{8.1.2013} unity thursday = fun

another BIG day for UNITY

Thursday fun is happening with the Unity design team.  If you have been hopping you should be arriving from Joslyn‘s blog, if not, all the action starts on the Unity blog.  And you can find any sale details there as well.

The first of the month is always full of action for Unity.  We have a brand new August kit of the month, SMAK kit & Layers of Life (LOL).  Ufdah, that is a lot of new stamps!!!  You can see ALL of these new kits on the WEBSITE.

I inked up the brand new Layers of Life (LOL) for this card…

ever changing


I used the lovely background stamp from the LOL kit first.  Isn’t it pretty in that soft blue color.

I tried something new and consider it a flop (as in, I won’t be doing it again).  I used some white Vibez spray mist and tried to mix it with a Hero Arts ink on my acrylic block.  Then tried to flick it onto my card.  I like the color and the flicking, but it seemed to spread and alter the color of the patterned paper.  Maybe that was my error, trying it on patterned paper.  The tea stain effect works with the vintage look of the card, so I left it.

I layered the rose from the Totally & Utterly Amazing kit of the month on top.  I stamped it again, colored it, added a little glitter and then pop it up at an angle on the card.  It adds a little more interest to the card when you can see the stamped rose on the card underneath.  I added the sentiment and tab last.  Aren’t they sweet?

I also have a card from one of the new Back to School/Teacher releases called Apple Stamping.

apple stamping


LOVE how this apple can be stamped in two parts for a fun shading effect.  I actually stamped it in red first and then a pinkish color over the top.  Once that dried, I layered some watercolor pencil over the top to add additional shading.  Turned out pretty neat.  Even if you don’t have a teacher to give a card too, I adore this saying — love ya to the core.

Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog today.
We’ll be giving away 3 prizes from comments left on the participating blogs.

That is all from me, head on over to the amazing Renee next!!!!

Here are the list of blogs hopping today.

Lisa A.




You’re the Sweetest card

Love ya to the Core card


  1. Christine Dring

    Both of these cards are fabulous Lisa! Love the colors and the different techniques you used!

  2. Nora Anne

    So pretty Lisa! I love the way your flicking turned out, doesn’t look like a flop to me!!! 😉

  3. Lucy E.

    Both cards are adorable!

  4. Amanda R

    I love both cards!! I don’t see the mess-up on the first card. I love how you stamped the apple over the heart on the second one! Great job as always! 🙂

  5. Angeline C

    The LOL stamp is amazing!! Gorgeous colors too

  6. Laura G.Turcotte

    What great cards—what great stamps!

  7. Gaylynn

    Lisa, you transform stamps into works of art. These turned out beautiful. The apple amazes me how different and artsy it is. Beautiful work. 🙂

  8. Stephanie Muzzulin

    LOVE them both as always amazing cards!!!!

  9. Miriam Prantner

    Great cards! I have to say I’m biased towards the second one because I have to have that apple stamp!

  10. Alyssa

    Just BEAUTIFUL Lisa!! I can’t get enough of that apple, love it!

    <3 Alyssa

  11. Evelyn

    On the first card, I really like the blue you chose to stamp with. On the second card, my favorite parts are the faux stitching and the twine! Both are very pretty!


  12. Linda KAK hotwheels

    both of your card are lovely. I love your rose colors!

  13. Paula

    I think this Layers of Life is the one that has broken the camel’s back…. now I must join!

  14. c

    What wonderful, delightful cards to showcase the charming stamp sets! Day officially brightened! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  15. jpscraps

    Gorgeous cards! I love the LOL

  16. Lillian Child

    Your first card creation is so unique and random and fun! LOVE those two colors together. And you gals are making me WANT that apple design SO MUCH … great creativity and love that sentiment with it!

  17. Crystal T

    Fabulous projects! I love them both 🙂

  18. Ruby M

    Very nice card

  19. Amber Sheaves

    I really love your first card. Sometime my splatters bleed too, but I think it just adds to the affect. Great projects!

  20. terriavidreader

    Cute images at Unity. Thanks for a chance to maybe win too!

  21. Tameko

    Lovely card designs…Fabulous new stamps!

  22. Salla

    Love the apple stamp and your card!

  23. Carol (Cazzy)

    Sometimes you just have to try stuff! Who knows it might have worked out good. The cards are both lovely, I like the first one best!

    Cazzy x

  24. cjs

    Super cute cards! I love how you listed out all the supplies used for each card!

  25. Heather - housesbuiltofcards

    Just gorgeous – both of them! Especially LOVE the colors on the first one!!!

  26. Miwa

    What great cards, but I do favor the first one. 🙂 Wow, what a great way to list your supplies – love it!

  27. Kris B

    Both cards are wonderful! Love how you used the new LOL background, gorgeous! TFS

  28. jackie S

    Always love your cards. I never think to layer my stamps. Pinning to remember to do this

  29. Lisa

    love the background stamp – gorgeous

  30. Jennifer Mitten

    What beautiful cards, no flop here!

  31. Julie

    Great cards! I like te spatter effect!

  32. Pat K

    Love the looks you gave these cards! The new stamps are simply great!

  33. Karen N

    Both cards are great! I really love the inky splotty feel of the first card 🙂

  34. Michel E

    Love the cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  35. Cynthia O.

    Both cards are fabulous, Lisa! Lovin’ the layers of life.

  36. michelle k.

    Fabulous cards! So pretty!

  37. Janis in ID

    Love the BG stamp!! So versatile. Your card is lovely!!
    <3 J

  38. Teresa Godines #6857

    Fabulous cards. Love the apple in the heart. TFS

  39. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

    Fabulous cards! Love the apple stamp!

  40. AJ Scrapbooking & Cards

    Lisa you created beautiful cards. I love the LOL card. The beautiful soft colors.

    TFS An’Jenic-

  41. Lindsey

    Two absolutely gorgeous cards! The rose on the first one is stunning.

  42. Donna Mack

    I love the soft colors!!! These cards are AWESOME! Thanks for sharing your gift and giving us some great inspiration!!

  43. Emily Hauschild

    Love the both of them!!!! Too creative!!!!

  44. Scrapper Myra

    Love your work. Glad you shared it

  45. Angela Chamness

    Love both of your cards and all the new stamps!!

  46. Jessi

    AHHHHH! The first card – that tab – that ROSE, omg! And that apple card…omg again. LOVE the amazing colours you came out with, and that sentiment is too awesome for so many people 🙂

  47. Kim S

    What a gorgeous way to change up that stamp!!

  48. tsurutadesigns

    Love them both, especially the first one!

  49. Jackie Rockwell

    Both cards are SUPER Lisa! The background of the first one is so COOL and the second one is cute and artsy! 🙂

  50. Therese

    WOW Lisa you have been so busy. I’ve been cruising back doing a little catch up on your blog and as always you are an inspiration. Love the blue stamped background and the fab tag on the first card and the apple heart really is adorable especially with that fun sentiment.

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