February 2023 Friend Of Unity Blog Hop ~ Say It!

 Happy New Year!  The February 2023 Friends Of Unity blog hop inspiration is "Say It!" (All about the Sentiment).  I hope that you will join in on the fun and inspiration.  Simply comment on each blog in the hop.  See the end of this post for your next stop.

I have 3 projects for this month.  Be sure to scroll all of the way down to see them all.

To start with, here is my zinnia flower card using foiling.  No coloring was involved and it was made flat for easy mailing 

And this is a set of zinnia cards that I will outline further down in this post.


Mixing coloring and patterned paper ~ Bunnies card

Hi friends.  Today, I am sharing a sweet Spring card using Copic markers with patterned paper.  The bunnies called for a soft scene and paper layers.

Sentiment:  Oh hello.

These bunnies were placed three in a row.  I just love the one looking back.  Cuteness overload.


Copic markers with variegated coloring ~ Uplifting card

 Hi friends.  Today for the Unity blog, I am sharing a bright Spring card using Copic markers with variegated coloring.  The coloring adds to the beauty of these lovely stamps.

When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles.

Using different shades of a color family provides a variegated look to stamp coloring.


Color Block Valentine's Day Cards ~ Set of 4

 Hi friends.  Here, I am sharing a set of four Valentine's Day cards made using color block patterns in variegated colors.

Happy Valentine's Day
Assorted candy heart verbiage

This is fun to make with just solid paper for color.  Another fun option is to use the stencils in the set to create the conversation hearts in different colors.


Juniper fun fold card with colored pencils.

 Hi crafty friends.  Today for the Unity blog, I am sharing a juniper fun fold card with colored pencils.  It includes a flip up element for writing your inside greeting.  The style can be used with almost any stamp or theme.

His mercies are new every morning; Great is His faithfulness.  "The Lord is my portion," says my soul, therefore I hope in Him!"  Lamentations 3:23:24

For color, I used colored pencils along with ink blending to accent the juniper stamping.  I also incorporated an inspirational spiritual theme.