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It's my half-way day as a Growing in Unity girl, and I have three different cards to share with you today! One clean and simple, one a little more involved, and one holy-moly-it's-a-collage card. :D If you've arrived here for the first time via the Unity blog, welcome! Hope you like what you see. Now, on with the show!
I decided to use one of my favourite stamps that I've received in grab bags through the generosity of Unity's Friends with Flair giveaways. (I plan to use another favourite later this week.) I wanted to play with the idea of using one stamp in three different ways. My first card is typically clean and simple:
I stamped this bicycle stamp in teal, then debossed a square frame around it using a few layers of cardboard stuck together. High tech all the time around here. :D The simple 'hello' sentiment is also from a grab bag. Someday, I'll learn to match ink to paper instead of the other way around, but luckily this paper went perfectly. Plus, I like how the polka dots echo the bike wheel.
My second card has a few more details to look at:
You can see how I rotated and simplified this layout from Tuesday Morning Sketches, right? The bicycle is stamped this time in pale green, trimmed closely, and popped on cardstock I swiped with the same green ink. The sentiment, in a handwriting I really like, is stamped in a darker green. Again, luckily I had patterned paper and twine to match. Oh look, polka dots to echo bicycle wheels again.
Then I decided it was time to really mix things up:
Yes, once again I stamped the bicycle first, then went looking for other elements to coordinate. (Full disclosure: I'd stamped this one meaning to make a second card like the first, but messed up the debossed frame. Time to cut out and use the image a different way!) Except for the cloud from my die cut stash, the papers are all from Simple Stories' Summer Fresh pad. And they matched my die cut sun, the washi tape AND the paper tape! This almost never happens. Total coincidence that there are polka dots again. ;)
What do you think -- do you have a favourite? Hope to see you back here again tomorrow for another Unity creation.
Supplies: (hello) white cardstock, My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose Hattie papers, Unity stamps (from grab bags), Memento teal zeal ink, pop-dot tape; (beautiful day) white cardstock, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Fly a Kite patterned papers, Unity October 2010 Kit of the Month (Take Time to Laugh) & grab bag stamps, Memento new sprout & bamboo leaves inks, Divine Twine green apple twine, pop-dot tape; (live laugh play) white & yellow cardstock, Simple Stories Summer Fresh patterned papers, Unity grab bag stamp, Memnto rhubarb stalk ink, Lil' Inkers small sunshine & rainbows and clouds dies, We R Memory Keepers washi tape, Basic Grey Oliver paper ribbon, dimensionals
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