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!


  1. Oh that is a great sketch and I love how you used it to showcase these earrings, so pretty. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  2. A gorgeous gift card, a beautiful design and colours, your stamped image is fabulous - stunning earrings!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp challenge

  3. Hi
    This is such a pretty idea to present the beautiful ear-rings.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC this fortnight.

  4. Love this card! It's so pretty and perfect for your fellow beader! Those are beautiful earrings too! :) Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

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    1. Sorry Florence, I doubled up my comment by mistake so I deleted the 2nd one! :)

  6. What a cute way to give a cute pair of earrings! You did a gorgeous job and I am sure your friend will love them!

  7. ps...Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! :)

  8. Great technique and a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.

  9. What a great idea for presenting those earrings! A beautiful card, too. Thanks for joining us at FSC!

  10. Fab idea for showing off those lovely earings...Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC..Esther xx