Unity’s GIU Blog Hop

Unity GIU Blog

Good Morning everyone. Thanks for stopping by and joining me as part of Unity’s GIU Blog Hop.

Today I wanted to share with you a card I made using the amazing stamp set, Family Love, by Graciellie Design. It is one of the newer releases from Unity, but it has quickly become a favorite. I love iris flowers, so I was very excited to see this stamp set.

iris thanks

My favorite Iris flowers are the purple ones, so I of course colored these in a couple of purple tones. Let’s get onto the card.

The image was stamped using Brutus Monroe raven ink and colored with Copic Markers (V12, V15, V17, YG61, YG63, YG67). I cut the image using a My Favorite Things Die cut with a cross stitch pattern along the edge. I mounted that on a piece of black cardstock to ground the image and make it pop off the card.

The card base is a standard white card. The base paper is a Hand crafted cotton paper from Tonic Studios – Evergreen Fir.  The paper is a beautiful metallic color with a lot of embossed texture. If you haven’t tried any of Tonic’s hand crafted paper, I highly suggest giving it a try.

I wrapped some green and white twine around the entire base and adhered it to the card base. Finally, I stamped the phrase “thanks so much” from Big Huge Thanks using PinkFresh ink – Lavender. When it was dry, I stamped it again using an embossing ink and a clear embossing powder. I heat set it to finish it off. I only needed the “thanks” portion, so I fussy cut the word out, mounted it with some foam tape and adhered to the card. Finally, I added some Nuvo glitter drops – Lilac Whisper.

Thanks for stopping by!

Your next stop in the blog hop is Laura

14 thoughts on “Unity’s GIU Blog Hop

  1. My favorite flower and I’m so happy Unity made it a stamp. Your card is just stunningly beautiful! Love your coloring and design. Thanks for the inspiration.


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