Saturday, December 7, 2019

Friends of Unity- All Is Calm Blog Hop

 Welcome, Unity Lovers!

I was so honored to be invited as a guest designer for this month's Friends of Unity Blog Hop. Friends of Unity has been going for two years now, and I've been following them since their beginnings.  The designers are so dang talented.

Our theme this month is All Is Calm.  That theme is kind of tricky, because while the first thought in my mind was a nativity scene, I wanted to do something unexpected.  I began thinking about what calm could mean. Calm and cool. Who is cooler than... The Fonz?  So I made a Christmas wish card with a Fonzie inspired Angie Guy.

Kits Used: Zeke Guy, Winter Regards, Poinsettia with Love
To Make This Card:
  • Background
    • Stamp the snowflakes from Poinsettia with Love and Winter Regards in Versamark Ink
    • Emboss with clear embossing powder.
    • Ink blend with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Victorian Velvet, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Weathered Wood
    • Splatter watered down acrylic white paint to give texture
  • Zeke "The Fonz" Guy
    • Stamp Zeke Guy on a separate sheet of paper
    • Color skin and hair with Prismacolor Pencils
    • Cut shirt, jacket, pants, and belt with different patterned and textured papers.
    • Cut Zeke and clothing out, staying very close to the lines.  Do not cut around the dots from the stamp's background
  • Sentiment
    • Stamp sentiment on square die-cut from Gina Marie Designs with smoky gray Versafine Ink.
    • Use same distress ink colors as background to give cohesion
    • Double mat the sentiment with white and gray



Prizes 

We have tons of great prizes on our blogs, and you can only win if you comment on each one. Unity has been so kind as to donate 2 separate prize packs.  Look how generous these are!


 Follow the Blogs Here

Remember, to check out everyone's blog, and leave them some love in the comments.  The links are below. Happy hopping and have a lovely holiday season!

78 comments:

  1. Nicely done! Love your background!

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  2. The Fonz! I think you captured both the "All is Calm" theme and the unexpected approach that you were going for. Well done and thanks for joining this hop this month! Beautiful card!

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  3. I love your card! I would never have thought to use a guy for some reason I always think the girls go with Christmas cards! And thank you for having the opportunity to win these wonderful packages!

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    1. Me too. I hardly ever use my guys, but they make great cards too!

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  4. Totally unexpected, but totally calm and cool! Love it! Merry Christmas.

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  5. Super cute card
    and fun thought!
    Love the background.
    Merry Christmas!
    Carla from Utah

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  6. The Fonz is way cool!! Your background is so beautiful! So good to see you here as a guest designer!! Merry Christmas Shannon!!

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    1. Thanks for your continued support, Dorothy. You are always so kind.

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  7. Shannon you are so creative !! Love your designs always !!

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  8. Fabulous card, Shannon! The Fonz... lol... Love it! Great colors and so creative! Thank you for being a guest designer for us... love your work!

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    1. Thank you so much for the invite. I loved designing with you all.

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  9. Super creative!
    Love this
    Thank you for being a guest designer with us this month and helping us celebrate.

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  10. Thank you for joining us this month...your card is amazing, I'm gonna go look for that snow stamp.. I NEED IT! Merry Christmas!

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  11. What a gorgeous snowflake background! I love it!

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  12. Gorgeous background for a wonderful card!

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  13. Love the background! Thanks for giving such easy to follow instructions!

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    1. I am a teacher! Lol. Breaking down instructions is my full time job. Haha

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  14. very cool card, your background is amazing!!

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  15. Stunning card and a great image!

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  16. Who didn't love "The Fonz"?!! The snowflakes in the background re beautiful!!

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  17. Zeke reminds me of my husband when we first met.love the background. Perfect coloring.

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  18. Awesome card! love the beautiful snowflake background and the colors you used! Great guy image, and an awesome job on the paper piecing! Looks fabulous!

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  19. Love your card. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. Sooo my first question is - is he single? Seriously I love the card, the lighter background with Zeke paper pieced in darker colors makes him really stand out, as he should since he is so cool. I do like the way you added the twine, it makes my ocd heart very happy.

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  21. Love the card, so many times guy cards are hard for me. Love your choice of colors and sentiment. Wonderful card!!!

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  22. I love this card, I am not good at male cards and this one is stunning

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  23. WOW..it is so nice to see a guy on a Christmas card! Way to go, opening our eyes

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  24. I love the background, beautiful card

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  25. This is so cool Shannon! I love that you made a masculine Christmas card.

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  26. The background with your Angie guy is amazing! A fun duality card with the almost feminine background and masculine stamp in the foreground. 💕

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  27. Nice guy card. So hard to make things for single guys. Looks like a stamp I should have.

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  28. What a great card! I really love the background!

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  29. Such a great card for the men in the family. It's always hard to find a card for the men and this is just perfect. Great job!

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  30. Love the bold color of his jacket against your gorgeous BG. This is perfection.

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  31. So glad they had you as a guest designer! Always enjoy your work and your snowflake background and guy are just fabulous!

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  32. Very cool card and I love the snowflake background. Perfect single guy card for sure! Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Fabulous card. Love the background.

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  34. This card is great with the beautiful background and then the Fonz in the front being his cool and calm self. I absolutely love it. My sister and I grew up watching Happy Days every Tuesday night. It was the best!

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  35. Love the background and your paper piecing is awesome!! Great job!

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  36. This is such a unique take on this month's theme, thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  37. Such a handsome dude! LOVE seeing a guy card!

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  38. Oh my gosh, how creative and fun. I love the snowflake background and your clever take on the Fonz!

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  39. He definitely looks calm and cool. Great fun card.

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  40. I LOVE your thought process of calm, cool, and to the Fonz. So fun! Your background is amazing. Great coloring on the Fonz and a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us in the hop and for the inspiration! Happy Holidays!

    FYI...my link on your page has an error. It should be this: https://mykraftkloset.weebly.com/blog/friends-of-unity-dec-blog-hop-anniversary-giveaways

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  41. Can I just say that I think this guy is kinda handsome? Is that wrong? It's the hair. I am sure of it. :)
    Thank you for joining our love of Unity, and I can't wait to see more inspiration form you.

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  42. The background colors are simply gorgeous. I think I will take note of your ink colors and try that combo myself. Beautiful!

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  43. Shannon, this card is fabulous! Love it! I love the color palette. Thanks for guest designing this month. Wishing you a beautiful holiday season.

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  44. Guy cards are the hardest, love yours!

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  45. Oh my .. calm, cool and collected!! Ha! Great job.

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  46. Great card! I especially love how your background turned out! Thanks for explaining how you did it.

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  47. It is so great to see a guy on a Christmas card (besides Santa of course).

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  48. LOVE that background; one of my favorite techniques.

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  49. wow!!! thanx for making one for the guys!!! great job!

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  50. Love that background, and it's nice to see a guy on a card!

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  51. So much fun to see a guy card, and that snowy background is so pretty!

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  52. Beautiful background, and a nice surprise to see a masculine image. Love the paper piecing!

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  53. Loved this masculine card with that beautiful background, Shannon. Thanks for hopping with us!

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  54. Very nicely done! & congratulations to Unity on their two years of blog hops!

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