Monday, January 10, 2011

Unity Guest Designer Monday {Jan 10th}

Happy Monday!!! I know, I'm a little too cheery for a Monday morning but I've also never been more excited about Valentine's Day. Today I have two love-themed cards to share with you. I procrastinated a little too much during the holidays and didn't send out many Christmas cards so I'm hoping to make up for it by sending out Valentine's Day cards. Who wouldn't love that, right? ;) Both cards combine the January Kit of the Month - To the Moon & Back with Echo Park goodness.

My first card uses the hearts from To the Moon & Back floating up along the long flourished banner from I Adore You. The two-part sentiment is from an older kit, Favorite Things.

My second card uses the gift of love and two-part sentiments from To the Moon & Back staged inside the elaborate frame from With Love.

Both the frame and image panel are raised off the inner black background. The details were difficult to capture on camera but my husband thought it looked really cool. ;)

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

Sources for Life is Sweeter: GinaK 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; Unity January 2011 Kit of the Month - To the Moon & Back; Unity+Echo Park I Adore You; Unity March 2010 Kit of the Month - Favorite Things; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; Stampin' Dimensionals

Sources for More Than Anything: SU Naturals Ivory & Old Olive cardstock; GinaK pure luxury Kraft & Black Onyx cardstock; Unity January 2011 Kit of the Month - To the Moon & Back; Unity+Echo Park With Love; Copics; X-acto knife; Stampin' Dimensionals

29 comments:

~amy~ said...

Both of you valentines day cards are super SWEET!!!!

Debc06 said...

Emily Lovely cards, thanks for the idea.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Vicky Hayes said...

Astonishingly gorgeous cards - as always. I adore the letterbox-style heart card and just LOOK at the frame on the second card!

dahlhousedesigns said...

What stunners!!! I especially LOVE the first one. You are simply amazing.

lisa a.

Janna said...

Honestly Emily, stop making me fall from awww to ooooh! I tend to get ArtFromTheHeart addicetd! Really great cards - again :) HUGS Janna

Meg said...

Wow, Em!
That heart banner is pretty, but WOW!! love the the framed card! I bet the "floating frame" look is awesome is person! Keep up the great work!

Karin said...

Keeping the base white, just makes everything else pop...Love these :)

mustavcoffee said...

Love these beautiful cards Emily, both equally gorgeous:0) xxx

Jennifer said...

LOVE them Emily!!! (=

Erin said...

As always, SUPER creative!!! AND simple looking my favorite. I love when I think "I wish I would thought of that!"
I would love to see that With Love framed card in person! Minnesota is practicaly Canada right?! LOL

Erika said...

GORGEOUS!!! Emily I love love love these. You always do such AMAZING work!!! Thanks for sharing!

Monique said...

Great cards Emily!! Love how your images and sentiments pop right out on the white BG :)

Lindsey said...

Your first card is beyond awesome, Em! The way you shaded the ends of that gorgeous banner frame... wow. And I love the ornate look of the old olive frame, too. Only thing... now that your husb has seen it, to whom do you give it??? ;)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Emily,

Really pretty cards! I trust your husband on that second one, it already looks pretty cool on the photos, so must be awesome to see it for real! That frame is a true beauty this way and the black background makes it perfect! Fabuous cards!

Hugs, Wendy

itsabrt said...

I think these cards are fantastic! I love how they are simple but they make a bold statement! Beth

Jen W. said...

I love the little hearts floating above the banner in the first card and the way you've layered the 2nd card is awesome! They are both brilliant!

Angela said...

Two cards full of floating goodness. I guess the inspiration bug bit you big time! Now I'm inspired too!

Love the coloring on the first, the frame on the second...and everything about both, really. Awesome.

Alice Wertz said...

so pretty! love love the fab designs as always!

Julie Hoffman said...

These are gorgeous Emily! Love the floating hearts on the first card and that gorgeous frame on the second card! So pretty!

Gina said...

Great cards, I love the first one, those floating hearts are wonderful.

Karen B. said...

What a great idea, I too, never sent out Christmas cards, so Valentines is a great idea! Love the layout on the first one, so stunning!

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous and sweet cards, Emily! You are rocking with this guest DT!

Angie Blom said...

Loving these fabulous valentine cards!! Ha I thought I was the only one that didn't send Christmas cards out! You keep me inspired !!xx

Smita said...

Lovely cards!!! I am nuts over the first one though :-p Love those 'dancing' hearts!

Hugs,
Smita

Tejal said...

I love the first card..its soo amazing!! The second is super too, just that i'm partial to anything pink and red these days!! :)

p.s. love your new photo..the hair-cut looks super super cute!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh these are fun, love all that white.

Mandy said...

Just beautiful, Emily!

Julie E said...

I <B these!!! That first one is beyond amazing. I so love your clean but colorful style!!!

Lisa H. said...

every reason to be chipper! saw this earlier in the week on the Unity blog,had to tell you how FAB I thought they were!