Thursday, December 28, 2017

GIU Post #4 - Love You This Much!

Hello!  Hope you've been having a fabulous week!  This has been such a wonderful week for me being a Growing in Unity Gal!  I have had so much fun creating with these fabulous stamp sets!  Some of them I had purchased for one reason or another but hadn't used yet.  This has given me such a great opportunity to get them out and just have a blast making cards!  

Right now I'm thinking ahead to Valentine's Day with the fun owl in Unity's  "love you this much" stamp set!  I absolutely LOVE owls and this little guy is just adorable!


I started with an 11" x 4 1/4" piece of Basic Black Cardstock, scored at 5 1/2" for a top folding note card.  I added a piece of 5 1/2" x 3 3/4" piece of a wooden plank patterned paper.  My owl was heat embossed in black onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks and an aqua painter to color my owl and then fussy cut him out.  Since I'm not an expert at the whole fussy cutting thing.. I ran the brush tip of a black marker around the edges so there was no white showing.  I then stamped the exact same owl and heart image with Real Red Ink onto a piece of blue watercolor look patterned paper.  I loved how it almost looked like clouds in the background!  A Real Red Marker was used to color in the hearts (of course they look a little darker since they were stamped onto blue paper).  I used a Circle Framelit Die to cut out around the owl that was stamped on the blue paper and cut out a black scallop to layer behind the circle.  Tombow Multipurpose Glue was used to adhere the colored owl over the owl that was stamped on the circle so that only the surrounding hearts were showing.   Some Glossy Accents was added over the hearts as well as the owl's eyes.  I decided that my owl looked like he was floating so I used the same circle framelits to cut a small piece of kraft cardstock for him to stand on by first cutting out a portion of a circle and  using the same framelit to cut in the other direction making a small hill.   The sentiment " I love you this much" was heat embossed with black on the lower right side.  I added a piece of Natural twine on the top fold and tied it in a bow on the left side of the card and allowed the ends to hang down ... my scissors helped to curl the ends a bit.  Last but not least I added a few Lucy's Little Things Rainbow Jewels in blue to finish this one off!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Remember I'll be drawing two winners to win some Unity Stamps so be sure to leave me a comment!  Blessings, Tina


38 comments:

  1. This card is adorable. I love the owl stamps. I have the large one with balloons for birthdays and love it, I can use it so many different ways. Love the way you did your owl

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  2. I love this card so much! Love the owl stamps! Have them all and they are the cutest! Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  3. I love this owl card, the wood look background is really neat.

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  4. I like how you put him on a hill instead of floating...good idea. Little tips like that are great!

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  5. so exciting for me when I love a card and I have the stamp used....gonna go make this one right ;away...love it!

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  6. I love this quirky owl but your design has really made it even cuter. Great card

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  7. This guy is adorable. I really like the few extra touches you add like the twine and dots.

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  8. This is so cute!!!! You’ve done an awesome job!

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  9. Very cute!!. I love Lisa Arana's Owls!!!. Made me smile.

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  10. Love the wood plank background and the adorable owl.

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  11. I love this card. Owls are my favorite right now. Very creative.

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  12. Like the background for this owl stamp.

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  13. I just love owls! The background is so cute the stamp and coloring. Thanks for the inspiration

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  14. The little owl is adorable, and looks great with the wood background. Is he a barn owl, because the wood looks like barn wood. Nice job.

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  15. It's fun to see this little guy come to life in your card!

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  16. Can’t go wrong with that pretty background paper. I love the owl stamps you can do so many things and unlike me their ageless.

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  17. So sweet!!! I will have to case this!!!

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  18. Owls are my favourite too, and this one is adorable

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  19. I’m in love with this card! It is adorable. Love the color choices too !

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  20. Love your adorable and cute owl card.I,also, loved your fabulous background.Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  21. I love owls, too! I have a couple of this cutie. Love your card and the wood paper BG. Cute design.

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  22. Unity's owl stamps are always so adorable! You did such a good job with it.

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  23. You color chose has made me reconsider some combination.

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  24. Oh my gosh, I love this card! It's adorable!

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  25. Adorable! This little owl is quickly becoming a favorite of mine because of cute cards like this one

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  26. Aren't the owls just the best? I only have two, but I'm looking for excuses to get more!

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  27. I love this adorable warm and happy card! Love the little owl!

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  28. Beautiful! I love the dimension. The owl is popping out of the tree. Love the patterned background. Great job!

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  29. So super cute. I love all you added to the "background" to make that adorable owl "pop". Great job!

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  30. I just got this stamp set! I love the owls and this whole card.

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  31. That owl is super cute !
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  32. Unity's owl designs are some of my faves! Love this cute card!

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