Monday, November 2

Unity Bachelor Bro Week 7

I can't believe it's been so long since I last blogged. Between busy, internet issues and not feeling well for a few days, time passed faster than I thought! I hope that doesn't become a habit - too much to do!  =D

I was only able to play in three of the Bachelor Bro challenges at Unity, but it has definitely been fun! This time around, they asked us to use black, green, orange and purple to make a treat bag, tag or box. Since I'm not much for Halloween, my project came out as a harvest theme.

I took a completely different take on this week's Card Patterns sketch to create a tag and pocket. I used some DCWV scraps from my scrap tray and added these gorgeous images from Unity's Simple Blessings kit. I was NOT expecting such large stamps, but they worked beautifully for this project! To make the sentiment pop a little more, I heat embossed it.

Want to learn a trick I discovered (or maybe someone else already discovered it - I found out by experimenting). I really wanted to use my Memento ink for this project to emboss the sentiment, but it's a dye ink and won't hold the ep since it dries so fast. I thought, "I wonder if stamping in VersaMark first, THEN in the dye ink would allow the ep to stick? Would the VersaMark transfer to the paper, or only the dye ink?" So I tried it. I inked up my stamp with VersaMark, then inked in the Memento, then stamped on my paper. Quickly hit it with some clear embossing worked! You can't imagine my elation! Now I can emboss with ANY dye ink - woohoo!

::ahem:: Okay, back to my regular programming.  ;D  Some raffia to finish off the card was all I needed to give it more of that fall/harvest/homey feel.

supplies ~ cardstock: stash, dsp: DCWV Indian Summer, ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Lilac Posies, images: Unity Simple Blessings

Have a terrific day, and thanks for coming by for a visit today!

5 paper smiles:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

welcome back! this is just beautiful and very fall-ish. i love it. and that's a new "trick" for me too. thanks for sharing.


FibreJunky said...

Cheri, maybe it's because I never knew I "couldn't", but I emboss with Memento all the time. Love your project! The tag is great!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

cute cute cute!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! and the colours are so vibrant and rich!!!

whoistracy said...

Love your sweet little tags and the touches of raffia. Perfect!

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