Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Unity Addicts Challenge #22

This week, Carole challenged us to "Use a non-valentine stamp, in a valentine way ! You must also use ribbon and buttons on your card!". I combined it with the wonderful Unity Sketch Challenge from Amber, and here was my result:
I have to say, this is one *heavy* card! LOL! Definitely not one that'll be easily mailed...

I started with a standard A2 card base in Very Vanilla, and began building. I cut the orange polka-dot paper to 4"x4", rounded the two right corners, and added to strips of coordinating DP from the same paper pack. Next, I punched a scalloped circle from Chocolate Chip, and a circle from Whisper White (I actually originally did this on VV, but it looked too bland...the WW gave it a little more light). I stamped my favorite little owl from Mix-Up of Cuteness onto the white circle using Chocolate Chip ink, stamped the owl onto a DP scrap and some Creamy Caramel, and paper-pieced him. I adhered both circles to the base, then started playing with buttons, flowers, and a scrap of brown twill until I came up with my arrangement.

For the sentiment, I wrote 'loves you?' with a ZIG Writer, and then spelled out the 'Whoo' with chipboard letter stickers from Making Memories to give it a Valentine-y theme *wink*, and added three 'candy dots' to the corner.

Go to {this post} to see what the other Unity chicks are up to, and to play along! Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies used:
Paper: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel CS (SU!); "Chloe's Closet" DP (Making Memories)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Stamps: Mix-up of Cuteness (Unity Stamp Co.)
Other: "Chloe's Closet" Blossoms & Buttons, Noteworthy chipboard alpha (Making Memories); Glue Dots; 'candy dots' (I*kan*dee by Pebbles, Inc.); twill ribbon (Martha Stewart Crafts)


Jacqueline said...

This is gorgeous Michelle!! Love the buttons and great colors!

Christi Snow said...

This is so pretty and SOOO perfect for Valentine's...LOVE IT!

Jenn said...

this card is too cute, love the colors! great job

Lisa said...

Great minds do think alike. LOVE THIS. Love this!

Hysteri-CAL said...

Awwww love it - this is soooo adorable !!!!

JazzyH said...

I love it. I love the wings

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

I love this card so cute.