Thursday, January 21, 2016

Unity Hip Hop - DIY Backgrounds - 4 Cards!

Good evening! It's time for another Unity Design Team Hop! No new releases this week - and the same sale is continuing, so you still have a chance to take advantage of Angela's birthday sales! I played with one of the stamp sets that released last week - and paired it with this month's sentiment kit. I also have a Quick Tip Video sharing how I made my own background paper, then transformed it into 4 unique cards - here they are: 


Here is that video - I had to speed it up pretty good to fit it all in a minute and a half - but it's pretty easy to see what's going on! I actually made all of these - start to finish - in about an hour, so I was pretty pleased!


Here are close ups of each of them - this one I just hand trimmed the banner shape:


Here it is in pink:


And in blue:


And finally, in yellow. The smudges on the corners were because I forgot to clean my mat off after the blue and ended up with a smudge in the first corner where I started. I decided to just go with it, and added a bit to the opposite corner to balance it out! No mistakes in art, right? :)


I matted them in a Mama Elephant scallop die cut in white, then adhered them to my kraft card bases. Love the bright springy colors of them all together!


Again - the same sales are continuing through the weekend - so don't miss the opportunity to go shopping!!!




Once again, there is no link up this week - but make sure and check out the Unity Show and Tell page, as Unity is going to start doing more fun things there! But don't forget to leave comments on the DT blogs as there are still going to be two winners of a Unity Prize pack!


Here are links to the rest of the DT - and links to the supplies I used on my card if you're interested! Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!!!




34 comments:

  1. Striking set of cards with those lovely flower designs in black on the colored papers! Awesome sentiments too!

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  2. Love all the cards that you created for this blog!!. I keep forgetting about all the decorative scissors I have stashed away that I mainly use for scrapbooking - time to pull them out and give them some use again :). Beautiful cards - like the decorative background and simple centers. Awesome!!.

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  3. I love how you did all the back ground stamping on one sheet and then cut it for four different cards. Cool idea! The colors are nice and springy.

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  4. I love the colors. The cards are awesome.

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  5. Beautiful cards! So striking with the black and then those beautiful colors you choose.

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  6. Your cards are lovely! What beautiful backgrounds, wonderful colors! Thanks for the video!

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  7. Oh I love these! Great stamps, wonderful design, beautiful cards ♥♥

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  8. All of your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for the video! Your cards can be used with any sentiments for a variety of occasions.

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  9. Awesome cards! I love the spattered look!

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  10. I love these cards- so stylee :-) Debi x

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  11. OMG your cards just fabulous! I can't wait to try on the card after watching your video. So Awesome!

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  12. Oh, theses are simply beautiful!!!

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  13. Lovely cards! What a clever use of that stamp to make a background.

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  14. Very pretty! Love how easy these cards are to put together. I love the sprinkle of white, adds just the right finishing touch.

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  15. Fabulous cards and yet another awesome video! Love the little bits of bling and silver thread bundles!

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  16. Love your cards, just fantastic!

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  17. I love that you used the stamp to make your background. When I first saw it, I thought it was patterned paper. Stunning

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  18. WOW... Heather, they are gorgeous. I love your colors and stamped background. THANK YOU so much for the inspirations and video :)

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  19. These cards are wonderful. Love, love, love the backgrounds

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  20. Wow...wow...wow...fabulous cards,so beautiful,elegant and creative!Love your technique and thanks for the video!!!

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  21. Lovely backgrounds you created.

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  22. What fun backgrounds and a great set of cards for springtime. They look even better all together like that!

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  23. I love this set of cards - they are all fabulous and that distress ink is the best!

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  24. 100% GREAT inspiration! Love this entire set and the cool colors and contrast! Beautiful!

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  25. I am so I'm love with how these turned out! They are so sparkly and blingy it's amazing! love, love, love

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  26. Oh my gosh! I absolutely ADORE these! Soooooo colorful and such a wonderful idea! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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  27. A lovely set. Great splats. Hugz

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  28. Wow, love your DIY backgrounds and amazing to see how very different the results are depending on the color choice. Thank you for the inspiration:)

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  29. Love your videos! So cool that you made a background from Include Yourself... need to look at that one again. Your cards and Angie's are making me reconsider that one! Love your work and love Unity Stamps, wish I could buy them all!

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  30. Love the background papers you created. The splatter is perfect!

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