12/03/2022

Glitz ~ December 2022 Friends of Unity Blog Hop

 Hello and welcome.  The December 2022 Friend's Of Unity blog hop inspiration is Glitter & Glitz.  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.

Here is my glitzy project for December using gold & silver watercolor on black watercolor paper.


This is the same card showing different looks when light shines on it.  The left is normal lighting and the right is with the light shining on the gold.

Sentiment:  




The card above shimmers so beautifully when the light hits it just right.
Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making this glitz card.  To begin, prepare a background panel on black watercolor paper using gold watercolor and water.  Mist with a water spray bottle to allow the color to move around the paper.  Repeat with silver or white watercolor and allow the colors to move.  Then, heat set completely or leave out to dry.  Next, stamp and heat emboss the flowers in white over the dried watercolor panel.  Also, die-cut the hello sentiment and adhere to the watercolor panel.  Then, add gold Nuvo drops for accent.  Dry completely.  Finally, adhere the card front to the card base using foam tape, to finish.

Unity's Giveaway
Unity Stamp Company is celebrating the Friends of Unity's 5th anniversary of hopping and is giving away (3) $25 gift cards. The winners will be chosen from those who comment on every blog. Comment by Dec. 10, 2022. The Unity winners will be announced on Crystal's blog and in the Unity Show & Tell Facebook group on December 11, 2022.

Giveaway from me for the December 2022 hop:
I am giving away one seat in my holiday online course to one lucky winner, worldwide.  The techniques can easily be incorporated into almost any year-round theme.
Bundle 5:  13 Christmas & Winter Cards & Crafts Course



1.  Simply comment on this blog post, including a way to contact or message you for winnings.
For extra entries:
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Neither Facebook, Instagram nor YouTube are affiliated with this giveaway. My course giveaway ends 12.31.22 at 11:30pm EST & announced shortly afterward, here on this post.

The winner of my Friends Of Unity December 2022 blog hop prize is Salnclts.  Congratulations!



This is a closer look at today's project without direct light shining on it.  It takes on a different look.


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This project is also included in the 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

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46 comments:

  1. That is an amazing effect! Perfect for Christmas cards

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  2. Gorgeous card! I love the metallic watercolors on black cardstock - so elegant!

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  3. Wow!! Such a gorgeous card, Gaylynn! I bet it's amazing in person! Love it!

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    1. It looks so shimmery in person. Thanks Crystal.

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  4. Wow Gaylynn, this is just stunning! I am so going to try this! It would make an awesome Christmas card too!!! Thanks for always inspiring us here at the FOU hop!

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  5. Love your gold and silver watercolors!! I never think to use them.

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  6. Beautiful work on this
    card, love the Shine.
    Carla from Arizona

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    Carla from Arizona

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    Carla from Arizona

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  9. Incredible texture and background! Such elegant cards!

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  10. I'm a big fan of the black; always so elegant and stunning with whatever medium is used with it. This is gorgeous!!

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  11. WOW! I love how the white just pops this image—feeling inspired! ❤️

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  12. What a gorgeous card! That background is amazing! I love the white embossed image on top of the background.

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  13. Gorgeous!! Simply gorgeous! I've never thought to use black paper when watercoloring. I love the effect! Wow!!!

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    1. Metallic watercolors are great on dark watercolor paper. Thank you. :)

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  14. I love the watercolors on black paper for your backgrounds! Great contrast for the white flowers and sentiment!

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  15. I like how you created this background.

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  16. I subscribe on YT as Sue D.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  17. The metallics really shine on the black paper, the white is so striking against it.

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  18. The impact of these watercolors on black watercolor paper (no idea such a thing existed) is so dramatic and gorgeous!! Stunning!

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    1. Metallic watercolor pops on dark watercolor paper. Thank you Jenni. :)

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  19. This card is absolutely stunning! I love the look of white on sparkly dark background.

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  20. I love your card. I did all the requirements above to win a spot in your holiday online course. My e-mail address is nclights7 at gmail dot com. I also shared the link on Facebook.

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  21. Happy 5th Anniversary! That is one stunning card that I will have to try! Kelly Brillhart

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  22. The gold on black is so pretty. Happy anniversary!

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  23. Happy 5th Anniversary! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Stunning card! So gorgeous!

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  24. Happy Anniversary! Beautiful cards. Love the gold on black and your designs. Thanks for the inspiration and Happy New Year!

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