Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Unity Junkies Wednesday Challenge #5

It's Wednesday!! And you know what that means...tomorrow is Thursday (HIP HOP THURSDAY, to be exact), so the Unity Junkies are doing another challenge to gear up for the craziness tomorrow! *smiles* Unity is releasing 4 new singles and 3 new sets!!

Anyway, back to the challenge. Sherry (SherryLC05 on SCS) challenged us to use paper piecing, which (if you follow this blog for more than a day), is of course one of my most-favoritest techniques! YAY! So, I made this card, using today's Sketch Challenge (SC195):
Which is cute, but I thought it really could have something *more*...which gave me a lightbulb moment, and I decided to make a second, so that these two cards also fit the More Is More Challenge in the Fan Club gallery! So, I started with the same tree, same layout, and same basic papers....
But added even more layers, using some of the other papers in the fall pack from Target's $1 bin, addid panels of the word DP to the two back panels, a panel of the red circle-embossed paper behind the main panel, and a second paper-pieced tree behind the first for some extra layering. I also added foam tape behind the main panel to pop it up, and a second layer of foam to the sentiment circle. Then, I tied on a layered knot:
Which was not as easy as I would have thought at first! It's hard to hold all those little bits of ribbon while tying a knot!

So which do you like better? I'm really liking the More is More version...
Be sure to check out the Wednesday Challenge thread for the other creations, and to play along!

Thanks for stopping by!
~Michelle

Supplies Used:
Paper: fall collection dp (Target $1 bin); Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, and Old Olive cardstock (SU!)
Ink: Timber Brown Stazon (Tsukineko); Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Stamps: Giggle Grove, September KOTM 'Friendship. Love. Miracles.' (Unity Stamp Company)
Other: fall collection brads (Target $1 bin); foam tape (3M); ribbon (various/unknown)

10 comments:

Tanis said...

The first one is FABULOUS and the second one is MORE FABULOUS!!! I love both, but the additions make it JUST ROCK!!!!

Tiffany Johnson said...

I'm all about MORE!!!! It's beautiful!

Jessy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the cards Michelle. They are both very pretty and the stamps you chose were perfect!! Great job!!

Jeanne S said...

How sweet is this Michelle!!! You done good Girl!

catdidit said...

Oh wow! I was like, OH! Fantastic card,...then WOW! LOVE how you did that second one!

Sherry said...

Holy cow- I am in total awe of your card! You are the best paper-piecer evah! :)

Maria Levine said...

These are awesome!! I love both of them, I love how you stepped it up with pattern paper.

Lori said...

I like them both, but my vote is for the More Is More version! Love the paper you used for the tree--perfect.

Cyndi Bundy said...

More is just that...more! They are both great...but I am all about MORE, LOL

Melinda aka Passionfruit said...

the More is More is of course, the cutest card as we all know that More is really More and one can never have enough More! Love those dollar bins at Target!