Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Take Two & Growing in Unity {Tuesday}

Welcome to Take Two and Growing in Unity, Day Two! Lisa and I were thrilled with your response to the first day of Take Two. Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments! We hope to keep the excitement and momentum going as the week rolls along. ;) Again, many, many thanks to sweet and beautiful Angela Magnuson and Unity Stamp Company for the fabulous prizes!!

This is my first attempt at a Warhol-style card. I thought it would be fun to use vintage-style stamps and put a modern spin on them. I used every single stamp in the Iron Orchid Designs set My Dear on this card, plus a sentiment from To the Moon & Back. Yup, today's prize set is My Dear!! (This set is currently on sale for $18, or less if you're a Kit Club member!) I can't resist any stamp set that has a bicycle. Those of you who know me well knew I would buy this set as soon as it came out!

To make this card, I measured the bicycle image to determine the size of the squares and cut them out. Then I chose the colour pairs and stamped a bike on each square with the darker of the two colours. I created complementary backgrounds with the lighter colours and moved the squares around to determine their final spots.

I decided that rounding all the corners in one direction would draw the eye around the card and back. I chose a simple yet bold sentiment from To the Moon & Back to add to two of the squares. When I started adhering the squares to the black mat, I decided that I would pop the two squares without a sentiment and directly adhere the ones that had the sentiment. This gives added dimension and visual interest to the card.

Now, head on over to Lisa's blog to see her take using My Dear!!

See you tomorrow for Take Two and Growing in Unity, Day Three!!!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury black onyx, kraft & 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Unity+Iron Orchid Designs My Dear; Unity January 2011 Kit of the Month - To the Moon & Back; SU Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant, Bashful Blue, Tangerine Tango, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun & Old Olive inks; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper; Stampin' Dimensionals

64 comments:

mustavcoffee said...

Great card Emily, love it:0) xxx

kasia c. said...

Oh MY! LOVE LOVE your Warhol-style card. And you are so right, the rounded corners do pull the eye around the card.
I totally understand about sets with a bike in it. :)

onecraftymama said...

I almost bought a bicycle set last week & changed my mind at the last minute....and now I want it. Enabler! lol
I absolutely love this card, and your details about why you chose to do certain things. The colour combinations are just right :)

Lynn said...

Emily, I'm with your previous commenter...I keep looking at the bicycle sets...I adore what you do with them...love all the colors and the multiple bicycles!

Jen W. said...

Super fun! It's like seeing still shots of all the places he's biked. Love the colours and the layouts. :)

secret scrapbooker said...

Love this :0) great style.
Kate x

Angela said...

Love the way you're chomping those corners, and the color choices are just perfect!

I want that biker dude's outfit as much as I'd like the stamp version!!

Janna said...

Luv it! And yes: you ARE a bit obsessive about bikes lol.

Smita said...

Fantastic card! I haven't seen one like this (none that I remember)! Loved the colors and the image!


Hugs,
Smita

lynn said...

love your great design, emily! the rounded corners are a perfect element!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Ooooo, this is fantastic! I love the Warhol idea. I love that little bicycle guy and you used it wonderfully {as well as all the images in that set}. :)

lisa a.

StampinCathy said...

What a fun and inspiring card. I just love your creative style.

Karen B. said...

You should do Warhol more often, this is an amazing card!!

Anne said...

Wow! I can't say enough about this card! I really like that you used different colors and images for your backgrounds and then also used different bicycle colors. I think the rounded effect of your squares is a great concept and I'm going to try that too. You really rocked this!!

Jennifer Roach said...

Great design! I love the blocks of colours and all the fabulous layers on this :)

stampjourney said...

Such a great card! I love the way you juxtaposed the modern design with the vintage images!

Emily Keaton said...

That's a cool card, Emily! I love how you used a different background in each square. And popping up the non-sentiment squares was genius! Can't wait to see what Lisa did with this set now. :)

BabyBokChoy said...

Terrific design, and looks like something us mortals can actually achieve! lovely :)

~amy~ said...

such a super fun card emily!

Jan Larson said...

Fantastic card! I'm so impressed that you used every single stamp in the set!! Love the way you popped up two of the panels, too!

Angie Blom said...

OH I just love this card Emily.. I have to agree with that bicycle stamp I am drawn to them too.. I just love anything IOD.. stunning!

Jessica said...

this is great! love the four stamped panels, great modern look! that bike stamp is awesome too!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

LOve this love the whole design so fun!!!!!

Virginia L. said...

This is INCREDIBLE!! LOVE LOVE this, Emily! The 4 panels are simply fantastic!I am going to CASE this idea :)

Shauna K said...

oh my goodness I am loving this LO!!! definitely gonna have to try it ;) :D

Sunghee said...

seriously! you make the bestest card with bike images. This is soooo gorgeous. combination is so brilliant! Wow em!!!

Rachel B said...

I love how you did an Warhol style card. Very cool! I love all the colors too!

Erin said...

So great!!! The dimension and stamps work so well together!

Ravengirl said...

This is very cool and creative! I love your Warhol-style card!

Scrapcollectr said...

Ooooh, you have my vintage-loving heart! I'm a sucker for bicycles, too. Love your multi- colored collage-y take.
*smile*

Lindsey said...

Love this card, Em! Figures that you would do a Warhol-inspired card before me. :P I'll get there eventually... except mine will never approach this beauty!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Love how you used that bicycle stamp, Emily! I have that set, but haven't inked the bicycle up yet! :)

btenn said...

Beautiful card - your use of colours and the entire stamp is inspiring and genius! Keep up the wonderful artwork!

Deborah said...

I love it - and I really like the rounded corner on just one edge of the squares.

Sarah said...

What a great idea- my dad is a bicycler, so I'm definitely going to be borrowing this idea for his next birthday!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOOOOVE the four squares--love the bike image!! Love how you used these stamps--you are soooo clever! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I love visiting here--so much crafty goodness! INSPIRED!!!!!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh this is great, and you know that I too am a sucker for bicycle stamps... love how you put this one together.

Lynn said...

wow! I love this Warhol-inspired idea! one of those "why didn't I think that?" moments. It has so many possibilities, flowers, clocks, cupcakes...I'm so inspired!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Emily!

Oeh, this is sooo gorgeous!! Smart thinking on rounding the corners, it really does guide the eyes all over the card and even sort of matches the wheels of the bikes! So pretty, love the colors! Do you also cycle a lot yourself? I cycle to work every day, but that's only a short ride, hi hi! Great card, dear friend!

Hugs, Wendy

Denise said...

Great card! Love the way you did the corners too!
DeniseB

Lisa H. said...

wow! looove this card so much, those rounded corners, the sweet images, and the kraft card base, not to mention the colors you used. Fab!!!!

Rona said...

this is so neat!! I just don't think this way!! how do you come up with these ideas!!! love it!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh COOL card! Love your Warhol-esque style, so completely different from Lisa's but equally as fabulous!

Meg said...

OOOOOH, so modern and Parisian! Love all the color combos you made!

ps-do you type in your supplies list from scratch every time? You are always so thorough with the make and model of everything.

Julie Hoffman said...

Gorgeous Emily! Love this layout and card!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh Emily I love the variations of the theme with the four panels!

wearestampers said...

This card is great art!! Love the stamp image, and great job on the backgrounds!
Pam

Gwen said...

This is one amazing card! Love those bicycles and how you've used them on the squares! Great colors and design!

Julie said...

What a super fun card and little hop, Emily! I'm loving the Warhol style card! So so beautiful!

Eva said...

Emily, holly molly this is such an AMAZING card...love your style girlie, sooo very much!!! So fresh ALL the time!

Carisa said...

oh my gosh, emily, this is stunning! i absolutely LOVE everything about.

Tejal said...

Yup..Emily and bicycles..never far..loved all your previous cards that you've done and this one is no different..a stunner!! love the layout!!Might even have to CASE it! :)

Brenda said...

I just love the design and beautiful colours on this card Emily! Superb!

marilyn said...

WOW - love your Warhol style card! Very creative and cute!

sharon g said...

Love Mr. Frenchy on the bike! What a nice card!

Maria Levine said...

Very cool! Nice job!

Carol said...

That is so adorable, it would be perfect for a guy!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Roslyn said...

This is a very neat idea for a card. I love it!

Jennifer said...

FANTASTIC card!!! Loving the bicycle image!! (=

Jillisgram said...

Very Warhol---ish card. It gives me ideas I hadn't had before, thanks!

Patricia said...

Wow! What a beautiful card! I love the man on the bike stamp!

Julie E said...

Another goodie! Just love the repetition and the way you did the sentiment. You really are so creative!

AnitaRex said...

Such a great design! Love the color choices and the way you rounded the corners!!!!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! amazing stamping, Emily! so cool! love it!