Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Warmest Thoughts

For this card, I combined two of Unity's WCMD Challenges with the weekly Unity Addicts Challenge: USCWCMD01 (paper piecing), USCWCMD11 (stitching) and UAC21 (use three different stamps from three different Unity kits). I wanted to do the first two challenges because I don't use either of these techniques often enough and my card happened to qualify for the third challenge just by chance!

I started by stamping a background using the row of leaves from the June KOTM. For the main image, I chose the outdoor house scene from the September KOTM and used different colours of cardstock to paper piece and pop the different elements. To add visual interest and "leaves" to the trees, I stamped them with the lace frame from the July KOTM (which you can see in the close up photo below). I had a hard time choosing a sentiment for this card because I hadn't really thought about the layout while I was making it. Originally, I wanted a split sentiment much like this card but the ones I tried were either too big or too small. I finally settled on this one from the June KOTM. It was fun making this busier-than-usual card!

Sources: SU Basic Gray, Kraft, So Saffron, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue & Tangerine Tango cardstock; GinaK 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; Unity June 2010 Kit of the Month - Fly Free; Unity July 2010 Kit of the Month - Happily Ever After; Unity September 2010 Kit of the Month - When I Am With You; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Basic Gray ink; Vivid Red ink; Versamark Watermark ink; PTI Harvest Gold wool felt; Gutermann white thread; sewing machine; SU 3/4" circle punch; Fiskars Nostalgia corner edger; Glue Dots minis; Stampin' Dimensionals; Scor-Tape

12 comments:

Sally Atkins said...

Love it, Emily! The background stamping is gorgeous, and I love how you've paper pieced the trees and house, and the stitching is wonderful!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Emily, great card, love all the layers, background stamp is lovely, that sentiment makes this a multi purpose card, love it:-D xx

Angela said...

Love the mix of colors -- and I always have a soft spot for stitching!

Karen B. said...

Great addition to background stamp, really sets the stage for your cute scene..

Heather said...

Gorgeous, I love the background stamp, it looks just right and the paper piecing looks good.

Papiersalat {by Janna} said...

this card is so cute and cool, emily. wanna have my adress? ;)

janna

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg I love this wow so cute!!!!

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh so cute! Love the popped up trees in those great colours and the heart in the sentiment.

Lindsey said...

Ooh, this is so cute! I like the little pops of red, too.

Alice Wertz said...

how cute is this!! love love love it girl. you ROCK!!!

AJ said...

omg0 LOVE this Emily!! Thanks for playing along!! :)

Meg said...

Oh, Em, this card is just adorable! It looks like you tore it straight out of a Dr Suess book! I love all the paper piecing you did for the house scene! And the awesome leaf background! And the perfectly sized sentiment! Fabulous work PLUS three challenges? You rock!