Monday, August 31

Growing in Unity Day 1...with blog candy!

**SECOND POST FOR TODAY - SCROLL DOWN FOR THE WHIMSY CHALLENGE POST!**




Welcome to the first day of Growing in Unity on my blog! For those of you who are new to Unity, I will be sharing a Unity project every day on my blog. It may be a card, an altered item...who knows? =D

Make sure you leave a comment each day to be entered for a chance to win a Unity single OF YOUR CHOICE - yippee! You can see all the wonderful Unity goodness HERE.

Today, I'm sharing with you a card I made for one of my cousins, Sandi. She's the one cousin I get to see or talk to on most of my visits home, and is the closest to me in age. It's been a while since I've written her, so I thought a card on her birthday would be fun.

I also decided to enter this one in Ashley's Etsy Inspired Challenge this week. I've wanted to try it out for a while, but just never seem to have time. The store we were asked to visit is called Red Crow Arts, and I found this mosaic mirror. I like the simple, clean layout, and the color of the mosaic fragments felt so earthy.



I used the bingo card and one of the sentiments from the August Stampin' Store Kit. It has a distressed feel to it already, so I decided to bang up my card in keeping with the stamp. First I crumpled up the cardstock I was stamping on, then smoothed it out a bit and used some Ranger distress ink to add color to the bumpy parts. Then I smoothed it out some more, stamped the card and "LUCKY" sentiment over that in black ink, and cut out the image. I used my scissors and fingernails to rough up the edges of each layer, then adhered it all to the card front.

I usually glue close to the edge or in corners to keep the card flat. This time, though, I glued about an inch away from the edges to let them pull away a bit for a little more texture and character.

The inside of the card reads: "I'm sure you're not as old as this card, and you certainly look better than it does! Have a happy birthday!"

supplies ~ cream cardstock: stash, dsp: DCWV Old World Stack, image: Unity August Stampin' Store kit {100% happy}

That's about it for me today, but be sure to comment to enter for the Unity single of your choice. I'll pick a winner on Friday after 5:00 pm AKDT. Good luck, and thanks for visiting!


49 paper smiles:

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I didn't know this, glad to know where to come for projects!

Stephanie said...

Great card and I especially love your sentiment!

Stephanie said...

Great card and I especially love your sentiment!

Marcy H ~~ MI said...

Beautiful card! Love the sentiment inside...

dclouser said...

Your cousin will love this card - very original and it will make her smile for sure!

BishopsMommie said...

great card totally love that stamp!!

Little GTO said...

I really like Red Crow Arts. Like that card for your cousin. The inside cracked me up.
Sharon L

Gwen said...

Great card for the EIC! Happy
Monday!

StampinCathy said...

Congrats on your week of sharing the UNITY love! Wow your cards are fabulous and love the sentiment you added inside too. Can't wait to see all your UNITY Mojo this week.

Martha said...

adorable!

Nikki said...

Cute card! I love it!

- Brenda - said...

Very cute card! I'm from Anchorage originally - we used to have moose in our front yard or barreling down the street we lived on - middle of the city nonetheless! Thanks for sharing :)

whoistracy said...

Beautiful Cheri! Love the distressed touches on your card.

Diane said...

Great project! Love the distressed and vintage "feel" to it! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Kerry said...

I love the distressing and texture of this card! Thanks for playing along with us in the EIC challenge this week!

Kary Sol said...

Fantastic card!!!
Very beautyful!
Thanks for all

Amy :) said...

thanks for sharing!

4guysandagirl said...

Too funny!! The card is beautiful!!!

Rona said...

Great card Cheri! Love distressin'

MommaJess said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I like your card and the sentiment is great.

Lori said...

Great card--love your take on the inspiration piece! Looking forward to the creations the rest of the week!

Angie's Scrappin Spot said...

love how you did this card, love the sentiment too.

jan farnworth said...

what a great card and thanks for sharing all the deets on how you got it to looks so old. great job.

Ravengirl said...

Your card looks great. You really captured the distressed look well!

Dawn K. said...

love this! good luck this week!!

Margaret Kane Ward said...

cute card; love the colors and your sense of humor is great!! I'm sure your cousin's gonna love it.

L. Akins said...

Lovely card. I look forward to all your creations this week.

Emily said...

Haha, I like the inside sentiment. Cute card.

Sandra said...

you are too funny - you will bring a smile to her face for sure!
thanks for the fun!
sandra

Katy said...

cute card!! love the inside :)

lana said...

loving the unity stamps can't wait to see what you create.

Anonymous said...

great card!

Stacy

marilyn said...

Cool sentiment!!! Love that bingo stamp!

JESSICA said...

Great card! I'll be checking your Unity ideas...love those stamps!

jennifer mitten said...

Great card! I'm sure your cousin will love it.

Rachel said...

Great card!

klasickewpie said...

Awesome card. Sentiment definetly goes with the distressed card.

Bogner's said...

Wow, what a cool focal image. Love the colors and that wrinkled look!

starqueen said...

Happy Unity Week! Who would of thought that distressing and dirtying up a card could be so neat?? Thanks for sharing!

Jennine ~CravenCreations.com said...

Great card! I just love this stamp!

~~Audrey~~ said...

That's one of my fav stamp in the store kit. Luv how you gave it the distressed look.

Monika in VA said...

Too funny! Your cousin is sure to get a kick out of it too!

Moni said...

Fab card, love the look! Hugs,Moni

Kim Marie said...

Hilarious ;) Nice job!
Kim Marie

Debbi said...

Beautiful card and I love your playlist. It's so nice to see and hear people share their love for God. Thanks for sharing.

Jillisgram said...

Perfect sentiment for your card ---how cleaver!

cjs said...

Really terrific card!

de said...

CONGRATS! You won the EtsyInspired challenge and the gift from Red Crow Arts! Your card is amazing and the Unity week is SO much fun! You rocked it!

FibreJunky said...

Great sentiment on the inside! Too funny!

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