Monday, December 6, 2010

Unity Guest Designer Monday {Dec 6th}

Today's post is filled with Love and Happiness: Love for Unity and Happiness because I am Guest Designing for Unity this month and next! Okay, now that that you've all groaned and rolled your eyes, I'll tell you about my cards. LOL If this is your first time visiting my blog or if you've come over from the Unity Blog, welcome! If you're a regular, you know I love having you here. :D

My first card uses the scalloped bloom frame from the December Kit paired with a couple of images and a sentiment from the November Kit. The words in the frame say "Bloom and Grow" so you can use it for pretty much anything but the two things that come to mind are flowers and love (Valentine's Day, anniversaries, etc.). Since I hadn't played with the November Kit much, I chose to create a little garden scene with the watering can and hearts.

The water coming out of the can was created using caribbean baker's twine and rhinestones. Cross stitchers will be familiar with the technique of selecting two threads from the floss which is what I did here with the twine. I split the two caribbean pieces from the two white pieces. Little did I know that twine isn't actually dyed in segments but two completely separate colours! Oh, the things you learn when you take things apart. ;) I finished the card with the beautiful Og Mandino sentiment, "Do all things with Love."

For my second card, I used an oval image from the December Kit with a sentiment banner from the October Kit. The words inside the oval say, "Happiness is always available." I love that! The heart flower and gingham details in the rose, daisy and leaves are cute, too. I paired it with the "Happiness" banner from the October Kit because they offer the same emotion.

I hope you enjoyed today's post! Have a wonderful week!!

Sources for Love: GinaK 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; Unity November 2010 Kit of the Month - Picture Perfect; Unity December 2010 Kit of the Month - Just Be You; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Rose Red ink; Copics; The Twinery baker's twine in Caribbean; SU Basic Rhinestones; Stampin' Dimensionals

Sources for Happiness: GinaK pure luxury Kraft & 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; Unity October 2010 Kit of the Month - Take Time To Laugh; Unity December 2010 Kit of the Month - Just Be You; SU Crumb Cake ink; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; Copics; Stampin' Dimensionals; Glue Dots pop-up relief

23 comments:

Angela said...

Awesome cards, Em -- totally perfect for your Guest post! Love the little sprinkles especially :) Hope you get lots of love today!

Janna {Papiersalat} said...

Like Angela said: awesome!

Janna

Anne said...

Great cards! I loved them on the Unity post this morning:) Love your idea of how to make the falling drops of water. So sweet!!

Karen B. said...

Fantastic concept, and such cute cards!

Kary said...

Emily - I love your card ideas!! The Watering can card is AMAZING, and the Happiness card is so lovely.
I love pairing different KOM stamps too. They work together so well. Have a great day!

~amy~ said...

Emily...both of your cards are soooooo SWEET...I especially love the kraft one:)

Happy Monday!

Cookie said...

Emily!
These are wondeful works of art! LOVE them both!!

Karin said...

Your creativity makes my heart sing :) LOVE!

Lindsey said...

And speaking of love and happiness... LOVE both these cards. The first one is so original and perfect in every detail. The second one is so gorgeously CAS, which you now I like! :)

Angie Blom said...

Awesome cards Emily. I love how you stitched the water.. and the added bling.Congrats on GDT!!

Eryn Hagen said...

GORGEOUS cards Emily!! SOOOO excited for you to join us this month....YAY!!! looking forward to seeing all your craftiness! :)

mustavcoffee said...

Fantastic cards Emily love them both but the last with the kraft background is smasherific, my word for splendiferous:0) xx

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Soooooo beautiful, Emily. I LOVE that second one. The colors against the kraft are just scrumptious!

Shauna {SK Studios} said...

LOVE love looove these!!! your CAS is totally beautiful hehe- and I definitely want to use the "rain" technique with the gems and floss- brilliant!! thanks for the inspiration ;)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love these, what clean lines on the first, and the kraft is fab on the second one. Still traveling around, but the end of our journey is right around the corner!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love both but the second one is my favourite with its beautiful sentiment. Love the colours you're using too.

Lynn said...

Emily,
I love both cards...but really love the first one...the stitching detail is AMAZING!

Lisa said...

Oooh, I love the stitched/rhinestone water! Such a cute idea!

Yvonne Russell said...

These images are just great and I love your cards, as always. You have a real talent. Congrats on the Guest Designer spot.

Alice Wertz said...

awwww... these are so sweet. love the stitching details on the first one. so clever! love love it!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

I just adore these Emily!!! Cannot wait to see more!!!!!

Smita said...

Lovely cards.... simply adore the oval one.

Hugs,
Smita

PS: I'm here after long... keeping the comments short :-(

Meg said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love the water you sewed-so clever! You are really showing the awesomeness of Unity with all your cards!