Hello everyone. It's time for another Friends of Unity Blog hop. This month we are using a fun sketch as our inspiration. I had a lot of fun putting my own spin on it.
My first card is my favorite.
I started with a pretty piece of green patterned paper matted with a dark green card stock. I cut a strip of the same card stock for the side piece and placed a beautiful die cut over top. The die is Sizzix Crochet. I got new nested dies from Waffle Flower. Their nesting dies are amazing. I have always wanted dies that I could have a more slender mat and these are perfect. The image I picked from Unity Stamp go for this card is Possible, Not Easy. This has been a favorite set of images since they released it. I stamped it and the sentiment with Versafine Clair Nocturn ink. A few enamel dots in the top right complete the inspiration from the sketch.
While my first card was my favorite, this next one is a very close tie with how much I like how it turned out. It might be because that cute gnome is hard to resist.
I started by cutting a white panel of Canson Bristol Smooth paper down just a bit so I could mat it on black. I used two different heart Washi tapes down the left side. I stamped the gnome and the sentiment from Gnome-one Like You onto the white panel. I colored it with Zig Clean Color Brush markers. I used the Waffle Flower dies to be a template for the circles and drew them on with a .5 multiliner pen and just added random dots. I used the same pen for the sketch detail in the top right corner. I added some hearts from a Stamping Up background die and it was done. Super quick and easy.
Please be sure to follow along with the hop and leave some love and comments along the way. Have some fun with us and use the sketch to make your own card and share on the Unity Show and Tell Facebook page.
Alaine-you are here
Beautiful cards, Alaine!! I love the delicate design of the first one and that sweet gnome card is adorable!!!ReplyDelete
I love the floral card with the beautiful lace die cut. The gnome card is a favorite image of mine and I love the way you colored it. The hearts at the top right are so cute and perfect too!ReplyDelete
I love both cards!!ReplyDelete
Loving the lacy edge!!
Alaine I just love both your cards! I love that sunflower stamp and the gnome is just darling!!!ReplyDelete
I like both of your cards very much! One that is simple elegance and the other a friendly little cutie. Your choice of colors and materials appeal to my eye.ReplyDelete
Such a cute gnome, both cards are lovelyReplyDelete
Oh my goodness the die you used for the first border and washi tape on the second. 🥰 Just beautiful cards, Alaine!! Your first card is also my favorite!ReplyDelete
These are both so very pretty, but I do love that gnome card best. I love the washi tapes you used and love how creative the hand drawn circles as well as the lines.ReplyDelete
Love the die cut border and pretty coneflowers on your first card, and an adorable gnome on your second card!ReplyDelete
These are both gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for sharing with us! Love Unity!!!ReplyDelete
Such awesome cards!ReplyDelete
Love the Gnome.
Carla from Utah/Az
my favorite is the green and daisy card! that crochet border is amazing!!ReplyDelete
The hearts in the top right corner of the gnome card is such an awesome interpretation of the sketch! Great cards!ReplyDelete
Pretty and cute cards with this sketch. I like the crochet trim on the first one.ReplyDelete
They are both awesome cards, love the lace on the first one and the little dangling hearts on the second.ReplyDelete
oooh, these are both wonderful cards but the first one with the black and white..and that fabulous crochet edge die is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your designs with us.ReplyDelete
Your first card is gorgeous. I love that flower, I must go find it now. And I love the softness and that lace border is amazing. And that gnome has my heart. Love your patterns, coloring, and details. Your gnome card is just darling. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Beautiful floral card and the gnome card is just too sweet.ReplyDelete
Great use of the sketch. I adore both cards, but I think my favorite is the first card. I love your choice of details that replace the banner shape in the sketch - perfect way to make it your own!ReplyDelete
Really pretty cards. They remind me a bit of the composition books I use to carry and would always glue a picture to the front cover. Very fun.... thanks for the memory.ReplyDelete