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Monday, August 6, 2012

Growing in Unity {Day 1}

Happy Monday! And for most of Canada, happy extra day off! I'm excited to be blogging all week with my Unity stamps -- I'm the Growing in Unity stamper this week! (Okay, enough with the exclamation marks.) :P I definitely have more Unity stamps than any other company -- they offer such a great variety of styles, and have sales way too often for me to always resist. 
I decided to give myself the goal of inking up some of my under-loved Unity stamps; whether they're the neglected aspects of a Kit of the Month, or a set I had to have, then balked on how I wanted to use them. First up, two stamps from the August 2010 Kit that needed some quality ink time:


I inked the little bird stamp in a light pink before stamping and embossing the larger bird on top. I used my holographic embossing powder to add lots of shimmer to the image. (I realize adding shimmery embossing powder to a chalk ink is a bit of a contradiction, but the purple happened to be a match.) The embossing folder that came with my Cuttlebug was a near-perfect echo of the flowers decorating the large bird. I knew I also wanted to incorporate my new Memory Box die in the design. Birds, flowers and music; pinks and purples -- works for a girly card, I think. :) 
CAS-ual Fridays is looking for projects with things you see in the sky, and A Blog Named Hero has a Freestyle challenge this week, so this card is there! 
Leaving a comment today and every day this week will put you in the running for two Itty Bitty stamps, generously provided by Unity Stamps! Thanks for visiting, and hope to see you tomorrow, when I'm back with a more boyish card. 


 Supplies: white, pink, purple & Stampin' Up melon mambo cardstock, Unity August 2010 Kit of the Month (All You Need), Memento angel pink & VersaMagic purple hydrangea inks, Memory Box virtuoso music die, Martha Stewart border punch, Marvy Uchida corner-rounder, pop-dot tape Pin It Now!

27 comments:

Angela said...

Yay for GIU! I love your big-and-little bird combo, and the colors and die/embossing choices are a perfect fit! Have a fun (busy) week!

cardz said...

Lovely colour scheme you chose and a great layout. That music die is very cool; I can imagine that coming in handy all over the place.
Enjoy your long weekend.
Heather

Maria Levine said...

Great card! Thanks for being our chickie this week! Have fun!

Glenda J said...

Fabulous! Love the colours and those notes are amazing.

Julie Odil said...

Great card! Congrats on being this week's GIU gal!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE the birdie combos:) LOOOOVE the colors too! YOU ROCK:)

Virginia L. said...

Very lovely!! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Those are really cool bird stamps. I love how you layered them (great idea!). Your new Memory Box die is fab, and it works great with the birds. Have a fun GIU week. :)

Linda said...

what an interesting card! i love all the details you've put into it.

Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge!

Good luck

Linda
A Blog Named Hero

onecraftymama said...

Gorgeous! I love the colours & that fab music die...and jealous of your extra day off. NS only has it as a holiday in Halifax. That is just not fair! (wah, I know).

michib said...

very pretty card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! Love the embossing and the stamps you used!

Jen said...

I really like the layered stamping!

Angie Tieman said...

Super cute card!! Love how you did your bird! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Laura {aka scrapaddict} said...

This is a great card! Love the way you alternated the music notes look!

Mary-Anne V said...

nice card...like the big focal image of the bird and how you embossed it.

Amber S said...

I like the way the embossing folder matches your bird stamp!

mtscrapgal said...

Cute idea to add the music notes to the bird stamp image. He is singing isn't he?
Thanks

Emily Leiphart said...

So beautiful, Linds! I love the purple bird and check out that awesome music die. Fabulous way to start off your Growing In Unity week!

Jessica S said...

Love the echo of the flowers. Great choice on design. I giggle as I read your posts, because I can definitely relate to having many underused Unity stamps and ones that I have balked at as well. I feel inspired to get them out and play now. Thanks!

jengd said...

Cute- fun mix of birds!

Denise Bryant said...

Congrats on your GIU week!
Cool card! Love that sweet bird!
DeniseB

StampNK said...

Congrasts on being the GUI blogger this week! What a fun and cheerful card! I love this!

Gwen said...

Cute, cute, cute. LOVE that MB music die

D- said...

Great card. TFS.
I checked out this week in reverse.
1st I followed your card link from Unity to day 5. Then jumped back checking out your older posts.
Love them by the way. Hopefully I can get signed up as an email follower.
dmcardmaker (at AOL dot com)

sharon g said...

The embossing is really cute--it adds a lot. Very nice.

Jen W. said...

Can't believe I totally missed your GIU week. :( You rocked this card though. Love how you layered those two stamps and the shimmer is fabulous!