Friday, November 12, 2010

Unity FWF Blog Hop {Nov 12th}

Happy Friday and welcome to another FWF blog hop! Please be sure to get the full blog hop list from the Unity Blog. This card is an optical illusion, meaning that it did not turn out at all the way I imagined in my head, and you can see what you will in it. LOL It started off as a house and turned into a mobile/carousel. (I will be trying the house idea again at a later date.)

I used the darling animals from my all-time favourite July Kit in the same colours I seem to always use them (see other samples here and here) and hung them from the scalloped roof which I layered and ruffled for dimension and visual interest. I used the sentiment 'sweetness' as walls of the house or poles of the carousel. You can see in the close-up photos that I used the clouds background between the sentiments and I used a mask to do that. The roof, sentiment and clouds are from the October Kit.

The last steps were to string up those cutie pies, die cut some grass to complete the scene and add yet more twine to this card. I also used an Ippity burlap background around the edges of the card and sponged over top of it. I have quite a few friends having babies early in 2011 so this card will be going into that stash!

Unity Flair!

That's right! You found the blinkie!! Please leave a comment at the end of this post for a chance to win 25 random Unity stamps! I will choose the winner sometime tomorrow morning and post the lucky person's name right here on my blog as well as the FWF blog hop thread on Splitcoaststampers. Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you again tomorrow! ;)

Sources: GinaK pure luxury Kraft cardstock; SU Naturals Ivory cardstock; Unity July 2010 Kit of the Month - Happily Ever After; Unity October 2010 Kit of the Month - Take Time To Laugh; Ippity A Bit of Burlap; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; SU Summer Sun, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake & Kiwi Kiss inks; The Twinery baker's twine in Lemondrop, Mandarin, Peapod & Cappuccino; Stampin' Dimensionals; Glue Dots minis; MFT Fresh Cut Grass die; QuicKutz Epic Six

55 comments:

Janna {Papiersalat} said...

it´s really cute!

Janna

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

OMG Emily this is just the sweetest most adorable card love it!!!!

Sarah said...

House, carousel, or baby mobile, it's cute. Love that you used coordinating twine for each animal.

Sarah E. said...

I am glad the house took a turn to be a mobile. It is adorable! Love it!

Angela said...

Ha! Love it when a blinkie turns up somewhere I'd visit anyway!
Awesome card, made even awesomer because I know that July kit is winging its way to my door! Love the twine/grass combo, too!

stampjourney said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love how you used all the stamps together and how it is 3D! So creative and inspiring!

Erika said...

ADORABLE!!!!! Love the 3-D look. SO CUTE!!!

shuggy said...

well i don't know how it was supposed to be in your head but it sure is cute!!

Jen Carter said...

This is so cute Emily! It seems like a happy accident! :) I really like the "mobile" look!

jmahugger said...

Adorable Card!!! I love those animals from KOTM also. Like how it is a mobile & the 3-D perfect!!

Nice work~

Bogner's said...

Oh my Emily! I love this fabulous baby card! Great idea. I can't wait to see the house you make with the same idea!

Martha said...

ahhh this is so adorable!
and yay for the blinkie ;)

NoraAnne said...

This is SO cute :) No matter how it's interpreted, mobile, carousel, house...cute cute cute! LOVE IT!
and YAY, you have the blinkie :)

Sarah B. said...

Gorgeous card! I love the 3-Dness of it ;). And yay for the blinkie!!

Jennine Chambers said...

love it!!! that card is darling!!! did you use the die from mft for the grass?

Stephanie said...

Such a cute, cute card!

Saskia said...

So cute and so beautiful!!! Lovely work!!

Have a nice weekend!

Saskia :)

dclouser said...

Your card is absolutely adorable! LOVE it! Congrats on having the blinkie this week.

Lindsey said...

Oooh, an awesome card AND a blinkie! :D For me, your card is a mobile of a carousel... I think. Or maybe a carousel music box? Any way you look at it, it's a fab card. I love how you incorporated so many different elements into one cohesive whole. And just look at all that masking! ;)

Debbi said...

Such a cute, cute card. I love how you incorporated so many stamps. Send your talent my way.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hello Emily,

I love that you combined those stamps this way, it looks absolutely amazing!! To me it looks like a carrousel and I love the colors, it's a perfect card to me and I saw lots of beautiful cards here on your blog!!! Amazing!!

Hugs, Wendy

Becky Dunham said...

Emily, this is sooo cute! I love the carousel idea - never would have thought of that on my own. What a perfect card for a baby! Thanks for the inspiration!

~amy~ said...

Emily...I ♥♥♥ it...soooo stinkin' CUTE!!! happy friday!!!

btenn said...

It's such an adorable card! Inspiring work again Emily!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Oh Emily this is absolutley adorable!!
I love it! So creative!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and leaving such a sweet remark, I really do appreciate it!
Plus it lead me to your blog!
Thank you for sharingwith us!

Susan B. said...

Absolutely adorable! I just love your card!

maryanns said...

That is the cutest 3-D card!! It may not be as you pictured it in your head, but it is adorable!!!Congrats on having the blinkie!

BonnieRose said...

beautiful card... just love it all... and u hv the blinkie, congrats, i'm crossing my fingers! hugs xo

lynn said...

emily, this is just so darling and creative!--love it! happy weekend!

Carol said...

Your card is adorable and such a clever use of the stamps! Thanks for sharing.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Vicky Hayes said...

I'm not here to win the stamps but I couldn't help but tell you that I adore your carousel card! Those cute little animals and those splashes of bright colour against the neutrals - am loving that look at the moment.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Such a cute card and HOORAY for the blinkie! :)

Linda said...

what sweet cute card kid that sick in hospital birthday ect. you have the blinkie!I see!

Lisa said...

Absolutely freaking adorable! I love how they look like a mobile!

Anne said...

WOW!! This is a fabulous card! I love the dimension and how you used the different stamps to create a totally new look!

cindy said...

This card is super cute. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a nice comment. You are too kind

lorraine.zuhlke said...

I am so loving how you used the string and the animals are coming of the page. Good job with the different fabrics and colors.

AJ said...

OMG Emily THIS is ADORABLE!!! seriously!! love it, thanks for hosting the blinkie!

{jennie} said...

Adorable card and fabulous paper piecing!

sharon g said...

very creative. i never would have thought to use those stamps that way...

Scrapcollectr said...

This card is my favorite today! I would definitely call it a happy accident if u originally intended something else...it is just so happy (and makes me think of candy!)
If u draw my name, re-draw cuz I've been a lucky winner before! *smile*

FibreJunky said...

Whatever it was meant to be, it sure came out cute! Love the burlap stamp on the edges. Great idea!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Super cute!

jennifer mitten said...

This is adorable! Sometimes those great ideas turn into better ones:-)

Alice Wertz said...

how cute is this!!! so super fun. love love love it!!

Sunghee said...

Oh my!!! You are soooo smart! Love how you made it hanging mobile. LOVE IT! If I were to have another baby, I'd like to receive a card like this! =) You rock!!!

Lori said...

Love, love, love this!! So creative!

Nancy B said...

Such a sweet card, love that stamp set!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Get use of these stamps! CLEVER:)

Jenny said...

Very cute card, love it! :)

Tejal said...

It quite happens to me too..the idea in my head and what I end up making never match! but it never turns out as pretty as this..love this little animal set! such a cute set!

Maria Levine said...

That is so adorable!! Fabulous job!!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Emily, so gorgeous and really sweet, however you planned it(or not!) it turned out really great:0) xxx

Jennifer said...

LOVE your adorable card! CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!! (=

Elise said...

This card just took my breath away and STOLE my heart: I love it! YOU are such a clever girl! It never ceases to amaze {and delight!} me!