Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Growing in Unity 2019 - Day 3

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  It's Day 3 of my Growing in Unity Week!  I made a simple birthday card today because I'm always needing birthday cards!!  The Unity Stamp Sets used on today's card are Holy Cow and  Barn Wall stamp sets.

This is such a simple card and I think the Barn Wall Background stamp gives it a fun masculine feel. The Barn Wall was stamped onto Soft Suede Cardstock using Soft Suede Ink for a fun tone-on-tone look.  It was layered onto 80# Neenah Classic Solar White Cardstock.  I ran a piece of ribbon around the two layers and adhered it to the back before mounting the layers onto a Basic Black Cardstock A2 Card Base.   Both the Cow and sentiment image were stamped in Versafine Black Onyx Ink onto 110# Neenah Classic Solar White Cardstock and then cut out with Square Framelits.  I matted the square with a scallop in Black Cardstock.  I added Dimensionals onto the top and bottom of the square avoiding the section where the ribbon would be.  I tied a piece of Linen Thread into a knot around the ribbon on the left side of the cow panel.  I ran the Linen Thread through a brown button and tied it into a simple bow on the front of the button.  Two mini glue dots were adhered to the back of the button to keep it in place.  

Here's the inside of the card using another of the sentiments from the stamp set.....

 I'm always in need of masculine birthday cards so I thought this one was perfect!  

Make sure you comment for a chance to win one of two Unity Prize Packs this week!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Growing In Unity 2019 - Day 2

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  It's Day 2 of my Growing in Unity Week.   The stamp set I used is "Sweet Elle".  This is the 2nd baby shower card I've made with this cute stamp set.  One of the things I LOVE about it is that you can use it for a baby boy or girl and that you can coordinate it with the colors of the nursery.  This card was made for my daughter's baby shower for a baby girl using Blush and Navy...   When my daughter opened the gift, she commented immediately on the colors being the colors of the nursery.  Isn't that the coolest??

I did some basic Copic Coloring... I'm certainly not a Copic Expert!  I love that the stamp set already has the Elephant grounded... so no need to create shadows!  I stamped it on Neenah Classic Solar White 80# Cardstock and then matted it on Navy Blue Cardstock.  I used a piece of Patterned Paper in Blush and gold in the background and matted it on more Navy Cardstock.  I ran a piece of Blush ribon around the back patterned paper layer first and then added the top stamped panel with Dimensionals at the top and the bottom of the rectangle.  This two layer card front was mounted on an A2 cardbase of 110# Neenah Classic Solar White Cardstock.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please don't forget to comment for a chance to win one of two prize packs from Unity!  Blessings, Tina

Monday, July 29, 2019

Growing in Unity 2019 - Day 1

Hello and Happy Monday!  I'm so excited that today starts my Growing in Unity Week with Unity Stamp Co.  Unity was one of the first on line stamp companies that I found when I first began cardmaking about 15 years ago!  I have loved them ever since that very first day I discovered their fabulous website!!!  My love for them has cetainly grown as they continue to have some of the most beautiful designs and there are so many stamps to choose from!  My first stamps from Unity were from their Itty Bitty Stamp Collection.  Just so you know.. the Itty Bitty Stamps are NOT itty bitty at all.....they are honestly perfect for cardmaking!  This week I'll be using a wide variety of Unity Stamps.  Today's card features the Border Background Stamp Set called "Charm" and a Sentiment Stamp Set called " very grateful"!

One of the things I love so much about Unity stamps is the detail.  This background stamp is a perfect example of such beautiful detail in the image that it really requires very little coloring.  I stamped the image on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Versafine Black Onyx Ink.  Once dried I used Zig Clean Color Markers to add just a little color and used an Aqua Painter to move the color around.  The fabulous thing about Bristol Smooth Cardstock is that it really allows the water to move the color.   I stamped the sentiment from the so very grateful sentiment set in Versafine Black Onyx Ink on another piece of Bristol Smooth.  I used some Circle Dies to cut out the sentiment and matted it with a piece of  bright Pink Cardstock.  I used rectangle dies to cut out the Charm Border Background Panel and then matted it in the same bright Pink Cardstock and then Black Cardstock before adhereing to an A2 Cardbase of Neenah Classic Solar White 110# Cardstock.  The matted sentiment circle was popped up with Dimensionals in the center of the card front.  Lastly I added 3 Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti Sequins to finish it off!

This card is going to a very special person.  My son recently was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome and it has really thrown my family into a tail spin.  My son, Wayne, is 32 years old, a former U.S. Marine and as healthy as could be until last Monday.  His fabulous girlfriend and now Fiance,  Kaitlin, has  been right by his side and helping with everything from the very first day.  After 8 days of being in the hospital and now in In-Patient Rehab, she continues to do everything she can to make his room as homey as possible to make things just a little more bearable for him.  I am so very grateful for her heart of gold!  I don't know how we would have made it through all of this without her!  His perfect idea of a proposal wasn't exactly in ICU but plans change and he didn't want to waste another second letting her know what she meant to him!

So Kaitlin, I hope you love your card as much as I loved making it!

Don't forget to comment on my Growing in Unity posts for a chance to win a Unity Prize Package!  I will be chosing two winners from this week's commenters!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Thursday, July 11, 2019

OSAT Blog Hop Down on the Farm

Hello and Welcome to the One Stamp At  A Time Down on the Farm Blog Hop!  If you've already been hopping, thanks so much for continuing on!  If you are starting with me, please make sure that you use the blog roll at the end of the post to continue on for tons of  Stampin' Up! Inspiration!

I used a combination of the Country Home Stamp Set and the Birch Background Stamp.  I've seen the Birch stamp used with many different ink colors but I decided to use it in Early Espresso on Whisper White and I LOVED the look of it.  

I stamped the cotton floral spray onto Whisper White Cardstock and used my Stampin' Blends to color it in.  The Milk Can was stamped on a scrap of Smoky Slate and then highlighted with a Smoky Slate Stampin' Blend to add a little depth on the sides.  I fussy cut it out and attached it with multipurpose adhesive directly under the cotton arrangement. I stamped the label with Hello on a scrap of Whisper White and fussy cut it and attached to the front of the Milk Can.   I added a little Smoky Slate to each side of the ground next to the Milk Can to ground it.  The Stitched Rectangles were used to cut out the panel and it was matted it in Early Espresso.  The front panel of Birch was attached to a top folding Early Espresso Card Base.  I love the stark contrast of the White and Early Espresso.... soooooo pretty!

For my coordinating item, I decided to go with a super simple post-it note holder.  I actually prefer to use mini magnet snaps but I was currently out of them so I went with velco dots.  I added a little Early Espresso on the back of the whisper white to add a little more strength to the top flap.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

PCC343 Designer's Choice with Concord & 9th Butterfly Love Bundle

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I'm so sorry I've been MIA lately!  My day job has kept me stressed out and working a lot of hours.  Luckily the amazing Pam Staples announced that this week's Paper Craft Crew Challenge was Designer's Choice!  Oh my how I love Designer's Choice!  I recently purchased a few Concord & 9th goodies and was super excited to use them to create a couple of cards.  I'm a huge fan of anything butterfly so the new Butterfly Love Bundle really called to me!

So my first card was done with subtle colors with touches of Black.  I stamped the turnabout butterfly background in SU Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Seaside Spray and Soft Sea Foam.  I added a few black splatters and stamped the sentiment in the lower front in Versafine Black Ink and then Clear Embossed.  The larger butterfly was stamped in Seaside Spray onto Whisper White cardstock and then cut with the coordinating die.  I added a die cut black body for the butterfly.  I adhered the body of the butterfly down with Gina K Connect Glue and then added some Foam Tape under the wings to add dimension.  I adhered the front panel onto a Matt of Basic Black Cardstock and then added that to a card base of 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.  

For my 2nd card, the turnabout background was stamped tone-on-tone with SU Terra Cotta Tile Ink and Cardstock on all 4 turns.  The large butterfly was also stamped in Terra Cotta Tile but on Whisper White Cardstock.  I added a black die cut body as well as three black small butterflies.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Ink on the bottom of the top panel and then heat embossed.  I added a super thin black matt and a few black ink splatters and then finished it off with three sparkling clear confetti sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.