Friday, November 27, 2009

Unity Stamps Cards

Hello, Friends! How did you do with your Black Friday shopping? Well, I did go shopping yesterday even when I said I wouldn't. We went out to breakfast in a town that isn't really known for it's shopping malls and such. We decided to stop by a few stores and what do you know, it was like any other day. I was a bit surprised by the lack of shoppers. We were able to shop for sales without the crazy crowds. It was wonderful! LOL!

Okay. . .I have two cards to share with you and they're non-Christmas cards. I really needed to take a break from making them. I decided to work with my Unity stamps and make a card that is different from my typical layout.

What do you think? I like the scrappy look to it. It's nice to do something different once in a while. I also did a bit of sewing too!

I stamped the image directly on to the designer paper and added the sentiment by stamping on the Nestabilities shape. I found a spool of ribbon on the dollar rack at the fabric section of JoAnns. You can sometimes find nice stuff at the fabric section. I love going to different aisles at the craft store . . .it's like going on an adventure. It's sometimes fun to step away from the card making/scrapbooking section and look for craft goodies elsewhere. Many times they are less costly than the ones found in the scrapbooking section.

Card details:

Stamps: Unity Stamps KOM Oct 09 Wherever You Go
Papers: SU Soft Sky, Creamy Caramel, DCWV designer paper
Ink: SU Night of Nave, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Nestabilities, Round Corner Punch, Buttons, trimmings, embroidery floss

With this card, I decided to do something different again. I was inspired by Mel's box of Mel Stampz. I love how she does a lot of sewing on her cards. It's a bit more time consuming to hand sew your cards but I love the effect. Mel had added beads to her stitches but I couldn't find my beads so I decided to use my Scribbles Iridescent paint to add the faux beads. Sometimes you just need to improvise.

I also added dew drops to the ribbon. You find these cute dew drops at Little C's. What do you think of the lace? The lace is actually a garage sale find. You either think I'm cheap or resourceful. LOL! I don't know. . .card making stuff is expensive and if you can find quality stuff at dirt cheap prices, why not huh? It's more what you do with those dirt cheap stuff that counts. Well, that's my philosophy anyway.

Anyway, I need to finish up my Christmas shopping today so I'll end it here. My goal is to get it done by this weekend. Wish me luck, folks!

Hope you have a beautiful Saturday!

Card Details:

Stamps: Unity Stamps KOM Oct 09 Wherever You Go
Paper: SU designer paper, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Copic Markers, SU Always Artichoke, Scribbles Iridescent Paint
Accessories: Nestabilities, SU Satin Ribbon, Embroidery floss, Dew Drops, lace


WickedPixie said...

Maria, these are both great cards! I really LOVE that top one! So whimsical! :-)Traci

Basement Stamper said...

Both cards are gorgeous, but I absolutely adore the top one. The colors of it and the design are perfect!

Diane said...

Oh Maria,they are both oh so pretty1!!

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

These are simply stunning Maria! LOVE the texture and as usual your use of colour is breathtakingly lovely. GOtta love Unity stamps. :-)

L.A. said...

Both cards are fabulous but the dew drops on the ribbon? Simply wonderful!!

doris said...

OMG, OMG Maria, both cards are gorgeous... Beautiful... Wonderful... "PERFECT"!!

xoxo doris

Rita said...

Both cards are gorgeous but the first one is my favorite, maybe because its so different! It has that country whimsical feel to it, I luv it!

Joy said...

what lovely cards you have made! sorry I have been MIA! love to see all your beautiful creations! they are so pleasant to look at! you are so sweet and thanks for sharing all you wonderful ideas with us! hope you have a wonderful week! black Friday for me was crazy! will never attempt to do that again! take care!

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