Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Growing in Unity {Day 3}

We're halfway through the week and I have another Unity card to share with you! Can you tell I'm still hooked on making cards that encourage? :) I started with the glasses from One of a Kind. I've tried to use the glasses with the sentiment attached so many times and failed. So this time, I decided I was finally going to cut off the sentiment. Now I can use the glasses freely with anything I want. When I cut off the sentiment, I cut it jaggedly so I could always put the three pieces back together easily on an acrylic block.

The sentiment is from the February 2011 Kit of the Month, The Best is Yet To Be. I stamped it directly on top of the glasses in black, two more times in olive and pink, trimmed out the two words and adhered the two pieces to the card. The beautiful frame is one of my favourite Unity stamps and it's from With Love.

Don't forget, if you comment on all five Growing in Unity posts this week, you could win two itty bitty stamps of your choice from Unity Stamp Company!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Unity+Echo Park With Love, Unity+Melody Ross One of a Kind & Unity The Best is Yet To Be; SU Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive & Melon Mambo inks; Memento Tuxedo Black ink

41 comments:

Jennifer said...

LOVE this Emily!!! LOVE those glasses and perfect sentiment!!! (=

Jennifer said...

Awesome card! Love the glasses-so in right now-and the sentiment is perfect!

Glenda J said...

I flipping love this card! I could have never made that frame and the glasses go together but you rocked it. The popped up/brighter sections of the sentiment. You are brilliant.

Kary said...

What a cool card, Emily! It works as a masculine card too. Love the colours! Take care, girl.. {hugs}

Isha said...

Love this card Emily. I really like this sentiment.....This is CLEAR to SEE that its perfect...lol.

onecraftymama said...

I love the colour combo you've used, Emily! And glasses...I'm going to pick out new ones today, but I'm thinking probably not orange ;) And that sentiment is so far beyond true it's ridiculous, really!

Lynn said...

Love, love, love how you changed up the sentiment and the frame is fabulous.

JPScraps said...

Wonderful card. I haven't use any eyeglass stamps yet and now I'll just have to.

~amy~ said...

LOVE this!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh - GREAT idea to cut them apart! I have struggled with the same thing...don't know why I never thought to cut them apart! Duh me moment! This is an AMAZING card though! PERFECT sentiment to go with the glasses!

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Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great sentiment! Love how you highlights some of the words, and the frame is really nice too. Am really enjoying your GIU week!

Jingle said...

Wonderful combination of elements, Emily! This is a great card!

Denise Bryant said...

Fun card Emily! I love your color choices and the fun stamp designs! That blue frame is lovely!
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cassie said...

Very cool - love it!

Annette said...

way too cool...love that frame and great sentiment...

Sue D said...

Fabulous--I like the frame and how your stamped the sentiment.
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*Jennyfer L* said...

I love how you did the sentiment with the glasses. Fab!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

ADORABLE! LOVE your colors!!! You always amaze me--always:)

alexandra s.m. said...

Love it Emily!
You are so creative!!

TFS~

Karen L said...

What a wonderful card...loving the glasses and the color combo!

Lindsey said...

So smart -- those glasses will be way more versatile now that the sentiment's optional! And the sentiment you substituted is absolutely perfect. Always good to have a few 'encouraging' cards in your stash for when you want to lift someone's spirits.

missstamper said...

Love the sentiment and love the card too!

cutiephinphin said...

Seriously love the sentiment. Love how you framed the card.

Barb said...

wow, this sentiment is so true. i have to change my point of view :) great design and i love the layout.

Jan Larson said...

I love every single card you've ever made with that frame! The colors you used on this one are wonderful!! What a great tip about cutting the sentiment from the glasses, too. TFS!

jengd said...

Love the changing out of the sentiment and the way you pieced it together here. Fun, bold colors!

Katherine said...

What a fun card! Love those glasses. :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

*sigh* It's perfect! I love the orange glasses and I love it with that sentiment. That was smart to cut away the original sentiment from the glasses...I've selectively colored it, but it's a pain. I didn't even think of cutting it (duh!)! Cool frame, too!

Carol Gibson said...

Love the frame and glasses.

SHartl said...

Those glasses get me every time! Love the colors you used!

Emily Keaton said...

Hey, this is really clever! I love those bright orange specs!

Crystal said...

This is such a fun card! Love the colors and that wonderful frame!

Tonya H said...

This is super cool! Fabulous idea cutting the stamp apart. I adore those glasses and the sentiment rings true!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the sentiment on this card... it is so true. Great card.

Pryn said...

Love the layered stamping!!! The colors look amazing together!!! That large frame has stolen my heart!!!

liberal sprinkles said...

The sentiment is sooo true! I love how you framed it with the glasses too.

Lisa Arana said...

wow, you really know how to rock the stamps. the colors and placement are just perfect.

lotte chew said...

this is so COOL!!

Helle said...

LOVE LOVE this card! cool colors!!

Jen W. said...

Loving the pops of green and pink with the blue and orange! And that frame really is fabulous.