Growing in Unity Day 1

I would like to think that I rock motherhood, being a wife, a working mom, a decent human being. I am also aware that sometimes we all suck at these things and have to be reminded that “we are pretty cool”, as Mr. Gru from Despicable Me would say. Can you tell I am a mom?

Here is my “You Rock” Katie Girl from Angie Blom.

Click on this image to go to the Unity Stamp website for this awesome stamp. (Not affiliated)
Stamp image and clear heat emboss.

I like to make backgrounds for all these girls. The use of masking makes it easy to create any atmosphere to your creations. I used Simon Says Stamp masking paper.
I thought it was a good deal because you get a stack of them for fairly cheap.
Fussy cut a separate copy of the stamp. Apply over the girl.
I am using the drum set to make her really ” Rocking”!
Free set from a Paper Crafter magazine 2018
Stamp the drums with a grey ink to make it appear more in the background.
The black outline of the girl will then pop more.
Stamp on masking paper and fussy cut. It was easy with this knife and self healing mat. Apply this mask over the drum set and the girl.
For the background, My Favorite Things has this awesome brick large stamp.
Again, stamp and clear heat emboss over entire image.
Using these distress oxides imaged, I color my bricks.
Apply another piece of masking to distinguish the wall from the floor.
You are almost there! Now the fun coloring starts! I am using Copics.
Guitar colors.
I used a red shimmer pen for the instruments.
Inside sentiment that comes with this stamp set. I used the Tonic Stamp Platform because it gives the ability to make my sentiment darker.
I couldn’t decide if I wanted a sentiment on the outside, so I settled with a silver star on a foam adhesive for some dimension.

I hope you enjoyed this creation. It took about two hours to make between dinner and children! Check out my for all types of creations!

Have a great Monday!!!

91 thoughts on “Growing in Unity Day 1

  1. When she is not on mom or work time, my wife is showing her creative side by doing this. I support her in everything that she produces. You are my “ROCK STAR”.

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  2. Charmaine you have put in many layers and work all for an Amazing card, love what you have done to the Rock Chicks hair ……. Awe Card💙😘😘😘💙

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  3. This is so fun! I like adding backgrounds also but usually fussy cut and layer the top one instead of masking. Will try this though. Thanks for sharing your talents! I’m looking forward to seeing the selections for your week.

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  4. Your card is AMAZING! Which I knew it would be . I love seeing all of your work on the S&T page. Can’t wait for the next 4 days to see what else your creative mind comes up with! ❤

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  5. What a great card! The layering, the coloring, the drum set (I’m partial to them since my husband plays). I am in awe of your fussy cutting abilities…I would have butchered that drum set, for sure!

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  6. Charmaine it is so good to see you as a GIU girl this week! You are already knocking it out of the park with this first fabulous card! Love your layers of masking for a super background. I just got Katie girl in one of my last orders and need to get her inked up… you have given me ideas! ❤️Dorothy Green

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  7. Wow- fantastic card- love, love your masking and coloring skills! You really Rocked your GIU day 1 posting!!! Looking forward to the rest of the week!


  8. Finally found the comment link by clicking on the 3 dots at bottom right and opening in reader.
    A Fabulous card, I love how you have combined all the stamps – great result

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  9. Your coloring and blending is fabulous. That’s something I’m still working on. You have a real talent at card making. Love your card.❤❤🤩

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  10. I am late with commenting on your week, but I agree you are a rockstar! I am in absolute awe of the talent in creating this card. Amazing masking, layering and coloring!

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  11. Terrific card! What a lot of detail and effort you have put into this lovely piece! Love “Rockstar Katie!” 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


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