Growing in Unity: Day 3

Another day, another card!

I decided to change it up a little with these cards. I've had this set for awhile now and I got it because of its layering potential! I'm also Lisa Arana's (artist) biggest fan! This set comes with quite a few sentiments - another reason to love Unity designs. They give you plenty of sentiment options to take a stamp set and create a whole bunch of cards with it! That's pretty much what I did here...

I created this cards using Unity: ...Smile, it's your day.




I sometimes find choosing colours quite challenging, so to help inspire me I did a quick Pinterest search for spring palette. I picked a few ink colours (Altenew inks) and started stamping away! I used my MISTI to assist in the stamp process and will admit that it is more challenging to layer a rubber stamp then a clear stamp - but I wasn't aiming for perfection! I first stamped my based colours and went over them with the outline stamp and didn't mind if they didn't line up perfectly... 

I had a bit of time when I was creating this card and was lucky enough to create  another two more cards. So I decided to play around with colours - introducing shades of grey into the ink mix and came up with the card below.




The final card I decided to use the flower in the set that I hadn't used for the first two cards.



All cards have a masking element in them - once I decided where my sentiment would go I masked that small area off with masking paper. I wanted these to be single layer cards because I knew I would machine sew a border around the sentiments. I also outlined the flowers/leaves with a glitter pen to add another element to the card and finished each card of with a few My Little Paper World sequins.  

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm loving the comments and positive feedback so far...keep them coming! At the end of my GIU week 2 lucky winners will be drawn to win a grab bag prize pack!

Happy Crafting!

Growing in Unity: Day 1 - here
Growing in Unity: Day 2 - here  

Samantha

Comments

  1. The cards are beautiful! I love your use of cheerful color schemes!

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  2. Lovely cards and sentiments! I never noticed this set before! I love the last card and the wonky flowers...so pretty and cheerful!

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  3. Love all the flowers! Very cheery and fun cards!

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  4. Your cards are absolutely perfect ! Once again, I’m a huge fan of your choice of colors. margessw@icloud.com

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  5. Love this card, and you are right the sentiments at Unity are great. I have never seen a card I can remember with t his set. I would like to know what is the edge of your pictures, is it a die cut you use to make the edge. Beautiful love the colors.

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  6. These are cute... and very versatile! Great job!!

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  7. Very cheery cards with these sentiments and the colors.

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  8. These are wonderful layered images, so fun.

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  9. My list of much needed stamps keeps getting bigger haha! I sooooo enjoy the colors of your cards! So fun

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  10. Love your cards. So bright and happy feeling

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  11. I love these cards, the colours are so pretty

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  12. How I wish it were spring here- cold and a chance of snow : ) Loving your spring colors and pretty flower cards- again, love the stitching you add to your cards!

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  13. Thanks for using this stamp kit. This was one of the first kits that I purchased from Unity. I have used the sentiments but not the flowers. I will have to try this.

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  14. I love how you used the stamps to create your own background .. so cute!!

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  15. very pretty cards...thanx for sharing....

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  16. Again today, your cards are simply fantastic ! I really love your style. margessw@icloud.com

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  17. The dangerous thing about GIU and the Unity group is you see people use stamps you'd never seen before, or even more so, saw but not considered, and then all of a sudden you think yeah, I want that one. I probably would have dismissed this set, but I really like that last card you made.

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  18. I love thes floral cards.

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  19. The flowers are really cute. I've never seen that stamp before....I also like the stitching that you added on other cards. Nice touch.

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  20. Oh love them a lot. The floral background is beautiful on each card.

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