Elizabeth Cooper
I recently purchased my first stamp kit from Unity Stamp Co., and I have to admit, I'm hooked! The stamps are beautiful, and of very good quality. So of course, I had to join in on their monthly challenge for another excuse to use those lovely stamps.

This month's Unity Stamp Challenge is for us to create a card using stamps from Unity Stamp Co. on the theme of "new beginnings". I love challenges that are open to interpretation, so armed with that theme, I set to work. And this is what I came up with:

For me, the saying "Follow Your Heart" has always meant, "Take a risk. Do something that scares you. Try something new." So I couldn't think of a better sentiment to use for this theme.

I started with some vanilla cardstock, which I used for the card base. Then I layered some pattern paper from the Alla-Prima 6x6 paper pad onto some green and kraft cardstock pieces to give the paper a pretty matted-border. I then adhered the new panel to the card, and ran the whole thing through my Big Kick machine using the Cuttlebug Musical Flourish folder to give it that textured look.

For the sentiment, I die cut a piece of kraft cardstock using the Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frame 1 dies. Then I stamped the beautiful stamp, which is part of the Unity Stamp Co. "Follow Your Heart" set, using Versamark ink. I embossed it in white embossing powder and attached it to the card using foam adhesive.

I used some thick twine from my stash to create the "lines" at the top and bottom of the sentiment. Then I layered some Prima flowers and used brads from a Reflections set to create the look I wanted. I adhered them using Glue dots to the twine.

Finally, I used Stickles in X-Mas Red to create the heart outline, and filled it in using more Stickles - in Crystal this time.

1 Response
  1. Virginia L. Says:

    Love the white embossing and striking colors! Beautifully done!