Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Growing in Unity Day 3




Good morning.  

I can't believe it is day three of my week as a GIU gal.
It is always amazing how fast the week goes when you are having so much fun.




I wanted to get started on my Mother's Day cards.



If you know me, you know that I am a sucker for flowers.   
I don't know how many flower stamps I own but I can't resist buying more.  
That is one of the reasons I chose this set from Unity.  


JUNE-2015-KOM-SHE-FOUND-JOY


I was inspired by this piece of art that had these 
beautiful red flowers surrounded by a dark grey background, 

I wish I had a copy or link so I could share.  
It is stuck in my memory.

I use that same idea but not as dark. 
Especially since I was thinking about Mother's Day.

I chose to go with blues and grays.

After I was finished coloring I thought the background was a little flat.
So I dug out a stencil and some distress ink and added the background.  




I used my test piece on my second card.  

It turned out so nice that I could not throw it out.

the only difference is that I colored the flowers a little darker on the square card.



As you can seen I might just bee hooked on stamping on Vellum.   

I love how it adds the softness to the sentiment.


I hope that you have been visiting Samantha's blog (Sammibug's Scrapshack)



Remember to leave a comment every day to increase your chances to win
a grab bag of 25 stamps from Unity.

I will have two winners an Samantha will also have two winners. 


See you tomorrow


Teresa




39 comments:

  1. Both are great cards and I love how you made your own background.

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  2. Great cards Teresa! Love the distressed background!

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  3. Wow. It sure does amaze me how good your getting at making such beatiful cards... love the stamp set too. Kinda like me and butterflies stamps.. lol I love how the background turned out. It really flows well.

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  4. Both are cute. ...such cute ideas

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  5. Both are cute. ...such cute ideas

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  6. Both are so lovely that I can't even pick a favorite.
    I love the stamping on vellum, too; always so pretty!

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  7. So pretty! Love the blue coneflowers!

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  8. Just when you think you know the Unity collection, you see a stamp set that you've never laid eyes on before. Super.... another wishlist item! Love the way you colored this image!

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  9. Colleen HinesleyApril 5, 2017 at 6:51 AM

    They are both beautiful, but I really love the lighter color card.

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  10. I really like that flower stamp. I can see many uses for it. Once again a job well done. You've inspired me to try stencils again. They really do add to the overall look. Lovely cards.

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  11. I like your "different" color choice. I've been into blue flowers lately, too. :)

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  12. Beautiful cards! Love those pretty coneflowers and your coloring!

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  13. I love flower stamps as well!! Your cards are beautiful.

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  14. Both of these mother's day cards are so pretty! Love the blues with you cool distressed background.

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  15. The card is absolutely beautiful.

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  16. Absolutely beautiful. I love the color choice for the flower.

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  17. One of my favorite past kits! Such beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing!

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  18. What wonderful cards and use of the kit. :) TFS

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  19. I love it. The coloring is beautiful!

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  20. This is beautiful! I love the blue and I am in love with the sentiment in gold!

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  21. I love that daisy and your unexpected color choice.

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  22. I love flowers too and yours are beautiful. The blue and gray color scheme is very pretty and I agree that it would have been a waste not to use your test piece. That kit is to die for. I also want to complement you on linking to Samantha. It is sometimes hard to find the GIU posts and I love seeing them.

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  23. These blues are just drawing me in...i love them! Your cards are wonderful!

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  24. I love how you incorporated the kit in these cards! Stunning!

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  25. I really like how you used the stamp set several different ways.

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  26. I love both of these cards. That simple flower is such a striking image especially when its stamped on such a subtle background.

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  27. Such gorgeous cards! That flower stamp is really beautiful.

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  28. Your choice of colors is beautiful. These cards are simply stunning!

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  29. You are a Unity enabler.....another past KOM that I will need to look for...love the vibrant blue

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  30. these cards are so beautiful! Love them! I may have to get that kit! Love these flowers! Love your creativity! thanks for sharing!

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  31. Oh! I like the second card. Love the aqua. Cheerful!

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  32. Beautiful Cards! Love the colors!

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  33. I love both of your cards. Good thing you for us you are drawn to flowers. You do a fantastic job creating with them. thank you for all the great tips.

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  34. I've never stamped on velum, I need to try it out!

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  35. OK I'm hooked on vellum too!! I am torn between which card I like more!! (like I have to choose!!!) Your background on the first one is really cool but I LOVE the combo of blues in the second! Great inspiration! Have a wonderful day ;)

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  36. You're making me want to break out the vellum!

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