Friday, June 1, 2012

Growing in Unity {Day 5} + Friends With Flair

Since this is the last day of my Growing in Unity week, I'd like to share one of the four Unity cards I had published in Card Creations: Volume 10. I combined three stamps from three different sets to make this card. I chose the colours as I normally do, by moving my ink pads around and seeing which ones look good together. I started by stamping the alphabet border, from What I Know, from the bottom up and made sure that I didn't stamp them in the same area each time. That way you see different alphabets on each strip and it creates movement. Afterwards, I randomly tore a piece of scrap paper to use as a mask for the Stars of Worn background. I masked the top of the card and stamped the stars on top of the alphabet border. To finish, I stamped the sentiment from Favorite Sentiments and adhered the mat to the card base.

You have until 2:00 a.m. EST Saturday morning to comment on all five of my Growing in Unity posts this week. Sometime tomorrow, I will announce the winner via Random.org and that lucky lady will win two itty bitty stamps of her choice from Unity Stamp Company. Thank you, Unity, for having me as the Growing in Unity Gal this week! And thank you to everyone who came by to see what I made. It's always a pleasure having you here. :)

Sources:> Gina K Designs pure luxury black & white cardstock; Unity What I Know & Stars of Worn; Unity+Jillibean Soup Favorite Sentiments; SU Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise & Pool Party inks; Memento Tuxedo Black ink

49 comments:

Jay Gee said...

I love this mix of colours Emily and the way your stamped the alphabet border. Cool card :)

Carol Gibson said...

Love the colors and the simple design of your card.

yyam said...

Congrats on being published! Your stamping is impeccable!

Cornelie said...

I thin I missed a LOT!! What a great and funny, but also beautiful cards!! All of them!
I really love the abc border wow!!
Bye Cornelie

SHartl said...

Wow, I LOVE this with the alphabet border! It's so unique..really fresh and fun!

Jennifer said...

Great card! Love the stars stamped over everything...they are so subtle I almost missed them.

onecraftymama said...

It's those subtle details like the stars that just pop your creations, Emily! I love the colours & how is it I don't have a stamp that says awesome? What a great sentiment!

Lynn said...

Love the color combo and the way you highlight the gorgeous stamps!

Miriam Prantner said...

Another great card! It's funny, there are so many Unity designs I'm always discovering more. This is a great one. Thanks!

Karen said...

fun, cute and so creative...

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome card!:)
How fun to see your card published in a mag! Congrats!
And it has been a great GIU week. Thanks for sharing your creations with us!
DeniseB

Emily Keaton said...

I've kinda been under a rock lately and just happened to notice over on the Unity blog that you are this week's GIU gal! Just had to swing by to see everything you've been up to. Lovely posts for this week (including this stunning card--it popped right off the pages of the mag when I first saw it)! I had to backtrack through your thread to read more about your recent loss. I'm so very, very sorry, Emily. It sounds like you've had so very much to deal with recently. Please know that I am thinking of you. Hang in there!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Another incredible card!!! Thanks so much for sharing - I love how you put it together!

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Tracey said...

This is just fabulous Emily!! I love it!!

cassie said...

Wow- love this card!

Crystal said...

I love your crafty stamping on this card, it's adorable!

Jingle said...

I knew this one looked familiar! LOL! Fabulous card, Emily!

Jennifer said...

AWESOME card Emily!!! (=

Ruby said...

Love this card. Great touch with the border.

Kathy (krolski) said...

This is such a cool design Em!

Kary said...

Gorgeous card, Emily!! Love the alpha borders and the stars. Great design, and congrats on being published! Have a great weekend! {hugs}

Lindsey said...

It's way too easy to say this is one awesome card, isn't it? :P The mix of colours is unexpected but works really well together. The way you used the background stars is original and perfect, and the sentiment really does say it all! Thanks for a fab week of inspiring posts!

Linda said...

That card very nice. I like the colors you choosen.

lostinpaper said...

Fantastic design and such a wonderful collection of colours! LoVe it!

Kimmy said...

I love everything about this card! I adored it when I first saw it in my Card Creations!!! Absolutely fab, Emily!

Angela said...

What a fun week o'Unity -- you've almost got me back on the card-making wagon :) I love the way you used the stars on this card particularly, and now I want to go look it up in my (free-because-I-won-it) issue of Card Creations to see it there too. ;)

*Jennyfer L* said...

Emily I love love the way you did the stamps and the alphas! It was a fun week! TFS!

Barb said...

This is so pretty to me. I love the color scheme and the subtle star background. Great design!

Sarah Mailloux said...

I saw this in the magazine first-love seeing familiar names!

JPScraps said...

Your card is what it says...Awesome!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I keep staring at this card, and I just can't get enough of it! The colors, the simplicity, they are perfect.

Emily H said...

Sweet and simple! Love it!

missstamper said...

Gorgeous!

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Sue D said...

Awesome card--I like the colors you chose and the stamps.
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Julie Odil said...

Really neat card. love the colors. Congrats on being the GIU chick!

Eva said...

Fantastic card, love the colors. It is so very creative too.

jengd said...

Fun technique and great colors!

Tonya H said...

I adore this card. Those colors look fabulous together. I love the creativity. The stamps all look so great together. Everything just comes together perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

Glenda J said...

Gorgeous! Brilliant colours and design!

jennifer mitten said...

This is such a great card! I love th colors you used and the alphas....

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful use of the alphabet...such a nice card.

Pryn said...

A gorgeous card with a fabulous design!!! Congrats on your pub!!!

liberal sprinkles said...

congratulations on being published! I love this alphabet card, I have a thing for typography!

Scrapper Myra said...

Nice. sometimes I wonder how to integrate many alphas in the projects. this is such a great inspiration. And congratulations for your success of being published. :)

Jennie said...

Love this! And not just because my favourite word is AWESOME :D

Lisa Arana said...

this made me go 'OH' with my mouth wide open. brilliant idea and layering of stamps.

Julie E said...

Your card is "awesome". Just perfect.

~Tammy~ said...

Fun card love the colors.

Jen W. said...

Love the colour combo here and you're a genius at putting stamps together. :)

Know what else I love? That I shared a double page spread with you in the issue!