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Growing in Unity: Day 4

Hello!  If you are new here, you might not have heard that Fall is my FAVORITE season of the year!! Unity Stamp Company has a ton of stamps for fall, and I am a sucker for them all! I had so much fun creating this card for my fourth Growing in Unity post.  It is a lot easier than it looks to make too!

The tree stamp is found in the Blessed Fall KOM  and is just stunning!!  I put the stamp in my stamping platform and layer stamped different distress inks.  What that means is I took my ink pad and tapped it onto the stamp in select areas, stamped, cleaned the stamp off, then repeated with a different color.  I pulled a bunch of fall colors from my distress inks and just kept layering until I had a complete image I was happy with.  I could have stopped there, it was soooo pretty (and silly me didn’t take a picture!)  But nope….I then sprayed the stamp lightly with water and stamped over the design….allowing the colors to mix into each other some.  After that dried, I stamped one last time using VersaFine ink, and heat embossed the image in clear embossing powder.  What that did was redefine my stamped image after I had watered it down.

I ink blended my background lastly, spritzing with yet more water for texture.  My sentiment is from the Start of Something New KOM and was stamped in a brown ink and then heat embossed in clear as well.

This week is flying by!  Be sure to comment and come back tomorrow for my final GIU post!


27 thoughts on “Growing in Unity: Day 4”

  1. Oh my, learned something new! I often multi color stamp, but never thought of spritzing with water after, then clear embossing on top. It’s perfect the way it captured all the light and dark colors allowing you to add the darker background color to offset it. Just lovely!


  2. Wow!! This is stunning!! I am excited to try something like this myself. I just can’t say enough how lovely it is!!! Originally I thought you foiled the tree ~ it is just SO pretty!!


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