Thursday, September 25, 2008

Hip Hop Thursday Challenge!

Today in Unity's Hip Hop Thursday thread, Jeanne (Jeanne S on SCS) posted a challenge to create a card using your favorite Unity sentiment, and favorite patterned paper. (*ETA: I won the challenge!! and this a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e kit: Daisy Days! *Doing a happy dance*) Since I change my nid so much *wink*, I went with my current faves: 'Remember... Happiness is a way of travel, not a destination' from August's KOTM, and the Two Scoops collection from Basic Grey, and created this card:
I {love} how it turned out!! Maybe just because it's made with my favorites, but I love the pink with the Wild Wasabi card base! (You can see one spot on the scalloped piece of DP that the Wild Wasabi matches.) I started with the card base (standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" when folded), and added a 2 1/2" strip of the Two Scoops paper, scalloping one edge with my corner rounder. I did a second-generation stamping of my sentiment onto Whisper White using Cranberry Crisp ink (i.e. inked the stamp, stamped once onto scrap paper, then stamped onto my WW panel), and mounted it onto a scrap of the Two Scoops paper that was just a hair bigger, then mounted with foam tape onto another Whisper White panel. I added the big brackets from Making Memories, and three tiny 'flowers' cut from the same dp (have to use every scrap!) with light green rhinestone brads for centers.

Side note funny story: those 3 brads were ones I had planned to use a few weeks ago on a card I made for Juices. While getting ready, they *very* mysteriously DISAPPEARED. I searched for them for like 15 minutes, then gave up and decided to use light pink brads, coated with Stickles (which turned out to be a great alternative). So today, while cutting my paper, I felt something loose under my paper cutter, and turned it over (thinking something was broken). Lo and behold, there were my brads!! They had gotten stuck to the underside of the magnet that holds the replacement blades in their holder!!

Okay, enough blah blah... Go check out Hip Hop...it's probably still going! *wink* And be sure to go to Angela's blog to check out the new stuff and specials!

Thanks for stopping by today!!
~Michelle

Supplies Used:
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White (SU!); Two Scoops dp (Basic Grey)
Ink: Cranberry Crisp (SU!)
Stamps: Remember Happiness (Unity Stamp Co.)
Other: Foam tape (3M); rhinestone brads, Glitter Jigsaw Chipboard (Making Memories)

6 comments:

Hysteri-CAL said...

Really pretty Michelle - as always !

Angela said...

Do you know have VERY AMAZING YOU ARE! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your work! Thanks for making Unity look so beautiful!

Tanis said...

Absolutely beautiful :)
Congrats on your win too!!

Chris said...

I am soooooo glad you found the brads. Was beginning to think the boys swallowed them! :-) (Remind me to tell you the battery story.) You have such a way with colors. I should have you come sort all my paper into coordinating bundles.

Melinda aka Passionfruit said...

congratulations on the win!!! You are simply amazing, Kiwi! Thanks for all the inspiration you give me and the other Juices.

Ryann said...

this is gorgeous!