Monday, August 11, 2014

Unity Stamp Co. be Inspired Challenge August 2014

Welcome friends!  Today I am sharing a card I created for the Unity be Inspired Challenge.  I have to be honest, at first, I wasn't feeling this card; but the more I look at it, I like it just a little bit more.  I wish you could see how beautiful this tree is in person; the pics do not do it justice.  I had been wanting this stamp set for sometime; it is a Layers of Life set.  It is called tree of gratitude (September 2013).  I received this set after I completed my Growing in Unity week back in June 2014.  To get the perfect embossed image of the tree, I must've stamped and embossed it 15 joke.  With this particular embossing powder, it looked best on really dark cardstock.  It was hard to see on lighter shades of cardstock.  The embossing powder is Ranger; it's called enchanted gold.  I thought this powder would be perfect for a fall themed card.  The leaves were stamped in early espresso (Stampin' Up) on patterned paper.  The banner was cut from pattern paper (Studio Calico).  The sentiment was also stamped in early espresso.  The sequins are from an old pillow.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy the pics!  Dawn

Friday, August 1, 2014

Friends with Flair...August 1, 2014

Happy August 1st everyone! The countdown begins to one of my favorite holidays, Halloween.  Thus, I decided to make a Halloween card.  I love all the witch stamps that Unity Stamp Co. offers.  This is the first time, I have inked this witch stamp.  Meet Hazel Girl; she is one of the Angie girls stamps.  Isn't she fabulous?  I love this image and even more I enjoyed inking her up.  First, I stamped her in black ink on watercolor paper.  She was water colored with various gelatos and Tim Holtz Distress Markers.  I also used a couple Copics.  I love her skirt and decided to add some vintage glitter to the frilly part of her skirt.  The sentiment is also Unity and it's from Hauntingly Sweet.  Thanks for stopping by; now for the pictures.  Have an amazing week-end and keep crafting in love and peace...Dawn