Unity Stamp Company is a fun place to shop online, visit their blog and basically enjoy rubber stamping! The entire team oozes creativity, pumping out many stamp releases every month. They even have videos crafting with their stamps that make you really laugh! You can definitely tell that everyone enjoys their part in Unity by the gorgeous projects that pop up every day practically and the buzz about their products around the crafting world.
Many of the stamps from Unity come already mounted on cling foam AND cut out! It’s really nice that you can remove the cling liner paper and just place the stamp on an acrylic block to start stamping. I found that on some smaller images or phrases, I trimmed a little closer to the image to avoid a shadow from the rubber edge beyond the design. This was simple and easy to do with a pair of scissors.
The “Build a Turkey” set has 8 pieces to it, 2 phrases, 1 turkey body and 5 feathers. The stamp image is a more casual and fun turkey instead of a realistic one. The feathers have 5 different doodled designs within the tear drop shape. The font of the phrases is lower case and casual. The turkey itself is rather comical with a little tilt to his head almost asking the question “why aren’t my feathers attached?”
Where to start with such a versatile set? The obvious place would be with a Thanksgiving scrapbook page, so that’s what I did. To spice up the base page, I stamped one of the phrases included in the set multiple times, then clear embossed it. The phrase has a great font, very easy to read and a good size. The turkey and feathers are a great size also, I love it! The feathers were stamped on the patterned paper and embossed with a glittery clear powder then detailed with a white pen. The turkey body was colored with Copics for a little more distinction on the image. I really like how the body is separate to allow for a different dimensional placement or location from the feathers. It adds a lot of design possibilities!
Patterned Paper and Elements Stickers (BasicGrey Indian Summer)
Stamps (Unity Stamp Company, Build a Turkey)
Ink (Tsukineko Memento & Versamark)
Embossing Powder (PK Glitz)
RicRac, Fiskars Border Punch, Copic Markers
Sketch (Becky Fleck)
Adhesive (Adhesive Tech, Permanent Bond Glue Runner)
This set really has a lot of possibilities beyond using it as an obvious turkey image. The feathers can be used as flowers, surf boards, leaves, and much more. I did opt to use the turkey again on the next project with just a rearrangement of the feathers. Since I was working on a smaller scale with this 6×6 page, I cut one of the phrases apart so that I could just use one word out of the phrase.
I really enjoyed using the Unity Stamps and the “Build a Turkey” set. The packaging had a small graphic of the included images and it was a nice surprise to see how large the actual stamps were! I loved the fact that they came already mounted on cling foam and pre-cut. I also found that the individual images allowed a full range of creativity over a single image stamp with more detail. The rubber is deeply etched allowing for a crisp and solid stamping. Overall, I will buy these stamps again – a different set of course – and thoroughly enjoy them!