Friday, May 26, 2017

My Sweet Petunia and Unity Stamps Blog

It is time for another hop, and I am delighted to be sharing with all of you a collaboration between My Sweet Petunia and Unity Stamps. 
I will have more information on the hop and the prizes below, but first I would like to share the 
cards I made for today's hop. 
For today's hop I used the Unity Stamp Happy Snail Mail Sentiment Kit for May 2017.  The set is full of 17 fun sentiments, a heart, and this wonderfully fun snail atop a mushroom.  Who can resist, which is why I did 2 cards.

I wanted to use this frame in my design, so I laid it out in my Misti for placement. To prepare I removed the foam padding, as the stamps are red rubber stamps mounted on foam.   
I arranged my stamp inside the frame and picked it up with my Misti door. I stamped with embossing ink and heat embossed using gold embossing powder.
I find it easier to paint inside my Misti as I use the creative corners to hold down my watercolour paper. For a bigger piece I would also add a couple of the magnets. I proceeded to watercolour using Zig brushes and Daniel Smith Watercolours. 
 I fussy cut the snail and mushroom once I finished painting it, keeping a bit of the grass. I then die cut the matting pieces and heat embossed the image on the designer paper, also in gold and attached the pieces to my card base. I attached the frame, then styled the mushroom and attached within the frame on foam strips.
To finish, I stamped the sentiment and die cut a banner, attaching it to the bottom of my card. I added Wink of Stella to the circles on the mushroom, as well as to the snail, and finished with a few sequins and crystals.
A close up of the snail and mushroom showing
the sparkle.
For my second card, I stamped the image on watercolour paper and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, and painted with Zig brushes and Daniel Smith Watercolours. I did the watercolour background and splatted it with a darker blue and white acrylic paint, then die cut the piece with a stitched rectangle die. I added designer paper to my card base and attached foam strips to the back of my panel before attaching to my card, and finished with my trademark sequins.  
More sparkle and an up close of the snail.

Thank you for joining the hop today, and I hope you 
have enjoyed my process to make these cards. 

Now on to the details for the hop and the prizes! 

Everyone who leaves a comment on all the blogs in the hop will go into a drawing for a chance to win.  The prize from My Sweet Petunia is the winner's choice of a Original Misti or a Mini Misti, and from Unity Stamps 3 prize packs.  Please comment by May 30th at noon Central Time in order to qualify.  The winner's will be posted on both the My Sweet Petunia Blog and the Unity Stamp Blog on Wednesday May 31st.  Now on to the hop.  Have fun everyone!

You should arrive here from Kary Lim's Blog

Kia Gibson-Clapper - you are here
Products: Misti Original and Mini, Unity Stamps May 2017 Sentiment Kit Happy Snail Mail, Memory Box Scalloped Stitch Trimmings, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Frantic Stamper Stitched Double Fishtail Labels, Zig Brushes, Daniel Smith Watercolours, Wink of Stella, Gold Embossing Powder, Embossing Ink, Neenah Cardstock, Lawn Fawn in the Meadow 6x6 Designer Paper Pad, Sequins, Crystals, Foam Strips.

124 comments :

  1. Love how you layered your stamped image. So interesting and creative!

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  2. That framing blew my minds! (ha ha)

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  3. Oh such lovely cards. Beautiful work!!

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  4. Great fussy cutting, love the background.

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  5. Love Misti, love Unity and really love this sentiment stamp set!

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  6. Great card ideas with the same stamp!

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  7. I like the framing of the cards and all the little details. Nice work!

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  8. beautiful card.. love the embossing in gold.

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  9. Great tip on using the corners. They are on my wish list.

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  10. Hi Kia! I LOOOVE that you heat embossed this image! I LOVE the GOLD! It is SUCH A CUTE IMAGE!!! I FLIPPED when I first saw it! LOL SUCH BEAUTIFUL COLORING TOO!!! PERFECT for the water coloring you did!!! ;)

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  11. Love the instruction. Great cards!

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  12. I love this sweet stamp set! And you've colored it so
    beautifully. I love the orange mushroom!

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  13. Love your cards...I need to pull out this set and get it inky!

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  14. Really great ideas to place your stamp inside the frame and also to color your image while still inside the Misti!

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  15. Simply beautiful...my favorite "Happy Snail Mail"

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  16. Pretty cards! I like the sequence frame. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Thanks for your step-by- step instructions. Your water coloring is beautiful!

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  18. Just beautiful!! Great details.

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  19. This little snail keeps popping up on a lot of the blogs. Its making me go spend money and get him!!! I loved the gold embossing you did around him.
    thanks for sharing
    Paula Driver

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  20. Seeing all of these snails makes me even more excited about this stamp set. Thanks

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  21. Beautiful cards and great tip on how to hold down the image to color it.

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  22. Oh how beautiful!

    Love my Misti and Unity Rubber Stamps

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  23. Both cards are so pretty. I really want to get this stamp set. The first of the two was my favorite as I love the color combos you used, orange and yellow are my favorite colors and the border around the stamp is really cute.

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  24. Great tips using creative corners

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  25. Beautiful snail and coloring. Love that sequin frame!!

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  26. Your card i is lovely. I am really interested in the creative corners. The more I see them the more I want them! I never thought of water coloring inside my Misti I'm going to try it. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. I really like your little sequin style border. Adds a cute little touch to it!

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  28. Love, love, love how you colored this adorable Unity stamp. Love both my Misti and Unity stamps. Super fun blog hop seeing all the different ways the same images can be used.

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  29. Kia, I love these embossed in gold. I am so enjoying the things I am seeing on this blog hop. Thanks for sharing your cards.

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  30. I love the sentiment. Words to live by. Beautiful card.

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  31. The heat emboss with gold embossing powder makes all of the difference. A very nice touch!!!

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  32. Beautifully done! Love the popped image and the gold you used.

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  33. I love your cards! The creative corners for the MISTI looks like it would be very useful. :)

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  34. Great! That little snail is the cutest thing.

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  35. Really cute cards! Love the design.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  36. Love the watercolor with the gold embossing on both cards...just beautiful.

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  37. Love the way you used the Misti - I have just bought the corners. All these snails look cute unlike the ones that eat my plants.

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  38. Beautiful cards. I never thought of watercolorong inside the Misti. Love that stamp

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  39. Love your use of gold embossing powder, it really makes the colors pop

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  40. Both of your cards are adorable! Thanks for sharing how you used the frame. I love it!

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  41. Love your use of gold embossing powder.

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  42. Your cards are so beautiful! I see there is so much you can do with a misti! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  43. Everything is better with sparkles.

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  44. can't wait to play with that snail stamp.your cards are adorable

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  45. Kia, what a super fun set of cards! The gold embossing looks so rich and elegant on both of them! I love the colors, so vibrant!!!

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  46. Adorable snail - terrific cards!

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  47. Fun technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Love BOTH of your cards Kia. Your mushrooms are so richly coloured, I love that! Great work!

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  49. What a fun technique ... love the sparkle

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  50. Very fun card! Wonderful work!

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  51. Very nice cards love the water coloring very nice job, now to look around your Blog! Thank you for sharing!

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  52. Great idea on using the creative corners for coloring!

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  53. Love your cards, just ordered this stamp set tonight, can't wait to play.

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  54. Beautiful cards. The gold embossing is a nice touch.

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  55. Love your color combos! Fun cards!

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  56. These cards make me smile, that snail is adorable on the mushroom.

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  57. Your water coloring is fabulous!
    Great color choices!

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  58. That frame is awesome! I love how bright and cheery both cards are.

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  59. I Love the different elements in these 2 cards. Thank you for sharing!
    RobinfromFL
    Robin Bissland

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  60. Wow! Gorgeous cards and colors!!!

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  61. Beautiful cards Kia! Love the gold embossing

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  62. Very cute. I like the gold embossing.

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  63. I love your beautiful creations.

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  64. Love the sequin frame.
    I have lots of those chains
    of sequins and never know
    what to do with them.
    The embossed snail and
    mushroom is so pretty.
    Great ideas.
    thanks for sharing.

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  65. Embossing in gold is one of my favorite things to do! Fabulous!

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  66. It is a really cute stamp--it reminds me of the 70s :) Your cards are very cheerful with those happy colors!

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  67. Boy, the gold embossing really adds a different look. I love it! And your use of that fun frame is really clever. Thanks!

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  68. I really like the gold embossing (I should use it more often !!!). This stamps set is adorable and with your coloring, your cards are awesome.

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  69. Enjoyed your creativity , the gold embossing really was a WOW factor on the card .

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  70. Your cards are both so full of color. Love them both!

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  71. The gold embossing really added umph to the card. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. These snail cards are darling. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

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  73. What a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  74. Oh wow! Thanks for sharing. I am learning so much from you.

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  75. Lovely cards - great proof of how different cards can come from the same stamp1

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  76. The snail cards are so cute. Thanks for the inspiration .

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  77. I think I'm down with the flu but you guys are blowing me away

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  78. I love the watercolored background look great job! and am becoming more and more anxious to try those creative corners but first i NEED a Misti!!

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  79. I never would have thought of using the gold embossing! Great idea!

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  80. I love both cards - the backgrounds are great!

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  81. Never thought to emboss this set in Gold. Thanks for the idea! Gonna try it. Love your cards and your coloring. Really pretty.

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  82. Your snail is super cute! I love his fun colors and dazzling background!

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  83. The gold embossing is beautiful on your card.

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  84. These cards are so cute!! I love the gold embossing.

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  85. gorgeous cards - love the effect of the gold embossing with the colouring , Debi x

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  86. Nice work....love what you did with this stamp set.

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  87. Thanks for showing how you did this with the Misti. Looks great.

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  88. Two great cards... thank you for sharing!

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  89. Great looking colors! These are sweet cards! ♡♡♡

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  90. Unity stamps is new to me. This hop maybe dangerous. I already have two things on my wishlist

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  91. Pretty cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  92. Such pretty cards! I love how you colored and embellished them...just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  93. Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  94. Super cute cards! Love that frame you added!

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  95. The card is really sweet.

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