Thursday, June 5, 2014

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Hello my wonderful friends!



It's time for another Unity hop!
(and sale!)



If you are arriving here from Kary's blog you are right on track... if not, go ahead and start at the beginning by clicking HERE.. You don't want to miss any of the fabulous inspiration (or chances to win!)

(Nancy Girl & In Love with Love)

So... you may have noticed something a little different about this stamp... Yes, I used the exact same Nancy Girl stamp that you can now find at the Unity store... I just used a bit of masking change things up a bit. Simply cover the kitties with a little tape while you ink up the stamp, remove the tape, then stamp.... I chose to have my sentiment (from the new KOM!) fill the newly created blank space. This is a great way to stretch your stamps!

 (cuz honestly, I'm not a huge kitty person, but I LOVE the girl!)


And a little Phyllis Harris... just cuz I love her! This little beauty was watercolored with Distress Markers. I wanted to keep this card simple, but I also wanted to add a bit of POP, so I decided to do a little "word highlighting" in my sentiment...


This is a super easy way to add just a little something extra to your project.

Step 1: Stamp your sentiment on to your card and again on a scrap sheet of paper. On the scrap sheet one, go ahead and add any color you want. I kept it simple with a little Distress Marker and water.

You don't have to stick to sentiments that already have a word singled out... Here is one from the new June KOM... I just brushed some color over the word LOVED....

Cut it out, and added a hand doodled line. 

(guess there's kind of a theme of altering your images here...LOL!)

Step 2: cover the word with a clear double sided tape. 

Step 3: cover with a fine glitter, and use your finger to rub the glitter into the tape... go ahead, press hard. You don't want the glitter coming off! Shake of any extra glitter and return it to the jar.  (Distress Rock Candy dry glitter also works beautifully if you want a more subtle sparkle)

Step 4: attach it to your project over the stamped image... for a little extra pop, I like to use foam tape.

Okie dokie... that all from me for now.


Don't forget---
 Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Saturday night on the Unity blog.


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Enjoy!



29 comments:

Laurie said...

Beautiful work! I love how you slightly altered some of the stamps. Now I'm off to do the same:)

Crystal said...

Lovely cards! I love the glittered sentiments and that fun little doodle around the edge of your cards, great finishing touches!

sue k said...

Beautiful work and your glittered sentiments are very creative. I always find lots of ideas to try on these Unity Blog Hops.

Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Mariana said...

it's so great to see how everyone does something different with the same starting point! Lovely cards!

Dawn Fields said...

Lovely cards! I always look forward to learning new techniques from you! Thank you!

Alvina said...

Great job, tfs your beautiful creations.

Donna K said...

Always sharing techniques...thanks Kassi. Great projects this week!

Toni K said...

Thanks for the tips! Adorable cards!

cissi said...

Clever way of using the text stamps.

2suns said...

I see you got the mystery grab bag stamp. Had to get that one too. Thanks for the tip about glitter. Neat idea I'll have to try. Your cards are awesome.

cal8007 said...

I love the girl with the cats. I know so many cat lovers - this KOM is fabulous - again!!

WhoMom said...

I love they way you pop the words up for the sentiment. It's often hard to find a way to make the card special and that really does it and keeps it simple. Thank you for sharing.

Dawn LL said...

Love how you personalized the images, that is the fun part of working with fun images. Wonderful projects!

jennifer mitten said...

Your cards are beautiful! I need to brak out my distress markers:-)

McStamper said...

Love your beautiful art.

Farley said...

Love your idea on the clear tape and glitter. Brilliant and fabulous cards to boot!

Scrapper Myra said...

So much besuty in all these blogs I am visiting today!!! Tks for the inspiration.

Kary said...

Hi Kassi! Awesome projects!! Love the glittery sentiment effect. Wow!!

D- said...

LOVE your beautiful coloring. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Sue D said...

Lovely cards and thanks for the tip on altering the Nancy girl stamp even though I do like kitties.

Cynthia said...

Beautiful projects, Kassi.

Deborah345 said...

Love the glittered words - wonderful idea.

Jackie S said...

Really like what you did with the sentiments. Have to try the tape and glitter

Iris said...

Great cards and beautiful work - love the images.

isoscia at aol dot com

Lagene said...

Wonderful projects! I just LOVE the HIGHLIGHTED words! thanks for the different methods of doing this. Fun new stamps!

Heather said...

Your work is beautiful! Thank you for the tips!

mlady012 said...

Very cool!!

Tammy V said...

Love those added touches to your fabulous cards!

Shona said...

Love how you used the Nancy Girl stamp. It's a great reminder not to just dismiss stamps because I can't use one part of it. Thanks for that!
I love the glittered words too!