Friday, June 24, 2011

Unity Stamps Friends with Flair Friday

It's Friends with Flair Friday over at the Unity Stamps blog!  Welcome to anyone who is popping in from Unity :)
I didn't get to a layout using the stamps this week like I'd planned, but managed a few quick cards yesterday.
The first is a sympathy card that used the "I Swear" kit from Up The Street.  I love this stamp from May's Unity KOM and I've actually already done another card like this in different colours (but forgot to photograph it before it was sent out).  I stamped using Versafine in Smokey Gray and then went over it with Perfect Pearls in Blue Patina and Green Patina.  I was trying to replicate the same colour as the metallic cardstock in the background and was quite pleased with the end results.
It doesn't really show up in the photo, but the colours are almost identical. 
And a suuuper quick card using Tim Holtz paper and some fun trim I've been hoarding.  I love that you can mix and match the greetings from the Itty Bitties.
When I use white (or black) embossing powders for an image, I also like to do a rough "frame" around the outside of the paper to pull it all together.

Supplies used:
Patterned Papers ... Crate Portait Bouquet & Accent Cuts, Tim Holtz Paper Stash Lost & Found
Specialty Paper ... Bazzill Emerald Metallic
Inks & Embossing Powder ... Ranger Embossing & Antique Linen Distress Ink, Versafine Smokey Gray, unknown white embossing powder, Ranger Pewter Blue & Pewter Green Perfect Pearls
Trim ... unknown

Be sure to visit the Unity website.  They've just released a new series of stamps co-branding with Simple Stories and have a wonderful sale going on for the next few days.  Great deals to be had!

11 comments:

Kary said...

Hi Tara! WOW!! Love the beautiful frame on your first card and the awesome design of your bicycle card. Great job!

Sarah said...

The bicycle card is gorgeous!

jennifer mitten said...

These cards are beautiful, totally love that bike card, though:-)

marilyn said...

Simply AMAZING! Love the patterned paper frame on the first card and the texture and colors on the bicycle card and breathtaking. WOW.

Eva said...

Your cards are both amazing, love the white embossed bicycle, super creative.

sharon g said...

I LOVE the bike card. Want to know how you did the ribbon....

cinmfoster said...

Beautiful cards. Love the frame and how you stamped the bicycle.

Ruby said...

Very nice card.

Jen said...

I love both cards!

Toni K said...

WOW!!! And I mean that! These are GORGEOUS!!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Both are SOOO cute!!!

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