Growing In Unity – Day Two

Day Two – Tuesday – and I am still in love with using Unity Stamps to make cards.  I think this is going to be a long term relationship!   Be sure to check this blog all week and make a comment.  At the end of the week 2 winners will be chosen from the commentators to win a set of 25 stamps from Unity.

Today’s focus in on flowers.    The Featured card was made with a stamp and sentiment from the April 2017 KOTM, “Be My Bird”. I stamped in black ink on one of the thank you gift tags and cut it down to size.   The coloring is done with Prismacolor pencils.  I added some paper from the My Mind’s Eye In Bloom paper stack.  Some gold glitter paper and gold ribbon bow added a bit more of sparkle.  The flowers were also sparkled up with some Wink of Stella.


This second card is again using the watercolor with acrylic block method (see Jennifer McGuire’s post on the technique).   I used the distress oxide inks on this one – aren’t the colors glorious?  and then embossed the stamp from Steps of Courage in white.  It really pops off the page.  I put it on a piece of dotted paper I had (who know where it came from!) and on a black cardbase.  I embossed the sentiment from “Hang in There Lady” in white on a black strip and applied to the card.

Have a wonderful Tuesday, and be sure to comment to be entered to win some Unity stamps.

Mary Kay

Product Used:
Unity Stamps Be My Bird
Unity Stamps Steps of Courage
Unity Stamps Hang In There Lady
In My Mind’s Eye In Bloom
Prismacolor Premiere Pencils
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks
GinaKDesigns CardStock


  1. These are both so wonderful. I like cutting down the tag, since I have some that are really too big for cards. I also love the background done with the Oxide inks since I haven’t had a chance to play around with mine. I will have to try that with the white embossing.

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  2. Beautiful cards! I love white embossing & then inking. It’s such a pretty look.
    And I love coloring on kraft. Another pretty look that’s a favorite of mine.

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  3. Both of your cards are beautiful! The second one is stunning, and my absolute favorite! I love your color choices, and embossing those flowers in white really does make them pop!

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    1. Mary Kay, I am really loving your cards and these Unity stamps are gorgeous! You really bring them to life! Thanks!


  4. Love the glittery bling on the first card…..and I really need to learn the watercolor technique you used on the 2nd! I will be sure to watch JM’s video 🙂

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  5. Your use of white is great. I like how it makes the background stand out in the one, and the white around the flowers is a nice change from the gray that I use. NICE JOB.

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  6. Love the white embossing on the second card.
    It looks so pretty against the pretty background.
    The gold fishtail is a nice touch on the first
    card. Pretty flowers..
    Great cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  7. Mary Kay, I do love these cards. I am a huge fan of the gold thread! I also agree with you that the colors of the second card are just glorious! So beautiful. TFS!

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  8. I really like the colors on both of these. Thanks for reminding me about white embossing on top of colors. I love that look and forget to do it a lot.

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  9. I’ve been hearing so much about different kits and can see why Unity os recommended most. Your work is lovely. Thank you!


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