Tuesday, January 1, 2013


I made this card for a Unity Kit Club Sketch Challenge. After writing this post, I figured out that I missed the deadline for the challenge. Sad sad. So I'm entering it into the Fashionable Stamping Challenge (Surprise Us) and Simon Says Stamp Challenge (Anything Goes, along with 500 other people), and Loves Rubber Stamp Challenge Blog (Anything Goes).

Here's the card sketch:
December 2012 Unity Sketch Challenge
I've not managed to use a card sketch before, though I like the idea of having a plan before I start pasting. I actually bought a book of sketches that I like to look at, but still I have yet to actually put shapes in the places they suggest on a card.  In any case, this time I wanted to play along on the Unity Stamp Blog, since I bought some Unity Kit stamps.  So I gave it a go.
I made this card to hold these earrings I made for a fellow beader, as part of a new year's earring exchange. (I hope she doesn't look at my blog before I get them mailed off!) The earrings make nice bling on my card. I hope she does enjoy them!

The flower stamp and the sentiment are from a long ago Unity Kit called "Perfect in every way." It says June, but I don't know what year. I stamped and then embossed the flowers with clear embossing powder, and sponged on some green Distress inks, through a circular stencil I made with my Spellbinders circle dies.  All of the dies are from Spellbinders: Large Circles and Large Scalloped Circles, Ribbon Tags Trio and Grand Caliber Labels Four.  In the brown background, I stamped some flowers from another Kit, this one called, "Remember Happiness," from August 2010 (I think).  Can you see them in the close-up below,  on the brown paper, peeking out from under the tag?
Thanks for looking!