Saturday, July 2, 2022

Friends of Unity Hop, July 2022, Stencils

 Woohoo! We're changing it up a bit this month with STENCILS. But before I get to my cards, I want to announce my winner from last month's hop. MEG CRAWFORD you are my winner! Come on down! Please email me at with your address so I can get September Girl to you. Congrats! 

Check out our fun graphic this month:

I love stencils! They give such beautiful texture and color. The color can be subtle or it can be bold. For my first card, I combined subtle and bold on my stencil.

There's just something about square shaped cards that gives me all the feels. I think they are so dainty and darling. The gorgeous flower is from the July 2020 Whit Kit, friends are like flowers. I also used the coordinating die. The sentiment is from linen flowers. I thought what I used was a stencil but it's actually a mask. Can someone please tell me the difference between a mask and a stencil? I did Google it, but I need a better explantion. Lol. Anywho, this fun mask is from the Studio Light Just Lou Butterfly Collection. The mint paste is from Picket Fence and the gold paint is Prima. I recently purchased a few sets of Karin markers. I absolutely LOVE them. The square frame die is Gina Marie.

Next card:

I have always loved this girl from Remember Me. Looks like she's going places...faraway places. The sentiment, have a nice journey, is from the February 2012 Kit of the Month, lucky to have you. Tim Holtz distress ink was used on the Tim Holtz Traveler stencil for this card. The x stitched die is from Kat Scrappiness. Ephemera and chipboard plane are Simple Stories. I colored the girl with Prima water color pencils. 

Here is the hop order again. I don't want you to miss anyone. Make sure to leave comments on all our blogs for a chance to win some Unity goodness. I am not doing a giveaway this month, but some of my friends are. Please know that we appreciate your support and comments each month. We hope the winners have been enjoying their prizes. 









Dawn B


See you next month!


  1. Fabulous cards, Dawn! Loving the gorgeous texture of your first card! You second card is perfect with the stenciled background!

  2. Your cards are awesome! I love the layers of the stencil and the frame with the vase and sentiment on top. So innovative and a stand-out. I have never heard mask for stencil so I am a interested to hear the difference. The stencil is really cool too. Your second card is incredible, the layers are so perfectly placed and the color palette is super vintage and fun!

  3. I love your cards!
    I didn't know there was a difference between a mask and a stencil, either..hmm
    The square card looks so elegant, and I love how your blue is so bold on the second card!!
    Love your style :<)

  4. Great cards Dawn, I especially like the travel one!

  5. Beautiful cards. I really love the flower card.

  6. I love all the layers on your cards! I love to use texture paste, etc. with my stencils like on your first card.

  7. Oh I love your
    second card!
    Such fun cards.
    Carla from Arizona

  8. Two well done cards!
    stamping sue

  9. Love the card with the traveling girl! It speaks adventure!

  10. Both of your cards are so very nice. You do amazing work with layers on your cards. Thanks for sharing these pieces of work!

    1. Thank you so much Meg! I shipped your prize yesterday.

  11. Gorgeous cards! Sorry I don't know the difference between a mask and a stencil, but they sound the same, maybe just different names from different places, idk!?! I love all your layers and details. Just wonderful designs. Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Yor cards are always exactly my taste and incredibly GORGEOUS. My impression of a mask verses stencil is that with a stencil the image receives the color or paste, but with a mask the area around the image receives the color or paste and the image does not. Example.. stencil of
    numbers show the numbers red and area around them has no color, but mask would show the numbers to have no coloring and the whole border would be colored between and around each number. Kind of a negative/ positive view. Hugs

    1. Okay, this makes sense. I love your explanation. Thanks for taking the time to explain. Thanks, too, for the compliments and support, Carol. You are appreciated!