Thursday, May 28, 2015

a little magical fun...

Hello my wonderful friends!



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



I was recently asked to make a bunch of 'thank you' cards for an organization to send out to their volunteers.... This meant I needed to make simple cards (so I could get them done) yet fabulous enough to show the volunteers just how much their time means!  It also meant I needed masculine cards... I really struggle with those!

Enter the new Texture Feelings stamps from Unity... 

especially this star one... Be still my heart!

The lighting made it a little tricky to get a good photo of this... However I used gold foil on the star texture stamp... then sprayed it with spray ink... the foil works as a fabulous resist, leaving bright shiny stars on a mottled blue background!


This is another one of the designs that I'm making... This uses Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals... The super fun thing about this technique is that fabulous multi colored speckle effect...


If you follow Unity on Facebook (which you totally should by clicking HERE), you may have noticed the new feature we've added...

Quick tip videos... technique videos sharing some of our favorite techniques and ideas in under a minute! Super fun!

I've been helping with that. YAY!

So, instead of a photo step out tutorial today, I'm sharing one of the quick videos that I've made...



How it works... Magical are a highly pigment powder that is designed to be added to water or other wet mediums, mixed, then painted/sprayed/whatever... Each powder contains little granules of different colors that when wet and stirred together give you the 'true' color on the jar... when you skip the mixing, you see the individual colors that make up the powder!



I love the look of this.... And it's SO easy! Just stamp your image with Distress Ink, dust on some Perfect Pearls, then spritz with water!   For best wicking of the color (the color smearing with water) use watercolor paper... If you want the image to smear less when water is added, use regular card stock.



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Enjoy!






19 comments:

Linda said...

neat cards I love tulip and the butterfly one! Very pretty!

Scrapper Myra said...

All beautiful and delicate projects. Awesome.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Great cards! I recently bought Lindy's Magicals but haven't gotten around to using it yet. There are some great Unity Stamps that I will try it with. Thanks for the inspiration!

Deborah345 said...

These are wonder cards for thank yous. It will everyone who receives one smile and that's what it's all about.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I am loving the video series! For me, it's so helpful to actually SEE how to do a technique. Trying to follow the words of how to do it is so intimidating for me. So thank you! And thank you for sharing your beautiful cards.

Brandi R said...

Fun and lovely cards! Love the colors ♥

Amante del Papel said...

my favorite: the tulip!!! All your cards are so beautiful!

Ruby said...

Kassi Thank you for the video about the Lindy's powders. I will have to check this out. Lovely cards TFS

Teresa Doyle said...

Great cards Kassi and I love the new video clips of the process. Does Pearl Ex work the same way? I have a tonne of that!

Sweet April said...

Thanks you for your thank you notes,amazing ones.I,also,loved the other cards so original,creative and fabulous.

Immi said...

I hadn't heard of magicals before - very cool!

jules said...

LOVE these cards LOVE your style!

D- said...

I love your beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Gaylynn said...

Thanks for the video clip and your pretty creations. You have a way with ink and technique, for sure!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Fast, fun, and pretty.
Great cards for when you have to produce a lot.
Love the gold stars.
thanks for sharing the ideas

Sherry Butcher said...

Great tips and wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Camerageek said...

I picked up some perfect pearls at Tuesday Morning for 99 cents. Had no idea what to do with them. Now I do. Thanks. Going to try it tonight!

Laura Turcotte said...

Again, great cards!! love your work!

ionabunny said...

Very pretty. Love the star stamp. Hugz