Monday, January 24, 2011

GROWING IN UNITY - DAY ONE

For my card today, I did Challenge #1 from Virtual Stamp Night on Splitcoast Stampers.  I've actually never participated in a Virtual Stamp Night before, but decided to do some of the challenges for this one.  Had a lot of fun making this card.  Any time I use 7 Gypsies paper and Daisy D paper, it's gonna be fun!!!  LOVE both of them, and YES, even though Daisy D has been out of business for quite a while, I still have a large collection of their papers.  Giving myself permission to use them now--can't hang onto them forever.




The challenge was to make a card using a sketch and to use the colors red, dark pink, and kiwi green.  This 7 Gypsies paper had the green in it and I used dark pink polka dotted paper and then red polka dots, button, and red bird.  The bird on the branch stamp is from the Unity Kit Of the Month August, 2009, Following My Heart  and the little "hello" square sentiment is from the October, 2010 Kit of the Month, Take Time to Laugh.  I made the card is less than 45 minutes - which is the requirement for all of the challenges.   Keeps you from spending way too much time on them!  I used some satin ribbon tape from Heidi Grace along with some pink ric rac from my craft stash.  I used a Zig marker and a Marvy marker on the stem and bird stamp.  I used Stampin Up ink on the sentiment stamp.  I used my Tim Holtz ink tool and my fired brick distress ink on the flower and around the sentiment.  I popped the sentiment up with foam tape and stacked the two buttons on the flower.  Really pleased with the results.  Don't forget to leave a comment every day this week for a chance to win some Unity stamps. Make sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you win.

I used random.org to find the winner of my blog candy from KinderStampO's birthday hop this weekend and the winner was #64 - Peggy.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again tomorrow with some more Unity goodness.

8 comments:

Peggy said...

Oh.... I won, I won. TY TY TY {Hugs} Peggy
Stampnmore at aol dot com

lynn said...

so sweet!-love the birdy stamped on the 7g paper!

Valerie said...

you make beautiful cards!

Carol said...

Very pretty card, love the layers!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

KindredEsprit said...

Yay for participating in your first VSN! Hope you had fun. =)

I love that paper flower, the lil' inchie stamp and how you added that bird on a branch.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute--love that bird stamp:) Great way to start GIU!

Gwen said...

Love the papers you've used! Isn't it great to use those favs?!! VSN is such a blast!

Lillian Child said...

Love how you added the bird your paper - very nice card!