Monday, May 28, 2012

Growing in Unity {Day 1}

That's right, I'm the Growing in Unity Gal this week! It kind of snuck up on me. Lucky for me, I have a ton of never-before-seen Unity cards. Today's card is one of them. I made this several months ago and, admittedly, it's a publication reject. I hung on to it because I thought it might serve another purpose but that opportunity has also passed. Now is the right time to share it. I feel very protective of this card and it will always hold a special place in my heart.
The sentiment is from a Melody Ross set called She Did It Anyway. It might be hard to tell in the photo but the card base is a lavender colour. I die cut and embossed the tank top using oval dies and the torso was hand cut with scissors. The necklaces were made using clear rhinestones and baker's twine. The lilac necklace is a double-strand which was knotted three times and the pink necklace is a single strand with lemon knots tied to it.

At the end of the week, I will choose one random winner from five days of comments to receive two itty bitty stamps of his or her choice. Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope see you again tomorrow!
Sources: Gina K Designs lavender, kraft & black cardstock; Paper Reflections pink cardstock; Unity+Melody Ross She Did It Anyway; Tim Holtz for Ranger Antique Linen & Walnut Stain distress ink; Memories Black ink; Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large; SU Basic Rhinestones; The Twinery Lilac, Lemondrop & Pink Sorbet



41 comments:

Glenda J said...

You are so creative my friend. All the little details are perfect. Great work and hope you have a fun GIU week!

onecraftymama said...

I LOVE THIS! Love it. And the sentiment is wonderful. It's the kind of thing that should sit in a prominent place to remind you that you ARE a brave girl :)

Miriam Prantner said...

LOVE this card Emily! Such a great sentiment and a neat card! Love the inspiration and the great necklaces you created. This is going to be a great week!

Karen B. said...

What a clever card this is, the tank top is such a neat idea.

Jen said...

This is great! I live the twine jewelry... How very clever!

Maria Levine said...

That is awesome!!!

~amy~ said...

so wonderfully creative!

Angie Blom said...

this is amazing Emily!! great start to your GIU week!!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Congrats sweetie! Glad to see you as this weeks choice...
LOVE the design and sentiment is one of my fav...Melody is so inspiring

Jennifer said...

What a unique and original card! Congrats on being a Unity Gal =)

*Jennyfer L* said...

Congrats on being a Unity gal. I can see why this card holds a special place in your heart. It truly is special! Lovely tank top!

Karen L said...

Wow, I am loving this so much that I'm going to have to scrap lift it!! Those little twine necklaces are fabulous! Looking forward to your projects this week!

Houses Built of Cards said...

WOW!!! This is so incredibly creative! LOVE this idea - can't believe that it wasn't picked up! Glad you shared it here though!

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canadian_liner said...

The embossing on the neck and arm holes is so clever and realistic! Also love the twine necklaces (you and your knots!).

Lindsey said...

Such a unique card! So awesome. The embossing for the neck and armholes just works! Have fun this week. ;)

missstamper said...

I love your card - it is gorgeous!

Lisa Arana said...

very cool card! love those necklaces. - please don't include me in your drawings for this week thoughh. I think I have enough Unity. Ha. :)

Kary said...

Awesome! Congrats for being the GIU gal this week - sooo looking forward to your creations. What a cool card, Emily!! Love the pretty necklaces, and the fabulous sentiment. I think you are a brave girl too! {hugs}

lynn said...

hi emily, you always do such fabulously creative work!! i LOVE this!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

AMAZING! LOVE the necklace--and design! LOVE LOVE LOVE it all:) I can't believe it was rejected!

Katherine said...

What a great idea! Love the sentiment, too.

Bethany said...

Wow Emily! Such a creative card! I love the baker's twine necklace.

Isha said...

This is beyond words Emily.Love your creativity. TFS

donna mikasa said...

Oh. my. goodness. I thought this was a PHOTO that you used for inspiration! I didn't know that you created it until I noticed your trademark twine knots! I love how you created the tank top. Oval dies? Genius! A very special card, indeed.

Anita Recksiedler said...

This is SO COOL! I love the necklaces and the body shape! Such a clever card!

JPScraps said...

I thought it was a photo too! Awesome!

Denise Bryant said...

Very creative card! I think it would make a fabulous ATC design in a smaller size too! I love it!
DeniseB

Sue D said...

Very creative card--love the twine necklaces.
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cutiephinphin said...

What a creative card. Love how you did the twine necklaces.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh my goodness, I know the PERFECT person for this card (a breast cancer survivor). Sorry it was a reject, it's a winner in my book.

jengd said...

Simply put, it's absolutely lovely!

Carol Gibson said...

Very original and classy.

SHartl said...

This is so creative and a great way to use twine! I have got to try this myself...this is a real winner!

Emily Keaton said...

This is so creative and absolutely stunning, Emily! I love how you dressed up your little black dress with baker's twine. :)

Crystal said...

This is such a wonderful card! I love those necklaces and that sentiment is perfect!

Tonya H said...

Your creativity is never ending. I love this! So different and beautiful. Very, very cool!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a unique card...like how you used the twine.

Pryn said...

Such a clever and unique design!!! Whoever passed up on this fabulous card, must be crazy!!!! Congrats on being a GIU girl!!!

Kristie said...

This is a super cool card!! I love, love, love the twine necklaces!

Jen W. said...

Fabulous fabulous fabulous! Love how you created the tank top and how the embossed edges give it a seam. The layered necklaces are awesome and the sentiment is one I must get my hands on!