Thursday, December 9, 2010

Unity Hip Hop {Dec 9th}

Welcome to Unity's Hip Hop blog hop! If you didn't come directly from Christi Snow's blog, be sure to start at the Unity Blog because we have an incredible amount of beauty to show you today! All of the design team members are showcasing the releases from the new co-brand Iron Orchid Designs. Are you drooling yet? Is your wallet trying to hide? I know mine is! LOL

My cards use the set Devotion Collection - Love Never Fails. It's only one of my favourites! I have too many to list but you can see all 13 of the Iron Orchid Designs sets here. I made these four cards as a gift set and they can be given away individually by the recipient for practically any occasion. They were so easy to make because these stamps are so beautiful that they don't require much colouring or embellishment to stand out! I created a background with the large phrase "Love never fails" in watermark ink on kraft cardstock. Then I stamped the butterfly panel with the "Love is patient" verse in black ink on ivory cardstock. I 'painted' the butterflies with Black Diamond Stickles, attached felt scallops to the tops and bottoms of each panel and popped them on to the card base with dimensionals. That's it!

The fabulous prizes for today's Hip Hop are as follows:

  • "Get Scrappy With" Material Girl and the matching Cosmo Cricket Mini Deck
  • Material Girl and the matching Cosmo Cricket Mini Deck
    • The two winners will be chosen randomly (a) from one of the blogs on this hop and/or (b) from a comment on the Unity Forum Hip Hop Chat thread today. The winners will be announced on the Unity Blog's Friends With Flair post tomorrow.

      Your next stop on this Hip Hop is the wonderful Julie Campbell!

      Sources: GinaK pure luxury Kraft cardstock; SU Naturals Ivory cardstock; Unity Iron Orchid Designs Devotion Collection - Love Never Fails; VersaMark Watermark ink; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; My Favorite Things Open Scallop Border die; Papertrey Ink felt in Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores & Raspberry Fizz; QuicKutz Epic Six; Stickles in Black Diamond; Scor-Tape; Glue Dots pop up relief

      50 comments:

      2Bis2DO said...

      Love your cards. The background stamp, wow, nice.
      olsond_d at digis dot net

      Smita said...

      Lovely cards... the stamp is super cool. The background is awesome!! so delicate yet very much there!

      Hugs,
      S

      AJ said...

      they are *amazing* Emily! love them!!

      jmahugger said...

      Pretty Gift Set~Love your cards!!

      Alice Wertz said...

      beautiful simple cards and they show case these new stamps so well! love them!

      The Trash Collector said...

      love the cards and stamps!

      Angela said...

      Very cool! Love the b/w/kraft with a hit of color -- and the Stickles are a genius addition!

      See you on the FWF hop tomorrow, you enabler you!

      jennifer mitten said...

      These are stunning!

      Debc06 said...

      Just beautiful. Yep gonna have to put these stamps on my list.

      Karen B. said...

      These are stunning, and so amazing together as a set.

      Lindsey said...

      This card set is absolutely gorgeous, and what a way to showcase the stamp set! And yes, my credit cards are cowering. :P

      doris said...

      Lovely cards! I love the felt scallops...they really accent the stamped image perfectly and I love that each card is a different color. TFS

      Brooke said...

      only one word came to mind when I saw your IOD cards... STUNNING!
      they are absolutely beautiful, Emily!!!

      Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

      Omg these are just Gorgeous Emily!!!!

      Christi Snow said...

      OMG, Emily! these are so incredibly elegant and gorgeous!!! WOW! That pop of color is simply perfect. LOVE THESE...and now I need to order this kit too!!! smiles...

      Lacey said...

      love these cards and how you stamped the background. Too cute!

      Pamela said...

      LOVE these!!! Fabulous job! :)

      StampinCathy said...

      Beautiful set of cards.

      Shemaine Smith said...

      These are stunning! Beautiful job!

      Bogner's said...

      WOw! I love your card set! They are so beautiful!

      Purple Princess said...

      Simply beautiful!

      Martha said...

      ahhhh just beautiful!

      Erika said...

      your cards are beautiful

      lynn said...

      such a sweet card, emily:) i love the bkgd stamping esp.!

      Natalie said...

      SO gorgeous!!!!!!!

      Nicole W. said...

      Great card set! Simple and pretty!

      JPScraps said...

      Oh my...these are beautiful. I love that stamp!

      Jennine Chambers said...

      I love your cards and the felt border!!! just perfect!

      ~amy~ said...

      The felt scallops are the perfect way to top off your fab card!

      Lillian Child said...

      Absolutely stunning card creations, Emily! WOW!

      Julie Campbell said...

      What a beautiful set! I love the felt details! Mmmm! :)

      mustavcoffee said...

      Brilliant cards, love them, very much:0) xxx

      Carisa said...

      oh em, this is stunning!!! i absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE how you coordinated these with the diff color felt - just make each one pop in it's own way. :)

      Meg said...

      Gorgeous!! Love the felt border and the fabulous stickles addition!

      marilyn said...

      LOVE your cards--fabulous gift!

      Angie Blom said...

      Emily these are stunning. I love the design.. so perfect for this image.

      sharon g said...

      OOOH, classy. I like.

      Victoria said...

      Love love love these cards!!!!! Tfs!! Happy Thursday!!

      Linda said...

      I love the loop broad, around that stamp and diffrent colors. what great ideal!

      Cheryl said...

      Gorgeous cards! I love the design with the splash of color.

      Lisa said...

      EEP! Absolutely gorgeous!

      Maria Gurnsey said...

      simply STUNNING :)

      dahlhousedesigns said...

      So simple and yet so AMAZING!!! I just adore all of them. Beautifully done as always Emily!

      lisa a.

      Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

      Sooooooo beautiful, Emily! Love this set of cards! :)

      Becky Dunham said...

      What a fabulous idea Emily! So easy but elegant at the same time. I have to agree with you - the IOD stamps could stand alone and be just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your creative ideas!

      Wendy ten Hove said...

      These are gorgeous!! I love it how you only added color from those pretty borders and that stamp is so pretty! Perfect cards for every occasion!

      Hugs, Wendy

      Luciana Kajiura said...

      I love teh cards! It is so beautiful! I want this stamps!!!
      Hugs, Luciana.

      Gina said...

      These are just gorgeous!

      Scrapcollectr said...

      I know I'm not in the running for the prizes by now but I just had to tell u that these cards rock! *smile*

      BonnieRose said...

      these are gorgeous!