[11.10.16] Unity Thursday

Happy THURSDAY! It is an evening and weekend of fun with the Unity design team. If you haven’t been hopping along, all the action starts on the Unity blog. There’s always fun stuff going on. I have a bunch of projects to share with you.

FIRST, I have this darling little card using a BRAND NEW kit released for BROWN THURSDAY (Unity’s version of Black Friday)… I Tolerate You.


 I Tolerate You is all about this cute little bear and his bunny pal. Still perfect for holiday/winter cards, infact, I think I’ll do this one again and use a Happy Holidays sentiment from Believe in the Magic. That is what I love about Unity, so easy to mix and match images and sentiments from all the kits.

Anyhoo, for this card, I broke out my patterned papers and paper pieced my heart out on the little bear and bunny. This card feels like I’m visiting an old friend. I’ve done so much coloring with watercolors or markers lately that paper piecing was such a treat. I used to do it all the time and realized how much I miss it. I’ve die cut all the rectangles, layered them up, popped up the bear & bunny and finished it off with a bow. Super sweet and super simple to put together.

Next up, we have this pretty one. I love how the background looks like the Northern Lights.


A Joyous Season
A Joyous Season

Something about the little deer in this stamp set made me want to create this colorful background setting. I thought it would make for a beautiful and unique holiday card.

The combination of pink, blue and a bit of mint blended perfectly into a bright watercolor background that I also splattered some white ink onto once it was dry. It made for just the perfect magical scene I was hoping would happen.


Here is a quick video to share my process in creating this colorful Northern Lights background.



dahlhouse-designs-10-2016-joyous-season-1Now, I couldn’t ignore those beautiful trees and snowflakes also available in A Joyous Season. They had to have a beautiful background of their own too.

This time, I used plain old watercolors and an aquabrush to create a soft winter-ish background in blues, purples and a bit of blueish-green. Here’s a trick, cover it with vellum and your painting doesn’t have to be perfect, just vibrant enough to show through. I love the softening effect the vellum adds to the card. What do you think?

Here is a quick video to share my process in creating this watercolor winter background.


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Mister & Missus Fox
Mister & Missus Fox

Say hello to Mister & Missus Fox… aren’t they adorable!?! Say yes, please. Because I just couldn’t stand it if you didn’t.

Now, I have some more practice to do with watercoloring. I’m more confident with backgrounds and techniques when it comes to watercolors. Detail work and images are SO much harder. But it takes practice and that is just what I’m gonna do. Normally, I’d grab my Copic markers for this type of image, but I’m happy with how it turned out.  And these too are too cute for it to go bad, right?

That is all from me today.

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{Bear} To Be

Northern Lights card

Joyous Season card

Mister & Missus Fox card


  1. Melissa Saunders-Loder

    These are all absolutely stunning!
    Love your “I Tolerate You” card – the color scheme for the card is so gorgeous.

  2. Therese

    More total fabulousness Lisa! Love that fun bear and not one but two videos, I’m off to check them out!

  3. Crystal O Minkler

    Gorgeous watercoloring!! Love every single card!!

  4. Immi

    Lots of pretty eye candy! Nice job!

  5. Veronica

    Love everything about your bunny card! Also love the vellum idea.

  6. sue wisniewski

    Beautiful cards! I like your easy watercoloring techniques.
    stamping sue

  7. BunnyD

    What lovely cards! Yes! Mr & Mrs Fox are adorable! What great stamps and so much to colour on them! Love the vellum layered over your trees effect. It’s all super!

  8. Gloria

    Great cards and how to video.

  9. Amy Ismail

    I always feel really excited when you design an image or a sentiment. They are perfect for coloring and card making. Thank you!

  10. Linda

    So many good ideas. A wonderful job.

  11. Kim Klinkovsky-My Kraft Kloset

    Darling new release and love your cards, patterns, and details. Just lovely.

  12. Susan Huffman

    Thanks for the videos! I do love the softening effect the vellum adds to the Joyous Seasons card! I also really like how you did the Northern Lights background on your card! Stunning!

  13. Tasha Dawson

    These are so beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

  14. Nancy Deffner

    Great projects! I especially like your watercolor backgrounds.

  15. Linda

    Love these cards and the videos!

  16. Ericka Strange

    Love your cards. The bear and bunny are adorable as well as MR. and Mrs. Fox. So fun thanks for sharing!

  17. Jennifer Mitten

    I love all your cards and especially those cute foxes. Also love the deer card…

  18. Andrea_B

    Eeeew! Those fox cards are adorable and so fun. Great color work.
    Also love the Wishing you… card and its subtleness.

  19. Jessica Cate

    Thanks for sharing your ideas; I’m always on the lookout for your videos.

  20. Vencine Martin

    beautiful cards! love your coloring. TFS

  21. NatQuebec

    All very nice cards, thanks for the videos.

  22. Becca Yahrling

    I always adore your kits! Love everything!
    And Mr & Mrs Fox are fabulous! Love all your
    cards, very pretty.

  23. Ruby Marchand

    Love the cards. The watercolour one is just beautiful. I like the vellum one too.

  24. Sue LD

    Thanks for sharing all these wonderful Unity cards.

  25. Sharon F. Cherry

    Thanks for sharing! Your Northern Lights are great! I love your videos and all your cards!

Your comments really make my day, thank you!