just for leaving a comment on my posts here this week, so be sure to comment and come back for more all week.

Thanks for stopping by! Come Back tomorrow for my special Anniversary post!

Comments

  1. I love unicorns! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. So awesome to have another designer join the Unity family! I have fell in love with their products and haven't bought another brand stamp sense I found them. I love being a part of SMAK KOM. Can't wait to see all of the great things you will be creating.... happy stamping and welcome to Unity.

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    1. Thank you so much Lea! I lust for most of their SMAK & KOM.

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  3. Love it so bright and fun. I love unity stamps. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. Love the seed beads and the sparkles!!!

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  5. Wow! Your card is a colorful bliss. Stunning!

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  7. Wow! What a great card full of color and fun! I am sure your little neighbor will like it!!! A lesson to us all on the value of keeping things for the right card!

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  8. What a great bright and fun card! I love unicorns and used to collect them. Great job!

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  9. Fun card! Love all the bright colors!

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  10. Unicorns are so big right now. I like how you colored it--especially the eyes!

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  11. This is sooooo much fun! I have watched lots of videos using the gelli pad lately, can't find one in Canada, but will have to try and make my own....love your card, and so will the lucky 5 year old next door!

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    1. I LOVE my homemade Gelli Plate! I made it about a year ago and its still in perfect shape. If you make one, decide what size and how thick you want it before hand and find the perfect container for it. I used a 9x12 clam shell that originally had Avery mailing labels in it, so I saved money using something I already had on hand. I purchased my supplies on Amazon. In all I paid $7 for a 9x12 plate and have enough left over materials for several more. There are hundreds of YouTubers sharing recipes, I went with this one, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9taUh073vQ Good Luck and thanks for your comment!

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  12. Most vibrant colored card I have seen all month! The birthday girl will love it!

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  13. Welcome Shannon as GIU Girl this week. I'm looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations and from what I see of this first one, WOW, the week is going to be enjoyable. Love the technique, the colors are absolutely wonderful you have made your card look so mystical. Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to tomorrow.

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  14. I love all of the vibrant colors used in it. It brings me back to the My Little Ponies days and how magical and happy they were.

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  15. This is so beautiful. I live the colors. The shaker is beautiful.

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  16. This makes me so happy just looking at it. It's beautiful! And I adore shakers.

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  17. Wow, your little neighbor is going to go bonkers over this unicorn card! Unicorns, fuzzy flocking and glitter....a dream come true for a 5 year old (for older ones as well..haha) That rainbow card base with zig zags in sparkly white is AMAZING! Congrats on your GIU week.

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  18. My daughter and her friends would all love this.

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  19. This looks like a perfect card for a 5 year old so bright and happy!

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  20. Beautiful unicorn card! And so magical❤️

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  21. What a fun card! So bright and vibrant.

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  22. I love how you turned something that wasn't quite the way you wanted it, into something fantastic.

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  23. My daughter would go crazy for this! Love it.

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  24. Beautiful card! Love the rainbow colors, chevron design and that sweet unicorn! Bet your neighbor will be thrilled with it!

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  25. I love unicorns! Also love your chevron background! Your card is so bright and cheerful that it would be impossible to keep from smiling when looking at it! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. I love this card, the colors are so vibrant too! Thanks for sharing, just made a shaker card a week ago for my nephew...

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  27. I LOVE it! It reminds me of Rainbow Brite! ❤

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  28. Wow I am impressed. What a cool effect created with the rainbow. Loved it.

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  29. Such a happy card. You're so right about the quality of stamps by Unity Stamp Co and their customer service is the best.

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  30. I love this card, bright colors are my favorite!! Definitely a cheerful, fun card. The background is gorgeous and I love shaker cards, they're so fun!!!

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  31. Your chevrons rock! And sparkly ones to boot! Fabbity fab.

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  32. Love the glittery chevrons and the big yellow ribbon is
    fantastic. the unicorn is enjoying watching the shaker.
    thanks for sharing a fun card.

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  33. I have a 6 year old and 3 year old who would do cartwheels over that colorful unicorn...even without all the glittery chevrons, wow! Heck, even I would do a somersault or two for that

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