Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Unity Guest Designer

I'm a guest designer for Unity Stamp Co.! That pretty much tops the early Christmas present list!!! It was so hard to keep this secret for a whole month and I'm feeling the same level of excitement today! I'm truly honoured to be joining the ranks of Unity's Design Team and Guest Designers. This level of recognition feels amazing and I still can't believe it! I first fell in love with Unity this past summer when I joined the Kit Club and there will be no end to my addiction. I want to thank everyone at Unity, as well as Unity's fans and my long-time followers for the warm welcome. You all inspire me and I hope to inspire you just the same with all of Unity's fabulous products over the next two months and beyond!

Today's card features one of my favourite images from the new December Kit of the Month (available today) and also includes two other images from past KOTMs to show you how versatile all the kits are and how easily they can be combined with one another! I took one look at that stunning teacup, thought about how sophisticated it was and I was transported back to Paris. Then I remembered the beautiful Eiffel Tower from the September KOTM and knew it would look fabulous with a damask background which I created from the July KOTM. This French theme was perfect for the new washi tape I bought and the rest of it came together easily. I love this style of scrappy carding which is my idea of dabbling in scrapbooking while making cards!

The layout looks purely random and maybe it was at first, but while I was moving pieces around I noticed that the little Eiffel Tower on the tape peeked out perfectly through the larger version and the flourish looked amazingly like steam rising from the cup! I sponged the edges of the saucer in two greens and it didn't look right but when I added some turquoise chalk to match the twine and bling, it just glowed. I love it when these little random things end up to be so satisfying. Enjoy. Indeed.

Sources: GinaK pure luxury Kraft cardstock; SU Naturals Ivory cardstock; Unity July 2010 Kit of the Month - Happily Ever After; Unity September 2010 Kit of the Month - When I Am With You; Unity December 2010 Kit of the Month - Just Be You; SU Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke & Kiwi Kiss inks; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; Pebbles Chalks in Basic Brights; Washi Tape (Mark's Coup de Coeur Collection) purchased at PrettyTape; The Twinery baker's twine in Caribbean; SU Basic Rhinestones; Copic marker; Forever in Time Gemstone stickers; Stampin' Dimensionals; X-acto knife

23 comments:

Monika Wright said...

Unity Stamps designs are awesome and you did a beautiful job with this. Must say that The Twinery twine adds the perfect touch. Congrats on this huge honor, you deserve it!

Karen B. said...

Congratulations Emily, how deserving!

Janna {Papiersalat} said...

The card is awesome, Emily! Grats for being a Unity gd, but who else should be if not you!

Hugs Janna

Smita said...

Woohoo, congrats Emily! :-)

Love this card and the little details about it.

Hugs,
Smita

Christi Snow said...

OMG, Emily! this is GORGEOUS!!!! You are going to make such a fabulous addition to the team for the next couple of months! yippee! smiles...

Lynn said...

Congrats Emily - Awesome and very, very much deserved! Love your card!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg that is awesome Big Big congrats to you I cannot wait to see more Unity Creations from you!!! I am over the moon happy for you!!!!!!

~amy~ said...

Woot Woot!!!! Congrats!!! I adore your collage-y card!!

Carisa said...

whoohoo congrats! well deserved - can't wait to see what you create :)

Lindsey said...

What a FABULOUS first card for your Unity DT stint! A musical teacup! Washi tape! A self-created background! And of course, your amazing fine cutting skills and a touch of baker's twine. :) Congrats, Emily! You totally deserve it.

Meg said...

Woohoo!!!!

Such EXCITING news--how you could you keep it a secret for so long?!?

Of course you've totally wowed me with your very first Official Guest Designer Card--I love the "scrappy" feeling of it and fabulous use of the swirl-y-steam and your new tape!

Enjoy your reign!

Natalie said...

This card is GORGEOUS!!!! so happy to have you on the Unity DT this month!!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

HOORAY! Congrats girlie! You sooooo deserve it! This card is fabulous! I love the collage/vintage feel!
Doing a happy dance for ya, Em! :D

lynn said...

emily, how wonderful for you! a big congrats:)

Sunghee said...

Of course!~! Duh me~!!! Can't believe I didn't guess it right. Congrats!!! It really is a big news! YOur cards with unity stamps really really stand out!

Jennifer said...

That's awesome Emily!! You so deserve it!! Love all your Unity creations and this card is no different! LOVE it!!! (=

mustavcoffee said...

Fantastic news Emily you so deserve this, hope you're going to have lots of fun and lucky you all those gorgeous stamps to use, I'm a little shade of green right now. Love your card Bye the way:0) xx

mustavcoffee said...

Sorry that should read, by the way!!

Angela said...

Yee-haw! Way to keep secrets! You are already rocking your guest spot -- this card is so fun and French! Love the little collage, and that tape is fab.

Keep it up, girl!

Vicky Hayes said...

Congratulations Emily! I love this kind of collage style too.

Lesley Langdon said...

WOW - love this card!!! Welcome to Unity for the next little while, you'll fit right in - love your style!!!

Alice Wertz said...

congrats on the GDT spot at Unity! wow! they are so lucky to have you on board! love the beautiful stamped background and the cluster of elements. lovely card!

Wendy said...

Congrats on the Unity!! My BFF would be so jealous, she loves their stuff! I love what you did with this card, so original!