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Friday, March 15, 2013

Growing in Unity Friday: Friends with Flair!

It's Friday already! My last day as a Growing in Unity girl. For my last card this week, I wanted to use another favourite I received in my very first Unity grab bag. 



I love this bird image, despite it being totally outside my usual style. I'd never tried stamping it on patterned paper before, but I think I like it! The branch is lightly sponged with vintage photo distress ink to give it a little dimension. For the sentiment... for the first time EVER I cut apart a stamp!!! In the kit All You Need, there is a transom window stamp with this sentiment right underneath. I knew I couldn't mask it successfully, so out came the craft knife. Scary, but I'm glad I did it. 
Don't forget, a comment on this post puts your name in the running to win two itty bitty stamps from Unity! Hope you'll come back and visit again soon. Have a great weekend! 



Supplies: white & Gina K. soft sand cardstock, Memory Box brioche patterned paper, Unity August 2010 Kit of the Month (All You Need...) image & grab bag sentiment stamps, Memento tuxedo black, teal zeal & Stampin' Up real red inks, Quickutz heart die, Memory Box woodland branch die

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38 comments:

Kris B said...

I love your creativity! Very neat card! I just recently cut apart my first stamp too! It felt almost criminal to do it! Thanks for a great week of inspiration, it was truly a blessing! TFS God bless!!

Jessi Fogan said...

Stamp cutting - welcome to the dark side! Way to go :) The first time is the hardest, of course. I LOVE the heart - and that branch - and that fab bird!!

Gaylynn said...

This bird turned out lovely on patterned paper. And with the branch and pretty heart, even better. I cut my stamps sometimes too and hold my breath doing so. lol.

Carol said...

Love this design! I really like how you used two different color inks on the sentiment, it gives it more importance.

Carol B
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Denise Bryant said...

Love the bird on the patterned paper! Had to laugh about your story of cutting the stamp. We are two birds of a feather.... don't think I could do it!
DeniseB

Cynthia said...

Lovely CAS design, Lindsey!

Crystal said...

Very pretty card, I love the beautiful simplicity!

Kary said...

Congrats, Lindsey!! You have showcased the Unity stamps so well this week. I have enjoyed the cards you created - they are truly Amazing!! This card is no exception. Love the bird and the heart behind it. The sentiment says it all isn't it? Happy weekend!!

Ruby said...

Love this CAS card. Thanks for such a great week with GIU. Your works were inspiring.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Holy stunning, Lindsey! The bird looks absolutely amazing. It looks like it was a good idea to cut apart the stamp since the sentiment looks so cool (it is scary, though, isn't it?). Way to rock GIU!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is stunning, Linds! Great layout and combination of colours and patterns.

Julie Odil said...

You have now entered the realm of "true stamper" -- those willing to brave anything to achieve the look they want. Even if it means cutting "gasp" a stamp! Yeah for you! It's hard to do, isn't it! Love the bird on patterned paper, too. You've had a great week.

Gwen said...

I do love this card! That is such a great bird!

Karenladd said...

Wow do I love this! The paper piecing is just beautiful!! Love the color combos!

Isha Gupta said...

Love the CAS card Lindsey. I really like the effect of the stamped bird and the colored sentiment. TFS

Barbara Thompson said...

Really awesome card. Love the design.

Marsha said...

Your card is great. Love the paper piecing. Yes, it is scarry to cut a stamp - usually glad when I do it.

Chitra Nair said...

Love the CAS card... Love the paper pieced bird..

Linda said...

What a sweet happy little brid.

libbym said...

Thank you for sharing all week! Don't you just love those grab bags? Sometimes it was like they were just ment to be!

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like how you stamped on patterned paper.

sharon g said...

Oh, I think this is my favorite from the entire week. I LOVE birds!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful card!!

Natasha G.P. said...

I like how you used different colors of ink. That looks great. And the bird is really sweet.

joetterer said...

That heart looks cool behind!

Angeline said...

this is simply gorgeous! LOVE it!

StampNK said...

What a truly beautiful card! The papers you used and the pieced bird as perfect!

Laurie said...

gorgeous, gorgeous! Love it all - images, colours, design!!

Beejay said...

This is a stunning card. Did you stamp the bird on patterned paper and then cut it out? Did you cut out the heart? Love it!!!!

Mary said...

LOVE this! Great card and I love how you used the stamps. CAS is always my favorite.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute card--LOVE the branch! FUN little birdie too! Great CAS design with the white space;)

Julie Short said...

Art rewards the Fearless! Your card is wonderful!

Pryn said...

Stunning card! I love everything about it!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Wonderful combo of color and pattern!

Michelle said...

Such a great card! Love the patterns and color!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Cool! This is really, really pretty! Love the colors and the way you used them! The heart is wonderful!! Super card!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Barb King said...

I love this card, you can never go wrong with a bird stamp! And that branch is so graceful. I so appreciate your kind comments on my blog!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous use of patterned papers here, Lindsey. The bird looks amazing against that heart! Love the two colour sentiment too. :)