Good morning! I’m back today for the weekly Monday feature for me here on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! So happy that I will be featuring the AMAZING Unity Kit of the Month set on Mondays here on the blog. These kits are always AMAZING, and they hold a special place in my heart since they were the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked on Unity to begin with. Who DOESN’T love getting a happy package of stamps in the mail every month, right? And these kits just keep getting better and better. You can read all the details and info to sign up HERE, and see this month’s kit as well.
I love some of the travel theme images in this newest Kit of the Month – especially with the crazy travel schedule I’ve had this year! In fact, today as you are reading this, I am on my way to Hawaii to visit my brother and family – I may have had tropical thoughts in mind when I picked these colors? 🙂
As always, here is this week’s video showing you how I created this card:
As I mention in the video, this card was one of those “happy accidents” I seem to have quite often! My original plan was to just do a starburst image around the outer edges with one strip of each color – but I didn’t like all the white areas I ended up with, since I probably spaced out my stripes too far apart. So I added extra – and much to my surprise, I loved it!
I kept the masking quite simple – while you can easily use masking paper, I found that I didn’t need this mask to hold in place super firmly because I was only doing simple blending up to the edges. So using inexpensive printer paper and some post it tape to hold it in place worked just fine!
After the video concluded, I changed my mind and decided to add some color to to the image, so I used Warm Grays to add some monochromatic tones – I really wanted to keep it neutral so the starburst around the edges could shine. To finish, I added some splatters of Perfect Pearls mixed with water.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope to see you back here next week – have a wonderful week!