Let’s Go For A Ride! The Friends of Unity Blog Hop August 2021

This is our cue for August!

Here is my first card. Sometimes a ride is relaxing and frees the mind!

This card was fun to make. I stenciled in the sun rays and die cut the border. Next I stamped the image and sentiment directly over the rays. I used Copic markers to color the motorcycle and the bits of rays showing through the image add interest. Then I mounted the front onto a thin yellow border and adhered it to a white card base. Finally I added 3D Crystal Laquer to the headlight giving it a glossy finish.
A close-up
Supplies I used

Ride it out by Angie Blom for Unity Stamp Company
I love this motorcyle image because it has a unique viewpoint.

Card #2. What better way to celebrate than going off road?!

Yes, we are having a blast! Using Versafine black ink, I stamped the jeep on white cardstock with a die cut border and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I colored the jeep with salty ocean and blueprint sketch distress inks by Tim Holtz. Next I stamped the jeep a few more times using the 2nd generation technique. This technique is when a stamp is inked up and stamped on a separate piece of paper. Then without reinking, the image is stamped on the card to make it lighter and less precise. I heat embossed this with Ranger silver embossing powder. Last I created 3 sentiments and adhered them to the card at various angles.
Close-up of the sentiments
Close-up of the jeep
Supplies I used
Stamps I used
I love how bold this image is….so full of adventure and action!

Card #3. The first snowy ride of the season with beautiful huge snowflakes coming down!

So many cards are being posted with a holiday theme. I am not quite ready for this trend but I did create a snowy, wintery birthday card. I began with a stitched square die cut from watercolor paper. I stamped the image and painted the truck and sky with distress inks. Next I splattered white acrylic paint all over the truck. Then I chose a printed piece of patterned photo paper and embossed the sentiment on it using white alabaster embossing powder by Brutus Monroe. Finally I added two photo corners and red twine with a button.
Do you see the glitter in the snow?
A close-up
Supplies I used
Slowly Turning Classic by Tierra Jackson for Unity Stamp Company
This snowy card is getting me ready for the holidays!

Card #4. Happiness is a vintage truck and a load of cut flowers!

One of my favorite cards to make is that with a vintage feel. I love this truck paired with a bed full of beautiful flowers! First I stamped the sentiment and image with brown Memento ink. Next I colored the image with Copic markers. Then I die cut out the card front with a Gina Marie die. Finally I added a pretty organza ribbon and three copper flowers. I created the wire flowers by wrapping the wire around my finger or a small end of a paintbrush etc. depending on what size you want. I pressed the wire flat and fanned it out gently to create a flower shape.
I used fine copper wire to make these flower-like embellishments.
I added tons of Stickles glitter to the flowers!
Supplies I used
Truckload of Blooms by Tierra Jackson for Unity Stamp Company
I love an old vintage truck paired with beautiful sparkly blossoms!
Cards I made for the hop. Did you notice each card kind of represents a season?! I didn’t plan this but thought it would be fun to mention it!

Here are the Friends of Unity to continue along the hop.




Bobbie Sue


Dawn F.



Please don’t forget to leave a comment. I will randomly pick one person to win a surprise! I will announce the winner on the next Friends of Unity Blog Hop. The winner for July is…..allibamabell…..Congratulations! Please message me your mailing address and I will send you your prize!

Thanks for hopping along with us. Please let me know if you have any questions. Until next time, have a wonderful month full of sunshine, good health and vitamin D!


You can also find me on instagram @cardartbyrachel and tik tok @cardartbyrachel. I will post short videos on how I made these cards.

“Sometimes the best therapy is a long car ride and music.” Shannon J.

27 thoughts on “Let’s Go For A Ride! The Friends of Unity Blog Hop August 2021

  1. Ohhh… so many fabulous cards, Rachel! I love your motorcycle card! I used the same stamp and our cards are so different… love it!! Your jeep card is amazing!! But my favorite has to be your snowy truck card!! Beautiful!!!


  2. Wow! All stunning cards! I love the look of motion in the jeep card, but my favorite has to be that motorbike with the sun rays. A perfect summer image. Congrats to last month’s hop winner!


  3. Wow! It’s impossible to pick a favorite! All are so inspiring but the snow on the red truck is just amazing!


  4. Outstanding, spectacular and amazing! This would be a wonderful gift set. The dimension in that jeep card, my goodness they are jumping off of the page. I wish I could even begin to make these. Often a flower or elegance is Stunning, but these are the most beyond stunning ever!


  5. Gorgeous cards! Love the glaze on the headlight – you captured it so well in your photo (hard to do IMO!). The winter truck birthday card is my favorite. It’d be a perfect card for my hubby born on Dec. 24th!! Thanks for the inspiration. 😉


  6. Amazing cards! I love how you did one for each season, even if it was unplanned. Just gorgeous cards. I love the rays, love the gray truck with a pop of color, and that red truck and the glitter snow is stunning! Great job! Thanks for the inspiration!


  7. WOW!! These are all incredible and I am in awe. That sunburst stencil in the first card looks so great with the motorcycle, and the sentiment is perfect. Your coloring on them all has me awestruck.


  8. Rachel your have outdone yourself here!!!! Each card is AMAZING!!!! I honestly can’t choose a favorite here!!!!!


  9. Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! 4 cards! All are made so amazingly. I think all of them are my favorite as I can’t pick just one. Well done!


  10. Whoa baby! Four fabulous cards! I love all of them. I can’t even pick a favorite among them! But I will add that I love those cute little copper wire flowers you created – what a great idea!


  11. SQUEAL!! Thank you so much! I’ll be in touch with my address. I’m glad I don’t have to pick a favorite…these are all just fabulous! The Jeep card….I’m going to case that one…it’s perfect for some guys in my life. And those copper flowers…swoon!


  12. These are so beautiful, wow!! Adding the sunray stencil to your motorcycle design gives it so much movement. Each card is even better than the one before it and they are all mini-masterpieces.


  13. I love all of your cards! My favorite is that cool Jeep card! Great design! I love how you, Eileen and Crystal used the same motorcycle stamp.


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