Thursday, May 16, 2019

Mini Challenge with Unity Stamp Co!

Hi, friends!
Bobbie Sue here, I am over on the Unity Stamp Co blog with a super fun mini challenge!
Incorporating acetate into our projects is a great way to show creativity! A few months ago, I found a fabulous 6x6 pack of printed acetate at Tuesday Morning. Many of you have used acetate in the past and I was always in awe of your ability to create with it! Yours certainly doesn't have to have a printed design. You're free to use ANY acetate however you wish!
This first card uses Graciellies Colorful Day stamp set. How beautiful is VersaFine Clair ink color in Chianti? Matches the acetate color so well! Did you know you can buy Clair inks from Unity? They have such a great selection at a great price.
This next card uses Angie Bloms beautiful flower set called Just because. It has become an absolute favorite that I use often. I used a Zig in cobalt blue to color in the flowers. Again, they match the acetate perfectly.
On the card below I incorporated last weeks mini challenge of off the edge in to the design. I've noticed that the butterflies in this set by Graciellie called Moments of Bliss, have become a favorite of many!
Here is how I made this card:
  1. I stamped the butterflies off the edge using VersaFine in Nocturne. Once dried, I colored them with Zigs in the colors blue and pink. You can see how I blended the pink into the blue to get the purple. These brush markers blend so beautifully on Bristol Smooth paper.
  2. After the color dried, I went over the butterflies with Wink of Stella to add shimmer. Then I splattered bits of black liquid ink onto the panel.
  3. Next, I ran the panel through my Gemini with a border die from an MFT set called Scallop Basic Edges.
  4. The sentiments are both from Angie Bloms fun coffee cup set called Flutters to go. It is part of the Uniquely Unity membership. I stamped the sentiments onto black paper using Brutus Monroe's embossing ink and gilded gold embossing powder. In my opinion, BM embossing inks and powders are the best in the industry!
  5. After having used gold for the sentiments, I felt the card needed more gold. I decided to use my quicky glue pen by marking in random places, sprinkled with the gilded gold and heat set.
  6. Lastly, glued down the acetate pieces, popped the sentiments up on the panel, and popped the panel up on the 4.25 x 5.5  card base.
I can't decide which of the 3 cards I like the most! How about you?
Remember the mini challenges run from Thursday to Thursday. There is still plenty of time to continue working on your favorite girl stamp for the May challenge!
Unity is making your participation even more rewarding by offering a prize for each challenge! Each week you have a chance to win some fantastic Unity stamps! Here on my blog you have an extra chance of winning a $25 Unity gift certificate at the end of the month. Simply, comment here on my blog and tag me in your post in S&T. If you are visiting me from Instagram and would like to participate in the challenge; be sure to comment here and tag me in your post in IG for a chance at a prize package!
Have fun creating!
Be sure to join me again next Thursday for a new mini challenge as we use our favorite stamps to creating something that bares repeating!
Until then, friends~
Be blessed,
Bobbie Sue


  1. Oh my goodness!! Your cards are all gorgeous... can't pick a fave! Such a fun challenge!

  2. These are all so vivid and beautiful! If I was forced to choose, I guess I would say butterflies 🦋 because I love the color blend. This will be a super fun challenge. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.

  3. love your cards, gonna have to find some acetate to play with!

  4. These challenges are all so fun! This is the most unusual for me so far. It’s good to try new things.

  5. Great find on the acetate, the colors and designs work beautifully together.

  6. They are great and inspiring cards, Bobbie Sue.
    I love how you use the acetate on the cards.
    I might have some patterned acetate to play along...

  7. I love all three I don’t think it’s possible to have a favorite I’m going to try to enter one in the challenge thanx Bobbie Sue you inspire me love you girl xxx this is Chicky Abbott

  8. Beautiful cards. I love using acetate. Hugz