Monday, June 27, 2016

Growing in Unity: Day 1 ~ Stamping with Zig Clean Color Markers

Hi there!  Happy Monday!  This week I have the honor of being the Growing in Unity girl!  That means I get to share a project using some fabulous Unity Stamp Co. products every day and at the end of it all, TWO WINNERS will be drawn from all of the comments on my blog posts and you'll each get 25 stamps from Unity!!  How great is that??  This is the first stamp company I fell in love with when I started card making and it is just so much fun to be able to showcase their beautiful stamps.  And the people over there are just the best!


To kick things off I have a nice and simple card to share with you. Sometimes you just need to get a card make, ya know?  As much as I'd love to be able to spend hours on every single card I create, I think it is also a valuable skill to be able to use my supplies to quickly put together fun projects when I'm in a time crunch.  Unity stamps are great for that because they are so detailed and beautiful that they honestly don't need much to make your project perfection!



For this card I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color directly onto the polka dots border stamp from the Magic of Beginnings kit and stamp onto a Bristol Smooth White card base.  I experimented with lots of fun colors to get a rainbow background.  The beautiful sentiment with dots from the Moments Like These kit was the perfect compliment to my colorful rainbow polka dots!  I finished this simple design with some black sketch lines and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins.  I love how colorful it is!

Don't forget to leave a comment below to be entered for your chance to win 25 random stamps from Unity!  And check back in every day this week to get even more entries!  Thanks so much for joining me today and I'll see you all tomorrow.  Bye!

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80 comments:

  1. What a cute card! I love the colorful dots!

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  2. That's great way of using stamps and made it's into something colorful & artsy! Love it

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  3. I love this card! It is so colorful and pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Cool quick card, love the colours. You're totally right - it's a great skill to be able to put together a card quickly! Congrats on the lovely cooperation with such a cool company! :-)

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  5. Fun and colorful
    card, pretty rainbow!
    Carla from Utah

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  6. I've never used a Unity stamp before. I will be watching to see more of what they have to offer and what you do with them.

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  7. I love Unity Stamps and I love this pretty card! Fast and simple, but still unique!

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  8. I've never used Unity stamps...these are great!

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  9. Such a fun and colorful card!!! Love Unity as well!! T.F.I

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  10. Oh Tara, your card is SO PRETTY!

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  12. I love this card design! Great card!

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  13. I love the technique of coloring directly onto the stamps!! Very nice card design!

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  14. Love making cards at times that are fin and quick to do. Very nice.

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  15. Who doesn't love polka dots? Cute card!

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  16. Who doesn't love polka dots? Cute card!

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  17. Love the rainbow of polka dots!

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  18. Pretty card! Love all those dots and the colors! Awesome sentiment stamp too, and ties in so well with the dots!

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  19. So very CheerFul! That sentiment and background also great for some scrapbook pages :)

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  20. Wow! Great technique! Looking forward to the rest of your week with Unity!

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  21. What a happy card! It made me smile!

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  22. Hi! Congrats on being the Unity girl this week. Thanks for this cool idea. I think I have some time today to try it!

    Evelyn
    https://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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  23. Beautiful card! I love these type of stamps that go well with mixed media, too.

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  24. Hello, I was not aware of unity stamp until your destach. I did purchase 4 and they are very nice rubber stamps. They stamp clear and work well with the misty. Thanks for the opportunity to get more.

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  25. Love this pretty and colorful card! :)

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  26. I've never tried unity stamp company, but you are making some amazing creations. This project makes me think mixed media! TFS!

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  27. Sometimes a colorful shiny card and a great sentiment is all you need. Great card!!!!

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  28. Love Unity stamps! They are one of my top two favorite companies! Love your card!

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  29. Your rainbow is so cheerful! I definitely want some zig markers now!

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  30. Love Unity Stamps! You make the most creative cards - I really enjoy watching your videos!

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  31. Great happy card! Nice to know you can use them direct-to-stamp too.

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  32. Tara! Love this card! I think it is modern, with a funky flare!!! Love this bright colors for summer!

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  33. Love the colors and the mixed media feel.

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  34. Just found your site from being on Unity's site. Just love today's card and the micro beads effect. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win. Unity is one of my favorite places to order my stamps from.

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  35. Love your colourful card. Hugz

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  36. WOW... fabulous coloring on the background! Beautiful card.

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  37. I've never used unity stamps, but now I'm going to have to go & check them out. TFS

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  38. I've never used unity stamps, but now I'm going to have to go & check them out. TFS

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  39. What a great look. I don't have a clue as to how to use background stamps like that, so I appreciate your card so much.

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  40. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards. I'm going to have to try more watercoloring. Whenever I try it I get frustrated because it doesn't look as pretty as yours! I loved the blue background color.

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  41. I have not used my Zig's for this technique but am definitely going to be trying this. Fabulous background makes for a great card!

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  42. I want to try this out! Thanks for sharing!

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  43. I love ll of the bright colors you used. How couls this not make someone happy?!?!? Jil

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  44. Tara do you have a hard time stamping on Bristol? I'm guessing a Misti would help but it seems so slick with just an acrylic block. Love these colors!

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  45. I love my zig clean brush real markers! Great card!

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  46. I just got my Zigs about a week ago and j am LOVING all the ideas out there for ways to use them! Thank you!

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  47. I haven't gotten the Zig markers yet but I am so tempted! Especially after watching your video :o)
    I love these stamps, so cute :o)

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  48. Tara, this card is stunning. Love it.

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  49. Tara, this card is stunning. Love it.

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  50. Rainbow and polka-dots... I'm in love with the simplicity of this card.

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  51. I love the rainbow polka dots!! Beautiful card Tara!!

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  52. Heh Unity Girl! They are so lucky to have you!

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  53. Great card!! I am always thankful for ideas to make quick and easy cards. It doesn't matter if I have an extra 20 cards at home, I always seem to be out of the sentiment that I'm looking for, lol! This card is really cute!

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  54. Dazzling background. What a wonderful technique and lovely card. I am getting started on your GIU projects late, but looking fwd to seeing what else you have to share with us.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  55. A bit of a modern twist. Fast and fun for sure.

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  56. A bit of a modern twist. Fast and fun for sure.

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  57. Awesome sometimes the more simpler we like the best.

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  58. Awesome sometimes the more simpler we like the best.

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  59. Amazing card! Love the background!!

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  60. This shows me that I can make a one layer card that doesn't take 1 hour lol! Thanks for showing simplicity can be creative and pretty!

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  61. I like the contrast between the bright colors and the black sentiment image. I'll have to try coloring right on the stamp. Zigs and Unity are a good combo.

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  62. Great colors and love the contrast

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  63. Very beautiful card and great design!
    xoxo Olga

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  64. Great versatility with this card!

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  65. Great versatility with this card!

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  66. Beautiful card! Love the colors!

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