Hello Unity Friends!
I am so excited to be a part of the Growing in Unity Blog Hop! I am just as eager as you are to hop the blogs of my fellow GIU's! I know that I am not alone when I say how thankful I am to have found Unity Stamp Co. The quality of their stamps are unmatched, and the wide range of selection meets the taste of every stamper.
I had the best time yesterday creating the two cards I am featuring today. Dawn inspired me to make my first Christmas card of the year! I typically make more of a simple card that I can easily duplicate. Unless I am making a Christmas card for my dearest friends and family. This one is for a niece that I just adore. I know she will love Aubree Girl as much as I loved coloring her!
Most of the cards I create using Angie Girls are made with this similar design. I can't seem to get away from it. I just love it so much!
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Here are the details of creating the Aubree Girl card.
The card is an A2 cut vertically. (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) My go to and favorite size. The beautiful background paper is from a 4x6 Paper Studio pack called Old World Winter. (I have it in 12x12 too :) I cut just enough to hid the end behind Aubree. I stamped her on a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper and colored her with my Altenew watercolors. I added Sprinkled Sugar Stickles to her waistband, shoes and the top & fluff ball of her hat. It gives wonderful dimension and such a pretty sparkle! After she was completely dry I ran her through my Gemini to cut the border. I think I bought the border die from Lawn Fawn a few years ago. This was before I started keeping all the packing my supplies come in. Lesson learned! I always love the look of adding washi to a corner. And that snowflake! I love it! I keep a nice collection of wooden and metal charms that I buy in small bulk from Amazon. I just love adding them to most of my creations! The sentiment is from Graciellie Designs "Cheery Christmas". I heat embossed it onto a piece of vellum. I wish I had cut the vellum to fit the entire length of the card. I really like that look when using vellum.
This next card I made as a thank you card to give our daughters in-laws. My husband and I are traveling to our farmhouse in Arkansas next week and they will be having us to their home for Thanksgiving dinner. I absolutely adore this cup and pumpkin!
Here are the details of creating the thank you card.
This is also an A2 vertical size card base. The background paper is from the same paper pack Aubree card was. I tend to pop up the front panel of most of my cards. I love the look and dimension it gives. The cup is called "Pumpkin Spice" and the Pumpkin is "Bountiful Fall". I stamped the cup first then masked it so I could slightly hide just a bit of the pumpkin behind it. I stamped the pumpkin up and back a bit to give the appearance it was sitting on the table behind the cup. I water colored the images with my Altenew watercolors. I simply sketched out the "table top" with the tip of my watercolor brush. I love the look of layering 2 different sized ribbons. The brown one I found at the Dollar Store and the jute one is from Unity. The sentiment is from the September 2017 Sentiment Kit called "Abundant Blessings". It is one of my absolute favorite sentiments. The coffee cup called Fall to Go also has this sentiment just in different fonts. I love them both! I cut the sentiment out with a deckled die set from Spellbinders. I always forget I have this die set! I really do like it.
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I am the last blog on the hop, friends! I hope you have had a chance to visit each one. I know they are all equally as wonderful and unique! If you've not been to each one, please see the blog hop list at the bottom of this post and prepare to be inspired!
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