Friday, November 19, 2010

Unity FWF Blog Hop {Nov 19th}

Hooray for Friends With Flair Fridays! For a full list of blog hop participants, click here and don't forget to look for the FWF blinkie as you hop along. Leave a comment on that blog and you could win 25 random Unity stamps!

My card features the itty bitty called Oh Joy. It's only two stamps but you can do so much with it. Long-time followers of my blog know that I love to create backgrounds out of single stamps and I've done that here with the sentiment. I sponged the edges of the ivory panel with crumb cake ink, distressed the edges and stitched a black border around it. The tree was stamped in black ink and adhered to a panel of black cardstock so it would stand out against the light and bright colours. I sponged red and green ink around the kraft edges, as well as all over the tree. To finish, I randomly applied rhinestones in three different sizes, coloured them in with Copics and popped the tree on to the background with dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is the amazing Bonnie Rose!!

Sources: GinaK pure luxury Kraft & Black Onyx cardstock; SU Naturals Ivory cardstock; Unity Oh Joy; SU Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green & Crumb Cake inks; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Gutermann black thread; sewing machine; SU Basic Rhinestones; Copics; Stampin' Dimensionals

23 comments:

Angela said...

Ha! I totally just picked this up yesterday, thinking to do almost exactly the same thing! Great minds think alike -- I especially like your stitching and bling :)

shuggy said...

what a cute card!! i love it!

BonnieRose said...

love it! happy friday! come and visit my blog here http://alifeunrehearsed2.blogspot.com see my sidebar, join my mail art swap! hugs I'd love for u to participate! hugs xo bonnierose

lynn said...

this is faublous, emily!! happy weekend:)

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

What a great background!

secret scrapbooker said...

Fab card, great job :0)
Kate x

Lisa said...

This is fabulous! Love how you did that background!

Monique said...

Oh this is cute!! Love the Bg paper and the stitching looks fab!!

Anne said...

Excellent card! You lined up the "joy" on the background so well! I always seem to be going uphill or downhill when I try that.

sharon g said...

Nice job. Thanks for the hint about using a stamp as background.

Meg said...

Fun, fun, fun! Love the red and green ink on the tree-so subtle, yet so festive!

Linda said...

Hey look at you with joy on that card! you must have joy? in your home with that joy chirstmas tree!

mustavcoffee said...

Gorgeous card Emily, love the stamping on the tree and the sparkly bling:0) xx

cindy said...

Love it. That tree rocks!

Lindsey said...

This is just the perfect itty bitty for you! :) I love how you used it -- both the blinged and sponged tree and that awesome background you created. No wonder you don't use a lot of dp, when you can make your own! :P

Gwen said...

Just such a great card! Wow, you did a fabulous job on this! Love it!

NoraAnne said...

Great use of this itty bitty! I really love how you created your background~too cute!

Kathy H said...

Lovely!

Sally Atkins said...

Fantastic card, Emily. I love the effect of the repeated background stamping, and the stitching and distressing are beautiful. I love the bling too!

~amy~ said...

Fun & Festive card!

Alice Wertz said...

love the happy background. awesome card, Emily!

Jennifer said...

FABULOUS card! LOVE the bling!! (=

Vicky Hayes said...

I like making backgrounds with one stamp too and yours is fabulous! Love the decorated tree too.