Wednesday, October 13, 2010

UAC22 Guest Designer

I am so thrilled to be guest designer for the Unity Addicts Challenge this week! I'm still fairly new to the Unity family (oh, how I love them) and I couldn't stop smiling when Maria asked me to be a guest designer. The best part was being able to choose the type of challenge for my week. I had so many ideas but since I've been having so much fun experimenting with felt lately, I wanted to use that in my challenge. So this week's UAC22 challenge is to stamp on felt or fabric. It's your choice!

I think the leaves (or trees, as my son calls them) from the September KOTM are my favourite images in that set and, thinking back to this card, I thought the outline leaf would make beautiful petals. After some experimentation, I discovered that Memories ink works best when stamping red rubber stamps on to felt but Staz-On ink works best when stamping clear polymer stamps on to felt. I stamped six petals (just in case; I only used five here) and cut them out. I wanted the felt to be the focus, of course, so I kept the rest of the card in neutral colours. The centre of the flower was made with a combination of the cloud and sunbeams as well as the dandelions from the June KOTM. I also used the dandelion centres on these cards and I love the way it looks! The sentiment is the same combination of two sentiments from the June KOTM that I used on this card. I love that this card will work for any occasion.

I hope you will find some time to play along with us this week! Please head over to the Unity Challenges forum to find out more and see what set you could win just by playing along with us this week. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely day!

Sources: GinaK pure luxury Kraft & Black Onyx cardstock; GinaK 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; Unity September Kit of the Month - When I Am With You; Unity June 2010 Kit of the Month - Fly Free; Memories Black ink; PTI Hawaiian Shores wool felt; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large; QuicKutz Epic Six; McGill 1-1/4" circle punch; SU 3/4" circle punch; Glue Dots minis & pop up relief

13 comments:

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful felt flower. lovely card, Emily!

Sally Atkins said...

Beautiful work, Emily! That felt flower is amazing, and looks wonderful against the kraft. Thank you for your tips aboput which inks work best with which type of stamp on felt. I have actually recently got some felt and was wondering how it would look being stamped!!

Lynn said...

Congratulations Emily---very much deserved. Adorable card...love the fonts on the sentiment!

Angela said...

That flower is just gorgeous, Em! The whole card is just simplicity at its best. Congrats on the well-deserved guest DT spot too :)
Hey, that flower would look really poinsettia-like in red, no? Hmm...!

Karen B. said...

So beautiful and fresh!

mustavcoffee said...

Wow, what a beautiful card, the petals/leaves are stunning used like this, I love it. Congratulations at being chosen, again, to be a guest designer :0) xx

Christi Snow said...

OMG! I love how you made those leaves into flower petals. So creative and gorgeous!!!! smiles...

Maria Levine said...

SUPER Fabulous job!!! LOVE IT!!!! Thanks for hosting this week.

Vicky Hayes said...

You're right -the leaves work beautifully as petals and I love the strong blue against Kraft.

Lysa said...

Love love love this! I need to get myself some felt to play with now :)

Lindsey said...

Congrats on your guest designer spot! Not that I'm surprised, you totally have that Unity vibe going. :D The felt flower is gorgeous, but I also really like how you did the flower centre. Great card.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Congrats on being a guest designer. THis card is beautiful, by the way! LOVE it! :)

Meg said...

Loveliness!! What a fun color to use for the flower, and so clever to use the leaves as petals! Wonderful funky flower center, too!

Congrats on your Guest DT gig!! You certainly know how to spread the Unity love!