Thursday, February 12, 2009

HHT New Release - 'Spin, Baby!'

HIP HOP!!I don't know if you've noticed, but I {love} Unity Stamp Company. Not only do they have the most fabulous stamps (they're #17 in the Stamping Top 50 after only 9 months selling their product, if that tells you anything), the also have the most wonderful PEOPLE. Seriously wonderful, caring, truly-a-community type people. If you haven't had a chance to go hang out in the Unity forum, you really, really should.

A few weeks ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to go to CHA and meet a few of them. They're even better in real life! *wink* Here's photo I cropped of Angela and me:
So, where am I going with all this?? Well, sweet Miss Angela let me pick out a not-yet-released single from her display before I left! And today, it's for sale!! HIP HOP indeed! *grins* So, just for you, and just for Hip Hop and its release, here's a card I made with it! (I've been saving it for this special occasion! *wink*)
It's a *gigantic* version of the sweet little pinwheel from November's KOTM "enjoy YOUR STORY...laugh"!! I love the whimsical style of this pinwheel, and it just makes me smile everytime I use the November kit! And now, I get to enjoy it in almost-life-size gorgeousness. *grins*

The whimsical style reminds me of the fabulous papers in BasicGrey's 'Urban Prairie' line, and I used SIX different papers from the line for this card. The only plain CS is the Apricot Appeal card base, which is 7 1/2" x 8 1/2", folded in half to create a 3 3/4" x 8 1/2" card that fits into a standard business envelope. I added an punched 'Morning Glory' edge at the card's opening, and adhered a stripe of 'Kettle' and a large panel of 'Weathervane' to the card base.
For the main image panel, I stamped the 'Spin, Baby' image onto a piece of 'Bluebird' for my image base, then again onto 'Bountiful' for the pinwheel and 'Petticoat' for the handle, and cut and paper-pieced the image together, adding a pink bling brad for the center. I matted the image onto a piece of 'Morning Glory', leaving just a thin 1/16" border all the way around, and added it to teh card, using foam tape. To finish off the card, I tied a scrap of ribbon into a knot for the pinwheel's handle, added three adhesive rhinestones to the corner, and stamped a portion of the 'Remember Happiness' sentiment (from the August 2008 KOTM) onto the card base at the bottom.

I hope you have a great Thursday! Be sure to go to the Unity blog to start the blog hop at 10am CST (8am Pacific), and to see the specials at 11am CST (9am Pacific).

Thanks for stopping by!
~Michelle

Supplies used:
Paper: Apricot Appeal CS (SU!); Urban Prairie DP (BasicGrey)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black (Tsukineko)
Stamps: 'Spin, Baby!' and sentiment from 'Remember Happiness' August KOTM (Unity Stamp Co.)
Other: Scalloped edge punch (Martha Stewart Crafts); foam mounting tape (3M); pink bling brad (Karen Foster); adhesive rhinestones (Michael's); ribbon (unknown)

10 comments:

Jenn said...

What a lucky girl!!!! Great card, it's so fun!

dougnat said...

this card is amazing!! Must get that stamp!

Chris S. said...

Love this card! You do the most amazing things with color combos. I need to break out my Urban Prairie paper and quit hoarding it...

Melinda aka Passionfruit said...

love this, and I even saw this stamp before it made it's card debut! Thanks always for the inspiration!

Katy Tipton said...

your card makes me want to buy this pinwheel. Thanks :) So cool that you got to meet Unity!

Kerry said...

I love this pinwheel! Your card is beautiful...great paper piecing and details!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is such a super cute card! Love it! :)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh my goas I love this stamp and what you did with it. I saw this card on the Unity blog and fell in love with it

My Angel said...

Great Card Love it...

Erin Kersh said...

Yum -- this card reminds me of sweet sundresses, tangy lemonade, sticky cotton candy, and a breezy afternoon at the county fair!