Wednesday, September 15, 2010

GROWING IN UNITY, DAY THREE

I made this card for the Unity Addicts challenge, which was to make your own background paper without using stamps.  I used a Tattered Angels glimmer screen, distress inks, and an inking tool to make the compass for the background.  I used the awesome ribbon that I bought at a craft store for an accent.  Then I stamped the Unity bird image onto kraft paper, cut it out, and adhered it with foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment, from Ippity, onto kraft paper, and then went over it with a glaze pen.  I colored in the hearts with a Marvy marker.  LOVE this bird image and the sentiment--both were MUST HAVES!!!

22 comments:

jane said...

Amazing talent! I love your cards. Thanks for sharing. Jane

Valerie said...

Your cards are awesome! I should hang out with you more so I can learn something!

Janet Z said...

So cute. Love the bird!

stampjourney said...

Love this! I saw the glimmer screens at the store the other day, but I didn't know what they were for...now I'll have to get one thanks to your inspiration!

foursenuff said...

I really love that ribbon! You could definitely use is on a Christmas card too!! Thanks for sharing!

StampinCathy said...

This is just gorgeous. I just love the background. Great technique.

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is beautiful! I really love that shimmery copper bow and how you placed the bird and sentiment! You are ROCKING your GIU week!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

So pretty and that ribbon is fabulous!!!!

jpmayo said...

This is so elegant!!
You are right about that bird, must have!

jmahugger said...

Gorgeous Card!!

Pamela said...

Love this! Great card! :)

Gwen said...

Great idea for the background! Lovely colors!

Rona said...

beautiful - love those glimmer screens - so fun

Carol said...

Beautiful job! Love your idea.

Carol B

Jen said...

OOoh, I have some Glimmer Screens that I haven't used, so now I've got to do that! Gorgeous card Marilyn, and I agree on the 'must-haves'! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shemaine Smith said...

Beautiful job!!! Love that bird!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY--this is FAB! I love that gold/bronze ribbon:)

Lesley Langdon said...

This is gorgeous!

Wendy said...

just beautiful!!!

Kelly Rae said...

I have never used glimmer mist, but now I want to. You have inspired me and I so love this card! Thanks, Kelly

Carol said...

So pretty!

Carol B

jennifer mitten said...

Love this - I am a sucker for compasses!