Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Growing in Unity
Unity Stamp Company

Day 3

Hello Crafty Friends.
So glad to have you visit me today.
Today is Day 3 of the GIU week over here on my blog.
And it is a special day because I don't only get to share my project with all of you here but my project also gets highlighted on Unity's blog too.  

Of course I made a little something extra special for today.
But lets get to the details about this week first.
If you missed Day 1 or Day 2 make sure you head over and check both days out and leave a comment. 

This week I will be sharing my projects with you using Unity Stamps.

Stay with me all week and be in the chance to be the 2 lucky commenters that are announced, 2 winners of 25 Random Stamps from Unity Stamp Company.

The more you comment.. The better your chance at getting selected. Comment every day and that gives you 5 chances to win.

 As always make sure to check out Unity's blog and Facebook page everyday.  There is a new GIU Girl every week you can follow along with as well as plenty of fun things and inspiration happening on Unity's blog and Unity's Facebook page
What better way to be a part of the Growing in Unity Girls than to Have a card made just for the cause. 
Today my card is Growing in Unity.  Using the sentiment stamp from the Growing in Unity Stamp set.  This is one Beautiful set and one of my very favorite ones. I also used the Gorgeous whimsical bird from this set.
  Here is my card:

 This one was really fun to make.  I first started out by stamping the beautiful whimsical bird on brown card stock.
From there I use Tim Holtz distress ink to distress the sides all around it.  I took my Archival Ink pad (pearlescent sky blue) and dabbed a dry baby wipe on the pad and rubbed it over and around the stamp.
At this point is where I chose the rest of my papers.  I used Maja designs (for my second layer) and Prima papers (3rd layer)for the pattern papers. And again another brown card stock distressed around the edges.  Each layer I used white card stock behind to make each one pop out. I also used my Spellbinder Die to cut out a cute design that I tucked in behind the first layer. and wrapped some linen thread around the 2nd layer. I used gesso on chipboards and distressed them in the same colors to make my own embellishment with a cute little key on top. I added a gray rose flower from my stash to balance the card out. 
The last thing I did was add the sentiment. 
I stamp it on Brown card stock and did the same technique as I did around the first stamp.  Then I used my Fiskars circle punch to cut it out. 
Here is a few more photos

a close up of the chip board embellishment.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for all the comments everyone has already left.  They do mean so much and encourage me to keep crafting and trying new things.  I love to inspire others to do the same.  Being a part of the crafting community is awesome.  We all support each other in so many ways. 

Make sure you comment all week long for your chance to win some of Unity's amazing stamps.  
I hope you come back tomorrow and check out the project I made.

Supplies used:
Unity stamp's: The Growing in Unity set
Tim Holtz: Distress Ink's -Walnut stain & Antique Linen
Maja Designs: Vintage Autumn Basics
Prima: 6X6 Paper pad - Timeless memories
Spellbinders: Die d-lites - Fancy label tags
Spellbinders: Celebra'tions Linen thread
Studio 18: Chipboard shapes

Thank you for stopping by today.
Hope to see you tomorrow.