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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Growing in Unity {Day 3}

I'm back today with TWO cards for Growing in Unity! If you're visiting for the first time from the Unity blog, welcome; and if you're one of the faithful, I do appreciate your visits and comments. 
I'm continuing to give some attention to a few of the under-utilized stamps in my Unity stash. My first card is a less-than-typical wedding card... for a less-than-typical wedding. 



A while back, I felt the need to add a compass image to my collection, and really liked the classic lines of this Direction of Your Heart itty bitty. While I used the sentiment here, I hadn't used the compass yet. But when I wanted to make a card for my nephew's upcoming destination wedding (in Hawaii!), I thought this might be a great way to commemorate it. In my fevered imagination, I thought using a tag element would be a little reminiscent of a luggage tag. (I know, not really, but I can pretend.) And note the subtle, arrow-like shape of the sentiment? Pointing sorta kinda to Hawaii? It all works for me. :D 
My second card uses another itty bitty, the co-branded Webster's Pages Celebrate. While I had used this set once before, it was definitely time to play with it again. 



Several weeks ago, I pinned this image to one of my Pinterest boards. Mine of course looks quite different from the original, but that's the great thing about an inspiration picture, isn't it? I toyed briefly with the idea of reverse-stamping a reflection, but didn't want to wreck what I'd already done, and the image seemed a bit large for that, anyway. I am so pleased with the sponged water effect! Although I suppose to a sailor that's mighty calm water. :D 
I'll just take this opportunity to encourage you to leave a comment -- since one lucky commenter this week will win two itty bitty sets courtesy of Unity! There are close to 400 to choose from. Or maybe you've even seen one you like here today!  
I'm going to stretch a theme a bit here... this week at CASology, the cue word is POND. So I'm thinking of those people that make model boats and sail them around their neighbourhood pond... (Nice little connection here: I built a model wooden boat for my nephew to play with back when we were both much younger!) 



Supplies: (wedding card) white, navy & Stampin' Up kraft cardstock, Pink Paislee Daily Junque map patterned paper, Unity/Webster's Pages direction of your heart stamps, Memento Paris dusk ink, Stampin' Up ticket corner punch, Artemio gold eyelet, blue raffia, dimensionals; (celebrate card) white & navy cardstock, Memento Paris dusk & broken china distress inks, pop-dot tape Pin It Now!

29 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

Love these cards! Really CAS and and great design!

Judy said...

I like how you used the compass stamp on your card for a wedding away from home. I'm new to your blog, but see lots of things already to inspire me.

Bhane said...

Great way of using the compass stamp! I will never think of doing a wedding card using a compass! Such a brilliant idea!

Mary-Anne V said...

really nice cards...like the wedding one great for a destination wedding.

Amber S said...

Oooh, I love these. The map and arrow are fab on the first one and I love the water you created on the next one.

onecraftymama said...

That's a great idea for a destination wedding card - and having the right destination on the map? Brilliant!
Love the sailboat, too - the sponged pond is really neat & looks like the light is shining right on it :)

mtscrapgal said...

I like both cards. The water effect on the second one is outstanding. Thanks

Jen said...

These are gorgeous! I totally get the arrow-to-Hawaii and the sponged water on your sailboat card is freaking amazing!!

Julie Odil said...

Both cards are great. I love the flower, but that water color water is awesome!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

BEAUTIFUL cards--love the map paper and I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE how you created that water!! FAB!

Tracey McNeely said...

Very pretty sailboat. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

Emily Leiphart said...

Holy moly, Linds! These are two amazing cards. That sponged water is incredible!! LOVE. I must try that!

cardz said...

These cards are superb Lindsey. I have been seeing map cards on Pinterest and think they are a great idea. The elements you put into yours work beautifully.
I love the water in your pond too.
Heather

Jessica S said...

Wow, Lindsey, your creativity is wonderful. I love the thought you put into the card for your brother and adore the faded water on your second CAS card. Happy to be a new follower via the Unity Blog and congrats on your GIU feature this week!
:O)
Jessica S

jengd said...

Fabulous cards! I REALLY like the fabulous simplicity of the sailboat and the water is gorgeous!

Melissa said...

I'll bet your nephew loved you! :) I love this serene scene! Love that cute little boat and the way you colored your water is absolutely fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Glenda J said...

Well ... you know how much I love travel stuff! Absolutely fabulous, LOVE! Ocean themed stuff is always a winner in my books too... great work!

Kathyk said...

LOVE your CAS card and the sponged water's brilliant

Kathyk

Ardyth said...

Love the effect you achieved with the water - thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week, Lindsey!

Barb King said...

Love the sponge effect, that is great, I never thought to do that. Cute wedding card, and I love that paper! Very clever for a destination wedding.

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! Love the water effect on the sailboat card!
DeniseB

StampNK said...

I always love seeing masculine cards and these are terrific! Love the cool blue on white!

Ruby said...

Love the water on the sailboat card. Great cards.

Gwen said...

Love both of these, for the thought you put into them! That water technique is so cool, off to look at it some more!

D- said...

Great cards. TFS.
Doesn't it feel great to use something from your stash to make something creative?
dmcardmaker (at AOL dot com)

sharon g said...

I like the map in the background. VERY cool.

Karin said...

Ok, my jaw is on the keyboard! This is CAS perfection :) I love this big time!

Jen W. said...

These both rock! I love wedding cards that aren't frilly and lacy and this has such great personal touches for your nephew.

Your sponged water on the second card is stunning! I love it!

maria f. said...

Totally eyecatching calm sea.