Thursday, January 8, 2015

You Tug my Heart Strings - Unity Hop

Did you see ALL the Unity new releases today?! There are a TON of them, mini kits, for a crazy affordable price, and some darling designs... they will be featured all over the Unity Hop today so I hope you've been inspired! The other exciting part of the hop is a NEW Unity {Be Inspired} Challenge! Let's hop right to it...


I created this card for the color challenge portion and I also used a new stamp that releases today ;)



The hearts are colored in a variety of Copic Markers in the BV, V, RV, B, and BG family. I added tiny fuchsia dots along the card as a way to connect the heart image down to the sentiment. Three of the hearts are covered with my Wink of Stella Glitter Pen (clear) and then a thin coat of Glossy Accents.


Now this is my favorite part of the card! I recently watched a video by Sandy Allnock where she mimicked the look of watercolor using only Copic markers. So that's what I did here and my husband actually thought it was watercolor (success!!). Since I tried a new technique, I'm linking this card up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Something New. It also fits perfectly in the January Mixed Media Monthly Challenge for Something New ;)

Next up is a card I created just for fun using a new map of the world stamp with a fabulous quote from Robin Williams.


There are so many ideas I have for this stamp! Mostly in the watercolor realm. But this time I used a lot of fussy glue penning and glittering (real words). Each continent has been covered in a different sparkly color (glitters are Wow! glitter from American Crafts).


I also wanted to share my latest postcard for Faber Castell Design Memory Craft. I created an easy watercolor using only Unity Stamps and Gelatos...




(click here to open the video in your browser)


Time for Unity PRIZES! Two commenters throughout the hop will receive this great prize pack, which includes Layers of Life stamps (a subscription only stamp!) So make sure to leave those comments for your chance to win!


And there will be big sales and, like I said, a LOT of new releases! Visit the Unity Stamp Co website to see them all and to start shopping!

Your next stop is the always amazing SHILO

Love,
Rachel
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51 comments:

  1. Eek! I am in heaven with all of this blue and purple. I adore that Robin Williams quote!

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  2. I love that new stamp set with the map and Robin Williams quote! I love that post card...I'm about to watch your tutorial video!

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  3. Beautiful cards,love your colour choices.xxx

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  4. Beautiful cards. You made the colours work together. Love it.

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  5. I love your watercolor cards, beautiful soft colors

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  6. Beautiful creations...I especially love the glitter map card❤️

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  7. Wow oh wow what a beautifully done set of cards!!!! I love your creative style! Thank you so much for sharing with us hoppers/shoppers!

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  8. I love the stamping with gelatos technique!

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  9. The Gelatos came out terrific!!

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  10. I so love the colorful cards you created! Love the video too! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. So pretty. Esp love the heartstrings one. Fabulous!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  12. I adore that heart strings stamp and those colors are gorgeous. Thanks for adding the video with the watercolor/gelato technique. I am SO going to try that for the color challenge since I only have blue and purple gelato! :) Thanks for sharing your work!

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  13. Love all these projects. Thanks for showing how you did it.

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  14. Beautiful cards! Really love the string of hearts on the first card, and the water colored corner! Thanks for another awesome video!

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  15. This is so beautiful...love all these cards. Thanks for sharing the new technique!

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  16. Wonderful work and I really really love the first card in my favourite colours with such beautiful watercolour effects.

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  17. Gorgeous. Love the colours you used. Hugz

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  18. Great cards and thanks for the gelato tutorial. Nice.

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  19. Awesome cards! Love your color combos and that string of hearts in the first card! Also some great tips on using Gelatos.... thanks for sharing!

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  20. So pretty - love the colors.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  21. Great job coloring this card! catisi@aol.com

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  22. The colours are gorgeous!! Love your cards!!!

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  23. Oh my gosh...these are wonderful!

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  24. Awesome cards, I adore the heart strings!

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  26. Thanks RACHEL!! Was just thinking about using a water brush on my next project!!

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  27. Great set of cards, Rachel. Love the heartstrings CAS design especially.

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  28. Beautiful cards! Love the heart strings!!! ♥

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  29. Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards. LOVE them.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    Designs By Dragonfly {blogspot}

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  30. Love the technique using the copics as watercolors on the corner of the card. The gelatos card is also very pretty!!

    Carmen L

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  31. Ooooh...so lovely! Love how you got the watercolour effect with Copics! Cool!

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  32. loving the first card with the beautiful colors. Also, the third card is wonderful...

    be creative ^^

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  33. Love love love them all. But especially the heart strings cards. Just beautiful.

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  34. Wow these are stellar. That copic watercoloring technique is genius! Definitely going to have to give it a try.

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  35. OMGosh girl!!! That first purple card with the hearts is totally my fave!!! All of them are awesome but that one is absolutely FAB!!! You are SO creative!!! I'm so happy to have such talented friends like you to inspire me!!! Happy Friday!!! :)

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  36. the string of hearts is so pretty.
    Embossing the map in different colors is a great idea.
    love both projects.
    thanks for sharing

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  37. Fantastic collection of cards! I absolutely love the hanging hearts card! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. Wow, so many beautiful creations. Thanks for sharing your lovely work and video. :)

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  39. Lot of fun cards! I love the way you balanced out the heart banner with the watercolor!

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  40. The colors on your cards are stunning! I love that heart banner on the first one, thanks for the inspiration.

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  41. LOVE your cards Rachel!!! The first one is such a fabulous take on your new challenge! Hugs, Karin

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  42. These are awesome! I have got to usemy gelatos more...

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  43. Love all three cards! Love the heartstrings stamp! And your gelatos card is so pretty, I need to open the packages and try mine, ha! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  44. I love the faux watercolor heart card!!! I will have to check out sandy's video because I was sure you watercolored it too!!!! ummm the fussy cutting of all the world bits- you rock on sista!!!! Thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp! ( p.s. "love rachel" seeeeeeeeee you DO love me! ;) )

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  45. Loving that string of hearts and you Copic watercoloring. I need to watch that video. I bought the stuff to do that. Awesome video as always :)

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