Thursday, March 5, 2015

Unity Blog Hop


Welcome! Wow, I'm excited to be back into blogging mode. I'm very excited to be a part of the blog hop this week with Operation Write Home and Unity Stamp Co! What an awesome bunch of stamps they have to offer!

Today I am using the stamp set called Ragged ol' Flag. They're so grungy and cool looking! I immediately thought of masculine colors and themes. I especially like the Johnny Cash quote!

I stamped the flag stamp onto kraft cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder. I was going to add the sentiment to the outside of this card as well, but it just covered up too much of the awesome flag image. I decided that less is more. I love this simple card. The clear embossing powder gives it a cool texture, too.


I went ahead and put the sentiment on the inside of the card. I do think that this would make an awesome "Any Hero" card for OWH.


The more I played with these stamps the more I loved them, especially the "handmade" stamp. I wanted to think of a way to incorporate this in to the front of a card. "Made in the U.S.A." also makes me think of things like apple pie and jeans. :)  So here is my second card. I used some denim patterned paper and I stitched using a template and some light tan floss. The star stamp is heat embossed with white powder so that it, too, has a cool texture.



I'm glad to see you all again!

Here is a link to all of the blog hop participants, or, you can go to the Unity Blog or to Stars & Stamps to begin. Thanks for stopping by!






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51 comments:

Miwa said...

Great cards, what a fabulous new kit!

Diane Loughrey said...

All your cards are great, however, I like the card with the flag on craft.

Becca said...

Awesome cards! Thanks.

Kathy morgan said...

Nancy!! Cool, cool cards! I love using the kraft paper as well as the denim! That jeans pocket just knocked it out of the park! I will have to just 'borrow' that technique!!

Sandy Allnock said...

I love both your cards!---that tone on tone flag? YUM!! And a jeans pocket - perfection for that stamp!!!
Hugs! I miss you Nancy!

designbydonna said...

Love the cards. The jeans pocket is so clever.

Lori Kobular said...

Wow! Both of your cards are gorgeous! Love the embossed flag on the kraft card stock and the one with the denim pocket is outstanding! Thanks for supporting OWH and our Military!

Sarah said...

These are fantastic! Perfectly adorable jean pocket!!! Love it!!

Kris said...

Beautiful cards...I'm a kraft junkie and that denim one is awesome. So glad we're hopping together today.

Ruby said...

Lovely cards.

Donna Dacy said...

Love your OWH cards. The embossed one is so simple and clean. Easy to get 5 of those ready quickly...and the blue jeans pocket with the stars is adorable. Great design....TFS

Marsha said...

Really like both cards but that denim card is fabulous.

Sandra Schroeder said...

Both your cards are great, but I really like the made in the USA denim card. Great idea.

Debbie Caldwell said...

awesome guy cards...these are really good. Thank you for supporting OWH and our troops.

cal8007 said...

Fantastic pocket card!! Love the tag! The flag card is simple, yes, but makes a startling point!!

Carmen L

Shelley C said...

Love the blue jeans pocket!

Linda said...

That pocket is too cute! I love it. your my winner for today Lol!

Brandi R said...

Both of these are wonderful, but I just LOVE the blue jeans!!! FUN and FABULOUS!♥

Immi said...

Excellent cards! The kraft tone on tone is wonderfully subtle and the jeans card is super creative!

Katie Bolinger said...

The kraft card is stunning. The WOW! was audible and a bit startling to the dog. The denim card is so clever - definitely pin worthy.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Great cards!

Kristie said...

Nancy, it's so awesome to see you back in the blog world. I love the idea of showcasing the flag for the card front. I bet it looks amazing with the clear embossing. And your jean card is so fun! That stitching is fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

Paula S. said...

Nancy, I just knew I could count on you to do something that was 'out-of-the box' amazing and you did not disappoint! The blue jeans are phenomenal!!

Sybrina K said...

Nancy, So glad you were able to participate in the hop and love your two cards! I especially love that tan floss stitching on your denim pocket card -- too cute!

jcobb said...

Wonderful creations! I love that you chose to put the sentiment inside rather than cover the awesome flag image!

Teresa Doyle said...

Fantastic cards Nancy. Love the denim one a lot.

Toni K said...

These are great cards!

Patsy Hattori said...

I love the denim!

Samantha Klaebe said...

Great cards, clever design/colour use with the denim jean pocket!

Thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Great cards with this set. I like the embossing on the first and love the denim pocket and label on the second.

BobbisTreasure said...

Love the clear embossing powder on your card - great effect!

Stephanie said...

Love the tone on tone effect! Great cards!

Scrapper Myra said...

Nice cards. There you go.

Kathy S said...

Always so clever with your designs Nancy - Great looking "pocket"

Tasha Freeman said...

Love the flag on craft card stock!

Anonymous said...

Love the cards, the denim pocket is adorable!

Linda Patti. tpatti@windstream.net

Anonymous said...

Love the cards, the denim pocket is adorable!

Linda Patti. tpatti@windstream.net

ionabunny said...

Love your distressed flag and the cute jeans pocket. Hugz

jules said...

Great style! Fun cards!

Sweet April said...

Wow,love your cards so lovely both but I simply enjoy the jean card,it's so gorgeous,fantastic and cute.Thanks for sharing.

Stampy Sister said...

That jean pocket card... just genius! Love it all.

Angie Hudson said...

Awesome cards! I love the flag done monochromatic.

Sherry Butcher said...

Love the technique for the OWH cards!! Love the pocket! TFS.

airbornewife said...

wow Nancy.. great cards. Love all the detail on the denim one. thanks for sharing. Pam

jennifer mitten said...

Eekkk.....love the jean pocket card the most. Fabulous!

hallcb said...

I Love the jean card😉

Ann said...

Nancy, these are fabulous cards! I love the clear embossing on the kraft paper! And the jeans pocket, just brilliant!

Ronni Unger said...

Nancy - this is just awesome!

Sybrina K said...

Hi, Nancy! Can't seem to find the post for your OWH Sketch Card. Just wanted to let you know how much I liked your card and thank you for playing along with our challenge.

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