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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Growing in Unity {Day 4}

Today for my Growing in Unity post, I have a pair of pear cards for you! When Unity released these Vintage Fruit stamps, I had to have them. When I got them, I was even more pleased to discover the text parts are school themed, and reference Ontario! I have used the strawberry and apple stamps with no problem -- perhaps because they lend themselves to pinks and reds, colours I use easily. Greens and yellows? Not so much. But in the intervening months, I've added Memento pear tart ink to my stash. How could I go wrong? :P 



For my first card, I kept it very simple. Stamped and sponged, matted with a darker green, rounded the corners. The card is a bit of an odd size to work with the stamp; the finished dimensions are 4¾" by 4". 
For my second attempt, I decided to get a little fancier:



For this, I embossed the stamp in black before watercolouring the pear. I found a coordinating patterned paper, as well as fabric and paper ribbons. 
Commenting on my Growing in Unity posts this week puts you in the running to win two itty bitty stamp sets from Unity! I'll be back tomorrow with my final post of this fun (for me, at least ) week.

Supplies: (first card) white and Stampin' Up old olive cardstock, Unity pear of a recipe stamp, Memento pear tart ink, Creative Memories corner-rounder punch; (second card) white & black cardstock, Recollections cornucopia patterned paper, Unity pear of a recipe stamp, Versafine onyx black, Memento new sprout, pear tart & angel pink inks, clear embossing powder, Spellbinders Labels Four die, Basic Grey ribbon doilies, $ store ribbon, dimensionals Pin It Now!

21 comments:

Jessica S said...

I love the two displays you show with the same stamp. Gorgeous sponging and wonderful watercoloring. I ordered this set a short while ago. Although the strawberry was given out as blog candy, I did keep the apple and pear...LOL!
:O)
Jessica S

Barb King said...

These are both beautiful, and I had not seen that set before. Love the watercolor one on the bottom.

Amber S said...

I really love the black embossing mixed with the watercolring on the second one, but they are both great!

onecraftymama said...

Now how perfect are they- Ontario & school? Sweet :) I love happy coincidences like that!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

FAB cards! LOVE that stamp and I LOVE the monochromatic card!! FUN!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! Love the color variations!
DeniseB

Elaine said...

Two fab cards Lindsey and what super stamping hugs Elaine

StampNK said...

You did an amazing job with these! Two very different looks and both beautiful. I love that pear color!

Glenda J said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colours. Great work.

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, you have really showcased this stamp well! I love the versatility you demonstrated 'cause they look so different. Well done, Linds!

jengd said...

Wonderful! Love the very different ways you did these. The uber-monochromatic version is very striking but the shading of the 2nd is quite something too.

mtscrapgal said...

I like how your 2 different versions turned out. You showed us the versatility of the pear stamp. Thanks

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Ruby said...

Gorgeous cards.

Gwen said...

LOVELY pear cards! Those fruit stamps always look so cool!

D- said...

Love your pear cards. TFS.
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sharon g said...

These look so different--both are very classy and gorgeous! sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

Jen said...

These are fab! I really love the first one. Simple, yet so lovely!

Julie Odil said...

One image, 2 very different cards. Great work!

Pryn said...

Beautiful cards! I love the different looks you were able to create with the same stamp!

Jen W. said...

You are so ROCKIN' this GIU week, Lindsey!! These cards are stunning and I always like to see the same image used in two completely different ways. Really gorgeous. And you may have sold me on the Memento Pear Tart ink... ;)