Hello there!! Welcome back.
Today is day 2 of my week with Unity Stamp Company
As you saw in my bio,
I'm a California girl.... lived here all of my life.
Mostly in NorCal but I did live is SoCal for a few years
The big news here is all of the fires burning across the state.
It is so sad to see such devastation.
There is so much smoke that we have not seen the sky for days.
And it's been hot outside. Ugh.
Not the California weather in the movies.
So....Tell me what the what the weather is in your area.
Enough of the small talk.... you came here to get some inspiration, right?
During the month of July all of the blogs were doing the Christmas in July theme
I really love seeing all of the holiday projects and inspiration.
I try to participate in some of the Christmas card drives so it is nice to get a jump on the season.
And it makes it feel a little cooler in my head.
For today's project I made a Holiday card.
First I created my own background paper.
I stamped a white piece of paper with a book words image in brown ink
and then used some of the distress oxides I've been collecting to create the green/blue color.
I then used a star stencil and sprayed some water on the oxides to leave a faint image of the star.
I did dry the paper with my heat tool
I really love this stenciling technique.
I find sometime when I have a creative block it is best to just try out some techniques.
You never know what you will get.
And sometime the failures become good paper to use with your die cuts.
For the image I chose the pine branch from
Graciellie Design and Unity Stamps.
This set is called Winter Blessings.
The set includes some beautiful sentiments too
I stamped and embossed the branch in a raspberry color.
I then die cut the word "Joy" using purple glitter paper.
Inside I stamped the sentiment
"Wishing you a blessed winter, a merry Christmas and a happy New Year."
This is one of the sentiments from the stamp set.
Now remember there is two prized to be won.
Leave a comment on each of my 2018 GIU post and I will select a couple lucky winners
at the end of the week. I will post them to the blog next week.
You don't have to comment every day but it does increase your odds.
If you missed day one click
Thank you for stopping in and I hope you have a great Tuesday.