Monday, December 27, 2010

Unity Guest Designer Monday {Dec 27th}

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Mine was less than stellar but let's not talk about that. I'm looking forward to a fresh New Year. Today's post is all about girlfriends. You know, the ones that stick by you through thick and thin, the ones that really understand you and say the right things when you need it the most.

For my first card, I created a background using the 'daisy for you' and 'love for us' stamps from the December Kit - Just Be You. The main sentiment 'hello girlfriend' is from the October Kit - Take Time To Laugh which was adhered to a floral embossed panel. I added a twine and button flower accent to finish.

My second card combines the same two sets used in the first card. It uses the cute retro telephone stamp from the December Kit - Just Be You popped on nesties and embellished with twine. The background is a cascade of two tiny images from the October Kit - Take Time To Laugh. I rounded opposite corners of the card to finish.

Either of these cards are sure to brighten any friend's day. Sometimes we all need that, right? :)

Sources for Hello Girlfriend: SU Naturals Ivory & Tempting Turquoise cardstock; Unity December 2010 Kit of the Month - Just Be You; Unity October 2010 Kit of the Month - Take Time To Laugh; SU Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive & Pink Passion inks; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Papertrey Ink In Bloom impression plate; QuicKutz Epic Six; Glue Dots minis; Papertrey Ink Ripe Avocado button; The Twinery baker's twine in Mandarin

Sources for Hello Friend: SU Naturals Ivory & Old Olive cardstock; Unity December 2010 Kit of the Month - Just Be You; Unity October 2010 Kit of the Month - Take Time To Laugh; SU Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive & Pink Passion inks; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spellbinders Standard Circles Large & Classic Scalloped Circles Large; QuicKutz Epic Six; Papertrey Ink Ripe Avocado button; The Twinery baker's twine in Pink Sorbet; Stampin' Dimensionals; SU 1-3/8" circle punch

19 comments:

Lindsey said...

Two absolutely brilliant cards! You continue to amaze me the way you can combine images so perfectly. Hang in there, gf!

~amy~ said...

perfect girlie cards!!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg I love these I am sure any friend would love to recieve these wow love your use of these stamps!!!Thinking of you!!!
Hugs

Karin said...

Sorry the holiday was a bummer for you :( Fab cards as usual...The bakers twine for the phone, LOVE! Great created background too!

Karin said...

Sorry the holiday was a bummer for you :( Fab cards as usual...The bakers twine for the phone, LOVE! Great created background too!

Angela said...

Hello, girlfriend! Great cards! So cheerful and fun and just the antidote for grey days, right?
The color combos are genius, and so is that button-twine flower. Great job!

dahlhousedesigns said...

You are so creative. I love how you created your own background! Fabulous job!

lisa a.

Anne said...

Awesome cards! I LOVE how you created a background with the stamps in the first card! In the second card I love the cascading images and the cute phone. Thanks for the inpsiration!!

Meg said...

Once again awesome backgrounds, but ooooh.....that twine! I love the flower you made and that awesome cord for the telephone!

Fabulous color scheme, too, certain to brighten someone's day!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Cute cards, Emily! Love how you used the two stamps on the first card, to create that background! :)

Julie said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! I love the twine flower on the first card! Adorable! Love the stamped backgrounds on both cards and your adorable telephone with twine cord. Both cards are sure to bring a smile to a girlfriend!

Eva said...

Emily, these are FANTABLOUS, and BRILLIANT designs...you are totally creative. I just adore the look of these cards, white against the bright colors is just amazing!!! Hugs...

Lavender Rose said...

Great stamping combined with a talent for design = two superb and very stylish cards.

Janna said...

so great, your cards. i love how you used the twine! any friend can be happy to get one of these!

hugs janna

mustavcoffee said...

Beautiful,colourful cards, lovely sentiments, they send a very cheery message, take care my friend, hugs:0) xxx

Jennifer said...

Your cards are FABULOUS!!! Wishing you a very HAPPY New Year!!! (=

Scrapcollectr said...

Love 'em both....the bright cheery colors against the white background are so crisp! *smile*

Alice Wertz said...

your stamped backgrounds are absolutely fabulous, Emily! love love these cards! have a fabulous new year! =)

Sunghee said...

see, i told you, you are the queen of using stamps to make the most wonderful background image/paper. LOVE LOVE the cards!!!