Friday, February 10, 2012

Unity Friends With Flair {Feb 10th}

Wow, it's been almost two months since I joined in on the fun with Unity Friends With Flair. I've missed it! These days, it's rare that I don't have a required post on Fridays so today I'm taking advantage of it even if it's an hour before Mr. Linky closes. ;) Today, I wanted to share a card that was rejected for Paper Crafts magazine's Card Creations: Get Inspired special issue which was released in November 2011. If you have this issue, you can turn to pages 52 and 53 to see the cards that were selected for the inspiration photo my card was based on. I did have four other cards picked up for this issue which I was absolutely thrilled about! It was one of my favourite calls to create for.

My card uses my favourite Unity background stamp, Giving It All Meaning, the large key from With Love, the small key from Honey, I'm Home! and a sentiment from Think Happy Thoughts.

I hope you all have a fun, relaxing and creative weekend! It felt like spring here this past week but tonight we got some snow and it's going to be a freezing cold weekend. We'll be doing some toy shopping and hopefully some baking!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury red cardstock; SU Naturals Ivory & Early Espresso cardstock; Unity Giving It All Meaning, With Love, Honey, I'm Home! & Think Happy Thoughts; SU Crumb Cake ink & Riding Hood Red ink; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; Tim Holtz for Ranger Antique Linen distress ink; EK Success 1/2" circle punch; foam tape; DMC red embroidery floss

45 comments:

Linda said...

very card. i think colors are super pretty.

alexandra s.m. said...

So elegant!
You're such a giant inspiration!
Thank You Emily <3

Ruby said...

This is a beautiful card.

Jay Gee said...

That is an awesome background stamp Emily and looks fabulous with the bold red sentiment. Fantastic card :)

Danielle May said...

Such a wonderful combination of colours and I love the text background. The wording is so perfect for the theme of your card. Beautifully Done!

Wendy ten Hove said...

So pretty, Emily! Love the big key with the smaller key! And then that half circle punched out on the right just adds that bit extra that the card needed! Love it! Wishing you a lovely day!
Hugs, Wendy

P.S. Thanks for your sweet comments on my cards!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Thud! This is amazing! Thanks so much for the great ideas!

Levana Sunandar said...

that's cool background with nice sentiments that is related with the key. I also love how you bow the twine, great idea Emily!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

beautiful. Love how you did the keys and the notch in the background paper.

~amy~ said...

♥ sweet ♥

JPScraps said...

Wonderful card! Love it!

Laurel said...

I love this card!

Vicky Hayes said...

This is another perfect card from you Emily! Toy shopping and baking gets my vote for fun things to do at the weekend! Enjoy!

Annette said...

such a beautiful card...I love it.. :)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend..

Creations by Shirl said...

This is a beauty Emily.....
Have a great weekend...

Houses Built of Cards said...

Simply GORGEOUS Emily!!! I LOVE those keys with the ribbon tying them on!!!

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mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

That is totally beautiful Emily, I love the text and key, perfect, can't imagine why it wasn't snapped up, LOL Gay xxx

shuggy said...

amazing card!!

Glenda J said...

Funny, as soon as I saw this card (before I read your description), I knew it had to be for that inspiration photo! Great work... love it!

*Alison* said...

I am lovin the keys.. so fun! hugs

Lindsey said...

Such a very pretty card! I need to go see what could have been picked over this beauty. The little half circle cut-out is inspired.

AnitaRex said...

It was springish here too for a bit and is now freezing! Oh well we have to get the cold weather eventually right? :> Love this card so pretty, I love the keys and the twine tieing them up!

Lynn said...

I can see why this background set is a favorite! I love this card!

Scrapalajen aka Jen said...

Emily even if this one was rejected I love the background which ties down with the beautiful sentiment.

Sandy said...

I really love your card - especially the keys tied with the red floss. Or is that embroidery threat - it is nice!!
Sandy

Brenda said...

Love those keys Emily!

Roslyn said...

Beautiful card!

Karen L said...

Oh wow, I love this! Love the color combo and those keys!

lynn said...

oh, so charming, emily:) enjoy your weekend!

Karen B. said...

That was a fun issue! Your card is great.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the keys on this card.

onecraftymama said...

Hey, an hour before is still before!!!
Toy shopping & baking? I kind of want to come play at your house today :) We just got a 30cm dump of snow overnight (and there are still flurries coming down...even though it's -19C. WHAT??)
I love the mix of keys & text, and the fun tab detail on the side :)

Emily Keaton said...

That's a beauty, Emily! I missed FWF this week, which was a shame because I truly love it. I hope you had a fabulous day of baking and toy shopping!!! (Now, would that be "toy" shopping for the kiddo or the mom???? Inquiring minds wanna know!!!! Tee hee!!)

Jen W. said...

Love the little keyhole in the corner!

Jingle said...

This is beautiful!

Tiffany said...

This is fabulous! Really love the look of that key! Happy Valentine's to you!!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Wow, can't believe they rejected it! Amazing, love the layered keys.

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

This is so fabulous! Love it!
Have a wonderful Valentine's Day, hugs, Karin

Lisa said...

Awesome, Emily! I really love the look of this card. It's so great because I think it could go either masculine or feminine. That's a rarity!

Alice Wertz said...

so pretty! love your take on the inspiration photo. me have a reject from this same photo, too! =) yours is far better though! love it, Emily!

Karen said...

love it GF...

Jocelyn Olson said...

Oooo! LOVE!! The key looks so real, at first glance, I thought it was (and then you would be moving into shabby chic territory). The notch by the sentiment is so rad. Love the colors!

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

ohh.... this is really beautiful love the background stamp with soft color. so inspiring :) AND THE KEY.. so cute!

Angela said...

What a gorgeous card -- I just love the keys all tied up with a bow. How romantic.... :)

Angie Blom said...

Wow gorgeous!! Just loving your card!