It is that time of year for me, again. Unity Blog Hop time! I'm always so excited to join other crafters in these blog hops. They are fun and they expand my horizons as far as card style and stamping techniques.
I used Unity's April Graduation Bundle to create both these cards.
I figured with graduation season right around the corner it might be a good time to get a few cards made for my stash.
I watched a Unity tip video a while back and saw one of the designers use Prisma Color Pencils on Vellum and I wanted to try that. The female graduate card is created using this technique. I only colored the cap and gown on this image and left he rest without color. When I layered it over this beautiful patterned paper by Pink Paislee (the Take me Away pack), I loved how the yellow stripe showed through the vellum creating a soft skin tone.
The sentiment and image are heat embossed because this ink was taking a long time to dry and I wanted to move on, so a dusting of clear embossing powder over the black ink and a quick melt with the heat tool and I was able to move on. A few sequins from a Lucy's card mix (pastel paradise) and this card front was done.
I finished the inside with a die cut panel, strip of patterned paper and an additional sentiment.
The second card I created was a masculine version. I wanted to use the same colored pencils but this time used smooth white card stock to stamp and color my image on. I did use the same wonky stitched rectangle die from Gina Marie to cut the main panel that I used on the vellum from the previous card.
The patterned paper is from a Paper House Color Ways pack. I die cut the sentiment panel with a SSS stitched banner die. I did more coloring on the image on this card than the previous. I added the pop of blue and yellow on a mono-chromatic card to draw the eye in.
I finished the inside with a panel die cut with the same rectangle die and an additional sentiment.
If you'd like to catch up on my Growing in Unity week you can start here: Unicorns and Rainbows GIU Day 1 from there you can visit the other 4 posts from my week.
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