Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Growing in Unity week - day 2

Hello everyone!  I hope you are enjoying the lovely weather.  It looks like here (In Wisconsin) we have one more day of beautiful weather and then the temperatures are going to drop and it is going to rain.  I just hope it is nice for the weekend.  Hubby and I are taking our 2nd annual anniversary weekend and I am hoping to see some beautiful fall splendor since it is suppose to be peak weekend for all the glorious colors in the Baraboo area.  A nice walk through the woods would be ideal!

In celebration of the beautiful fall weather I created this card:



First I created the focal piece of the card.  I took a piece of photo paper (4x6) and stamped the leaf shapes (some stamps I received from one of the super amazing grab bags that Unity offered a short while ago) randomly around the card using a Momento ink pad.  I then used ranger alcohol inks to add the colors.  A few drops of Red Pepper, Sunset Orange, and Sunshine Yellow on the felt pad and some random rubbing on my photo paper resulted in some beautiful effects.  Just a bit of black ink along the edges to help the paper blend into the card base and this element was done.

I then stamped the sentiment around the leaf from the Something Within Unity set.

I then took my black card base and I used my score board to create the score lines around the front of the card.  I placed the card  in the top left corner of my martha stewart score board and then scored from 1/4" over and down - down to about 1/4" before the edge.  I did this all the way around the card front creating a square.

A simple cream colored paper for the inside (trying to write a note on black is a bit difficult ;) ) with a bit of black edging and another stamp of the leaf.  For this image I used the Sunset Orange alcohol ink and added it directly to the rubber stamp.  Just touch the tip to the rubber and it comes out in the perfect amount - no need to squeeze the bottle.  I stamped the leaf image directly onto the cream colored paper.  Then I used the Momento black ink pad to stamp the image atop the Orange.

A little touch of ribbon and voila.  Another simple card but I LOVE how it turned out.

Thank you for visiting me today and remember to leave a comment for your chance to win your choice of one of the following Unity kits sponsored by Unity Stamp Company:



Sending My Love
Bitty Backgrounds
Little Me
Bella Fiori
Homegrown
Hugs & Kittens
Handmade Holiday
Bella Trees
Imagine It

23 comments:

motherloves3 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful card, love the colors and thanks for the giveaway.
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Erin said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like how you did the inside too! Really a neat fall card!!!

Denise said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Pretty fall card! I love fall colors too.
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cjs said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a lovely fall card!

Dee in N.H. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Gorgeous card! That background is awesome!!

Jean said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOve this! THanks for the directions on how to do it.

Houses Built of Cards said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is beautiful! I love the scoring on the front of the card - it looks like a piece of art in a frame!

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HandySandy41 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

WOW - this card does remind me of walking in the woods in Wisconsin -- beautiful - thanks. SandyT

jengd said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Gorgeous!! That background is just fabulous- it looks like the leaf is floating a bit above it!

Mary Brown said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I absolutely love, love, love this card!! Beautiful!!

Synthia said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the card inside and out.

sharon g said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Nice technique on the leaf. I've never thought of doing that before....

Emily Keaton said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am in awe of the rich, deep, gorgeous colors you achieved with that wonderful background panel you created. This is stunning!

bethann said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

great card, love the colors

Martha said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

another great project, love it ;)

Linda SS said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

this card is beautiful and very fall. Loved the colering.

Tammy V said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a wonderful card! I love how the alcohol inks came out on the front! I love using those!

Amber S said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oooh, I love the matching inside panel you made.

My Angel said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the background!! Lovely card!!

Jen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Gorgeous - love the colors! So striking!

Marsha said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Like how you stamped the inside of the card too.

Jingle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is very pretty!

Glenda J said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very striking! Nice work.

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