Monday, September 13, 2010

FIRST DAY OF GROWING IN UNITY

For my first day of Growing in Unity, I decided to share some of the projects I made for Simply Scrapping Crafts' "Back to School Crop" challenges.  My first card is the project I made for "Detention".


The challenge was to copy the sentiment three times.  I used three different Unity stamps on this card - the large ticket image on the coin envelope, the small ticket image on the tickets, and the "happy" sentiment on the tickets.  I started out with a Kraft base (from Paper Studio);  added some red cardstock that I embossed with a Tim Holtz texture fade; topped that with some Basic Grey paper.  I took a coin envelope and distressed it with  fired brick and vintage photo distress inks.  The ticket image is stamped with walnut stain distress ink.  The tickets were cut with the Tim Holtz Sizzlit die, stamped with the Unity stamps (using old paper and fired brick distress inks), and then I used some ProvoCraft decorative scissors to cut the ends.  I stamped the jar of happiness Unity stamp onto some kraft paper using fired brick distress ink.  I inked the edges with walnut distress ink and then used some foam tape to pop it up off of the card.  I used my Dymo label maker to make the birthday label. 

In "Shop Class", the assignment was to use metal on your project and then to use a household item on your project.  Extra credit could be earned if the household item was metal as well.

I used the beautiful lace doily stamp from Unity, using faded jeans distress ink on light blue cardstock from Paper Studio.  I stamped the sentiment from Ippity in fired brick distress ink.  Then, I cut out the doily and attached it to some red patterned paper by Colorbok with red metal brads, then cut it out, leaving a narrow red border.  For my household item, I chose to use some aluminum foil.  I crumpled it up, flattened it out, and then used my alcohol inks to color the foil.  I used foam tape to pop the doily up off of the foil and then cut out the doily, leaving a margin of foil.  Then, I adhered the foil to some dark blue cardstock by Paper Studio and cut it out, leaving a margin of blue cardstock.  I used my Inkssentials white pen to draw some faux stitching on the margin of blue cardstock.  I adhered the blue carstock with foam tape to the background paper from Colorbok.  I layered some Prima flowers and added them to the lower right hand side of the card.  This card was rather challenging, but turned out pretty good.

I hope you enjoyed these and look forward to sharing more of my Back To School Crop projects with you tomorrow.  Don't forget to leave a comment each day for a chance to win some Unity goodness.

18 comments:

stampjourney said...

Fabulous cards--I especially like what you did with the tickets and jar in the first card! Looking forward to your GIU week!

Jen said...

Wonderful layers on both of these cards Marilyn! And love those tickets too...the 'happy' fits perfectly on those!

Maria Levine said...

Great cards! I love all the elements you used on the 3 sentiment card and the flower on the other very nice!

Gwen said...

Great takes on these challenges! Looking forward to the rest of your projects!

Valerie said...

I had no idea you had a blog or were doing this for Unity! How exciting! Your card is awesome!

Janet Z said...

Super job with the challenges!

foursenuff said...

Like the back to school theme challenge. Cute and creative cards.

StampinCathy said...

Both your cards are fabulous.

the whimsical butterfly said...

Tickets and flowers are a few of my favorite things! WOW! What a great way to kick off your GIU week! Love these!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Such fun cards!!!Love the layers and the details in each one of these!!!!!

jmahugger said...

Awesome Cards!!

Pamela said...

Love these! Great cards! :)

Rona said...

Great job on your challenges at SSC!! Both of these cards are fabulous - I love the tickets!!!

Carol said...

Your cards are lovely! Have fun this week!

Carol B

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE that jar with the tickets--SO CLEVER:) Great cards today:) TFS!! HOOOOORAY for GIU!!

jennifer mitten said...

These are fabulous! I love the jar full of happiness stamp!

lynn said...

love the lace stamp and your use of foil on this one, marilyn! tfs!

Jan said...

Great cards!