Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Growing in Unity ~ Day 3

How do you pick a favorite Angie Girl?

About a month ago, Whitney posted on the Unity {Show & Tell} Facebook page, "What's Your Favorite Stamp set?"  Immediately, I responded, "Sunset Promise".  But when I pondered over which ONE Angie Girl to use this week, that's a tough call. Maybe you will tell me in the comments today, your favorite Angie Girl and why.

For today, I picked LIZZIE GIRL because of the sentiment on her cover 'Showered with Love'.  To me, that is what Angie Girls images are all about ~ they shower us, the card makers and the recipients, with love and encouragement whether it's in the spring, fall, winter or summer.

Today's card is a modified Z fold card.  The stitched clouds are from Gina Marie Designs,  the rain drops and the inside sentiment are from the Unity February, 2012 KOM.

Here are the details of the project if you'd like to make a similar card:
I stamped the rain drops over a full page of card stock and Copic colored with several shades of blue.  Then I sprayed that sheet with Perfect Pearls Mist and set it aside to dry.  
Lizzie was stamped on 110# card stock and Copic colored, then fussy cut out and matted on a 4 x 6 piece of the  rain drop paper, which was then matted on black and then on yellow 
(increasing 1/4" around with each layer). 

The sentiment stamp for the inside was stamped and cut the  
exact same measurements as the front piece. I added gold metallic ink to the dots and over the sun for sparkles and a touch of light blue to shade the cloud. 

For the base, I cut a piece of yellow card stock, 12 x 6 1/2".  
I folded it in half, then folded the top piece at 3 1/2".  
Next cut a piece of coordinating purple to fit inside the three yellow boxes,  
leaving a little bit of the yellow showing. 

Line up the inside sentiment piece and the top piece with Lizzie on it, then glue down. 
{NOTE: Only glue Lizzie on the left side.}
Add die cut clouds and rain drop embellishments to finish. 

As your supply of Unity stamps continues to grow, I challenge you to look back, especially in your sentiments to mix and match with today's newer images.  That is another huge plus for Unity's products and their quality.  Not only are the stamps of high quality but the sentiments are so encouraging and appropriate to use over and over again.

Another reason to comment below ~ you may be one of the lucky winners at the end of my week, as Unity Stamp Co. will be giving away 25 random stamps to two people who comment on my blog. 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will come back tomorrow 
to see another Unity project.
Serving a Risen Savior, 

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Growing in Unity ~ Day 2

There is just something neat about an old truck, or is it just me?
Being a professional photographer, I've been known to stop about anywhere alongside the road to get a quick 
shot of a vintage truck.   So when Unity Stamp Co. came out with the stamp set A Guy and His Truck, (UK-874A) by Angie Blom, it was headed to my house fairly quickly.  

Because I have not had any formal Copic training, a lot of attempts are made before I get to a card image worth keeping.  Learning to color rust on a car or truck is a skill I have not quite mastered yet, but this one turned out close enough to share with you today.  

The image is stamped on 110# card stock and Copic colored.  I used a Spellbinder Deckled Edge die on the image and the matting pieces.  
The sentiment is from the Unity set WIB-821-Loved All Over.

Once you get an image colored to your satisfaction, don't be afraid to color the background.  Sometimes that's a hard 'next step'.  It's okay to fussy cut and place your images on a background too, but coloring your own background will add another level of joy to your coloring. Like the background here, the warm yellows coming from behind the truck intensify the feeling of the sentiment of making you feel loved all over! 

If you'd like to color your image in similar colors, the Copic references that I used are:
Truck BG13, G19, G28; Tires, C1-C7 & B000; Rust E07, R17, YR14; Hearts R06, R14, R24, R22, R29, R43, RV34; Background  (ground) G28,G19, BG13; (sky) YR16, YR12, Y19, Y08, Y02. 

Thank you for stopping by today. Don't forget to comment below to be eligible for the  drawing from Unity Stamp Co.  Two winners will receive 25 random stamps from Unity from the comments on my blog during this week.

Serving a Risen Savior,

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Monday, January 15, 2018

A Week of Growing in Unity ~ Day 1

A special greeting this morning to my new readers from Unity Stamp followers as I begin my week of sharing.  I am thrilled to be part of the Growing in Unity 2018 project.

When Unity released the Broken Look Beautiful Angel stamp a few months ago, I just knew I wanted her to be my first posting during my GIU week.  Then, the Unity {Show & Tell} Facebook page started filling up with such beautiful card creations using that image.... and I began having second thoughts.  
However everyone sees an image differently and my vision of this lovely lady was firmly drawn in my head, 
she arrived, and there was no turning back.
Here is my card using the beautiful stamp designed by Angie Blom.

I stamped the image on 110# card stock and also on Vellum.  Using washi tape, I masked out the area around the flowers on her gown, and stamped two rows of them side by side on another piece of vellum and set those aside to dry.

The image on card stock will go inside the card.  I colored her using the following copic markers: 
Heart V05, Leaves G40, G43, Flesh E0000, V20, E40, Flowers, RV55, R20, Dress R01, R11, Hair E13, E33, E55, E57, Wings Gold Metallic pen, and set her aside while I put the card base together.

The card base is a 12" x 6" piece of scrapbook paper folded at 6".  After deciding where I wanted the angel to go inside the card, I took a Spellbinder S5-014, Small Deckled Mega Rectangle and cut a window out on the FRONT of the card, so you could see the inside angel.  Then carefully lined up the vellum angel over the image and glued her to the inside front cover of the card base. The 'All The Best' greeting washi tape seemed to fit perfectly with the sentiment on the stamp, so I added it across the top of the card.  For the finishing touches I added the double row of vellum flowers for balance and the loopy string bow with the heart charm.

I love the softness the vellum adds to this card, both closed where you can see a hint of the color behind, 

and open where the vellum is still so soft, yet the colored image allows her beauty to shine.

What a wonderful encouraging stamp that can be used on many occasions. 
I hope you enjoyed my project idea using the Broken Look Beautiful Angel stamp.

During this week of Growing In Unity, anyone who comments will be entered into a random drawing for a prize of 25 random stamps from Unity, so please comment below.

Thanks you for stopping by ~ Be sure to come back tomorrow to see another Unity project. 
Serving a Risen Savior ~

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