Tuesday, January 25, 2011

GROWING IN UNITY - DAY TWO

This is a card I made for the Splitcoast StampersVirtual Stamp Night Mini challenge "Slimming Down".  The requirements were that no more than 2 layers of cardstock could be used, you must include kraft on the card, and it needed to be a card of encouragement.  So, I immediately thought of the She Did it Anyway kit and that is where the sentiment that I stamped with red Staz-on ink onto the twill ribbon came from.  I loved this butterfly tree from the Fly...Free June 2010 Kit of the Month and thought it would be perfect on the kraft paper and then stamped it again on some paper from My Mind's Eye with Chocolate Chip Stampin Up ink.  I cut out the top of the tree from the patterned paper and adhered it to the kraft with foam tape.  A butterfly flying away would add the perfect touch and the Total Cuteness store kit of the month.  I ran some adhesive down the middle of the butterfly and gave it a gentle crease to give it some dimension and stuck it to the card.  Easy peasy - card done.

This is another card that I made for one of the challenges for the VSN, two hearts beating as one.  The requirement being that you use an image of intertwining items.  So, I thought of the Donna Downey heart stamp from her Create Today kit.  I stamped the image on two scraps of Junkitz paper using Stampin Up ink.  I cut the hearts out and cut a slit in each so that they could be hooked together.  To cover up where the slit was cut, I wanted to add a heart button.  Found this one in my stash and cut the shank off and attached with a Glue Dot.  For the sentiment I used a Gin-X coaster tile and sprayed it with Glimmer Mist, drying it with my Tim Holtz heat tool--so quiet, yet so powerful!  Then I stamped this sentiment from the Something Within kit.  The background paper is by Daisy D, the ribbon and butterfly from Oriental Trading Company, the flower is from Prima and the brad is by Basic Grey.  I used my Tiny Attacher by Tim Holtz to attach the ribbon--it is the HANDIEST tool--love it! 

Both of these cards were made in 45 minute or less each--one of the requirements for VSN.  I've really enjoyed doing the challenges and seeing what can be created in a limited amount of time.  So much fun.    Don't forget to leave a comment every day this week for a chance to win one of Unity's wonderful sets of stamps.  Be sure to include a way for me to contact you in the event that you win.  Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to sharing more Unity goodness again tomorrow.

10 comments:

Valerie said...

very cute Marilyn! The heart card is my favorite. Nice job!

Denise said...

Nice cards! I love kraft paper. So versatile!
DeniseB

lynn said...

i esp love the 2nd card, marily-love the donna d. hearts:)

Colleen C. said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

Martha said...

wonderful cards.

Carol said...

Cute cards, love the butterflies!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

KindredEsprit said...

Very lovely & colourful cards! I especially like the butterfly tree card.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Super cute cards, Marilyn!! I love that stamping on twill! FAB!

Gwen said...

Great cards and takes on the challenges!! I did them also and wasn't the VSN great?!!

Lillian Child said...

You have such a lovely creative style!!