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Monday, March 11, 2013

Growing in Unity Monday: Movie Time

It's the first day of my Growing in Unity week! That certainly makes Monday worthwhile for me. I've got an entire week of cards made with Unity stamps ready to show you. Today's card was one of the most fun to make:


This was one of those cards that started with an idea (stamping "movie night" on tickets) and then grew from there. I did have some die-cut tickets, but decided that the movie night stamp fit better in the larger Unity ticket stamp. I thought the numbered patterned paper was reminiscent of the countdown numbers at the start of old newsreels and films. The scalloped stamp and punched scallop border made me think of old-time theatre curtains. (Which I suppose should be in a dusty red velvet colour, but today I wanted bright blue movie curtains.) The colours are also inspired by the current Unity {be inspired} challenge. To further continue the curtain theme, I scored the blue cardstock to be reminiscent of drapery pleats -- they aren't really showing up in the photo. The clipboard is to set a date for going to the movies! This would have been the perfect opportunity to use some filmstrip washi tape or Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon... but since I don't own those, I used cutouts from an ad I had saved long ago for just such a purpose. Even the red ribbon has tiny stars on it to further the movie/Hollywood theme. 
Be sure to comment on today's post for a chance to win your choice of two Unity itty-bitty stamps! I'll be back tomorrow with a card much more true to my usual clean and simple style. 
               

Supplies: white, black, teal & Stampin' Up very vanilla cardstock, manila tag, Stampin' Up newsprint patterned paper, Unity stamps (scalloped border stamp from September 2011 Kit of the Month-All Seasons; the balance from assorted grab bags), Memento tuxedo Black, Teal Zeal & Stampin' Up Real Red inks, Stampin' Up scallop border punch, scrap red ribbon, pop-dot tape

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33 comments:

Jen said...

Love this movie night card! congrats on your GIU week, Lindsey!

Denise Bryant said...

Congrats on your GIU week! Looking forward to checking in each day to see your cards!
Love today's movie themed card!
DeniseB

Gaylynn said...

This is a fun movie theme. I like the tickets, film strips and curtain look. Fun colors too. Congrats!

Kris B said...

Cool movie night card, Lindsey! Love how you can add a date to the clipboard! Very clever! Looking forward to a fun week! TFS God bless!!

AJ said...

What a great idea!

Chitra Nair said...

This is such a fun theme...

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fun card! I love the number paper and the contrast of the blue card base, great stuff!

cardz said...

So cool and clever, Lindsey. The way you combined all the elements is very impressive. The panel you saved from an ad is the perfect background.
Heather T

Maria Levine said...

Great card! Love the tag on it! Thanks for being our GIU girlie this week!

Julie Odil said...

I'm so looking forward to your GIU week. I can already tell your going to rock it! Love this card and all the thought you put into it! Gorgeous movie going colors!

Lisa Arana said...

eeeek, you are going to rock as a GIU girl!!! Great start!!! LOVE the great graphic feel. woo hoo.

Emily said...

Love the creative. Card!!!

Lisa Angela said...

Love movie nights and love this card, I enjoyed reading how u made it as well....thanks for inspiring me!

Cynthia said...

Super cute design, Lindsey! I like the bold colors.

Jen W. said...

Lindsey, this rocks! I love all the little details and how perfectly they all tie together. That film strip you used is so awesome and the blue curtains beat dusty red velvet any day!

Created for this... said...

What a cute movie theme card. Would be a cute invitation for movie night, Hollywood theme party, etc.

SHartl said...

Great retro look! Love the bright colors and fun images!

Emily said...

Love this card x

Jessi Fogan said...

That is cool! The scallops totally make me think of movie curtains :) And that starry ribbon is awesome!

Ruby said...

This is a super cute card.

Judy said...

I have those same stamps in my statsh...waiting to be used. Great card and I love how you walked through your process!

Natasha G.P. said...

Oh how cute. I'd like to make that to invite someone on a "date".

sharon g said...

What a good idea. I like how you made a tag and attached it to the card. Those are great stamps, too.

Carol said...

Super fun card, thanks for sharing!

Carol B
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Sue D said...

Fabulous idea for a card. I like the clipboard to set the date.

StampNK said...

What a fun card! I love the film strips and tickets!

Scrappin' Diva said...

What a great card! Love the idea and details of this card!

Kary said...

Hi Lindsey! So glad that you are the GIU gal this week. Your movie themed card is fabulous!! I love the way you have combined the stamps and the card looks great. Love the tag too. {hugs}

Emily Leiphart said...

So bold and striking, Linds! That numbered tag is really awesome and I love the movie tickets.

Isha Gupta said...

Gorgeous card Lindsey!!! I love the tag and the movie ticket. TFS

joetterer said...

Super fun card! Bright & bold too.

Angeline said...

this is so fun! Love the card

Pryn said...

Cute, fun card! I absolutely love that tag in the background!