Thursday, January 20, 2011

Unity Hip Hop {Jan 20th}

Welcome to today's Hip Hop blog hop! Be sure to start at the Unity Blog for all the details. I'm featuring Unity's newest co-brand Marah Johnson! The black shield is from Marah Johnson's Breathless and the fleur-de-lis heart is from Moxie. Aren't they gorgeous?!?! The images are large, detailed and so fabulous for all kinds of projects. I'm in love with all of the new Marah Johnson sets. In fact, I puffy heart them!!

To make this clean and simple card, I started with a kraft base, stamped the shield from Moxie in black and the sentiment from Favorite Things in red. Then I stamped the fleur-de-lis heart from Breathless in red on ivory cardstock and cut it out. I crinkled it gently to create give and placed the stamped heart on a plain piece of ivory cardstock. Then I stitched around it halfway, stuffed poly-fil into it and finished stitching the heart. Since the bottom of the heart is flat, it's easy to adhere to the card base with some Scor-Tape.

I had hoped to have a tutorial ready for today but the first one I shot (before yesterday's background tutorial) wasn't very good (zoomed too far in) and I haven't had time to redo it. I will do it soon and you'll be able to make your very own puffy hearts! Stay tuned. ;) In the meantime, go the Unity Store and snag some of these gorgeous new stamps for yourself!!

Now it's time to Hip Hop on over
to
Julie's fabulous blog!

Sources: GinaK pure luxury Kraft cardstock; SU Naturals Ivory cardstock; Unity+Marah Johnson Breathless; Unity+Marah Johnson Moxie; Unity March 2010 Kit of the Month - Favorite Things; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Riding Hood Red ink; beige thread; Fairfield poly-fil; sewing machine; Scor-Tape

46 comments:

Smita said...

Love the puffed up heart :-) You rock, girl!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely card Emily, the heart so unique!

Lynn said...

Love that fleur-de-lis...very elegant!

Jen W. said...

This is such a regal card! That shield is awesome and I think you may be starting a puffy trend for 2011!

Karin said...

Awesome! Love the kraft base with these elements. No need to say, the heart is FAB, but I did anyway ;)

Jen W. said...

And congrats on your Hero Arts win! :)

Karen said...

Love the details...gorgeous card!

JPScraps said...

Awesome card!

Yvonne Russell said...

Love the 3D detail and black and red looks fab on the Kraft card... such a beautifully detailed background stamp too.

StampinCathy said...

Beautiful card and that heart is just AWESOME!

Jen E. said...

ooohhhh! you got a little 3D action goin' on!! awesome!

Nicolle said...

Your puffy heart rocks! Love the card, stunning! Loving the stamps.:)

Angie Blom said...

Oh this is awesome.. love this card. the heart totally ROCKS.. I can't wait to see your tutorial!! Love it EMily!!

Beth aka BR-T said...

This is stunning!!!!

Shauna K said...

i LOVE this!!! these puffy hearts are so fabulous! and it really pops against the black shield- so creative !!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Fantastic! That puffy heart is PERFECT for the MJ stamps and that frame seals the deal-beautiful card, Miss Emily!

Bogner's said...

Beautiful Emily! I love the frame as a background image! Very pretty! Fabulous heart too!

Jennifer said...

AWESOME card!! LOVIN your hearts!! (=

Tessa said...

so creative! love it!

Pamela said...

Cool card! I love it!!! :)

dahlhousedesigns said...

Super sweet card! I love your puffy hearts.

Lisa a

Jennine Chambers said...

loving the puffed heart!!!

Cheryl said...

Oooohhh! I love this! I love the dimension on the heart paired with the simple design. Pure awesomeness!

{jennie} said...

Love the puffy heart!
I puffy heart this card :-)

Lesley Langdon said...

OK - now that puffy heart is just too awesome!

Martha said...

ahhh tooo cute!

Gwen said...

Emily! Another great puffy heart! So stunning!

Mandy said...

Beautiful! I *puffy heart* the puffy heart! :)

jmahugger said...

Beautiful!! Love how you puffed the heart!!

Lindsey said...

Wow, what a REGAL card you've created! :P Love it, especially the puffy heart!

Paula said...

I just LOVE your puffy hearts and accents. They are just fabulous!

Ola said...

Fantastic.... I love what you did with the heart!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Angela said...

I puffy heart your puffy heart!
I think this card is almost suitable for the queen herself :)

Way to rock the Hero Arts challenge, too -- yay!

Gina said...

I love that red heart against the neutral background.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Ooooooh! Another puffy heart card! LOVE this, Emily! :)

stampjourney said...

So cool! Love the puffy heart!

Meg said...

Fabulous card!! I love the puffy heart! This one looks fabulous in the red! And the medallion is the perfect frame for it. Can't wait for another soothing tutorial!

Yvonne Russell said...

Hi Emily
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave me some great tips and a fab link for my photo dilemma. That really helps and I appreciate your support.

Thanks a million.

Erin said...

so so cool Emily!!! I love that use kraft paper a lot!

jennifer mitten said...

Beautiful effect with the puffy heart!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it! You are truly amaZING-ZING! So talented:)

ps...I changed my shoes from last week--and I CASED your idea with the gems and made a pair. I hope you don't mind--and please don't laugh! I tried to be just like you!! My post goes live tonight and I did link to you--had to share where I got the great idea! YOU ROCK!

Ujjwal said...

Love the puffed heart, Emily!!

Congratulations on your Hero Arts win!! You truly deserve it!!

Alice Wertz said...

love love your puffy heart, girl! this is fabulous!

Julie Hoffman said...

I love this card Emily! That puffy card is FABULOUS!!! LOVE it!

I'm so behind on commenting this week - it's been crazy!

Vicky Hayes said...

A coup de foudre!

Sunghee said...

This is incredible!!!