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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Growing in Unity Thursday: A Small Stamp...

Hello again! It's time for the Thursday installment of my Growing in Unity week. Today I've used a small stamp from an {ippity} set and turned it into what I hope is the star of the card.



I stamped the music notes randomly on a cardstock panel in Memento Paris Dusk before sponging with distress inks. The water droplets I flicked on the panel reacted much more with the distress inks (as I'd expected/hoped). I punched three squares from the panel once it was dry, matted them, then added a sentiment from Bevy of Butterflies. I think I still had yesterday's Crafty Creations challenge, Singing in the Rain, in mind as I made this!
Just in case you missed the news, commenting on this or any of my posts for Unity this week puts you in the running to win two itty bitty stamps of your choice! (I have my eye on the some of the new Wit and Wisdom ones, myself.) Hope you'll come back tomorrow as I wrap up my Growing in Unity week! 



Supplies: white, Bazzill Basics blue & Stampin' Up bashful blue cardstock, (ippity} by Unity Sing a New Song & Unity Bevy of Butterflies stamps, Memento Paris Dusk,  stormy skies & faded jeans distress inks, pop-dot tape, Creative Memories corner-rounding punch

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26 comments:

Gaylynn said...

I like how you made the design on the note panels. Very cool background with the water drops and distressing. :)

Kris B said...

Beautiful CAS card! Love how the distress ink and water created a unique background! TFS God bless!!

Cynthia said...

Great CAS design, Lindsey. Thanks for sharing your technique for the panels. Will give that a try!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty! Love the effect of the water drops on the sponged Distress inks and the color of your card. The Paris Dusk ink is a great shade... I have it and have never used it. Better break that puppy out!
DeniseB

Carol said...

That is a great idea for making a big impact with a little stamp! Thanks for sharing it!

Carol B
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Chitra Nair said...

Such a beautiful CAS card..

Sue D said...

Love your musical squares!

Karenladd said...

Sweet little card and love the sponged background. Isn't it great when you can make the background any color you want just by using ink?!

Jen said...

Love the musical notes! Your sponged background is awesome!

SHartl said...

I love that you made decorative squares with that stamp. I am always looking for more than one way to use a stamp and make my own embellishments!

StampNK said...

What a great sponged background! I need to remember to use that technique to match my inks!

sharon g said...

It looks cute having the musical notes turned every which way. I also like the soft colors.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Great CAS card and loved the effect of water droplets on your card.

Natasha G.P. said...

I like the blotchy look. It is interesting and different.

Jessi Fogan said...

I always get anxious using water around paper (shocking, lol) but I LOVE how it looks! (Mists react to water too, in case you feel like playing again). That sentiment is really lovely, and I'm SUPER impressed (hahaha) that you managed to make that itty bitty stamp a super star!

Lisa Arana said...

Oh how lovely, it looks like patterned paper. Ps - skip me for the drawing, your pretty creations are my prize.

Kary said...

Love the 3 panels of music notes! The effect is amazing, and I love the font of the sentiment too.

Ruby said...

Very cute card. Love the small squares.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Elegant CAS--check. Beautiful colors--check. Fab stamps--check. Wicked cool twist--check. I LOVE the water flicking, and it makes the panels look fantastic!

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful! This card is so you!

Isha Gupta said...

Simply amazing CAS card Lindsey :)

joetterer said...

sweet card, it all goes together great in a small detailed way!

Angeline said...

what a cool CAS card! love the music notes and the small sentiment

Pryn said...

Gorgeous card with a fabulous CAS design!

Julie Odil said...

How'd I forget to check out your Thursday card? This is wonderful! Love the music notes and beautiful background you created.

Jen W. said...

Those little panels you created are fantastic! Love the way the water drops look and the sentiment is perfect. :)