Thursday, March 26, 2009

GIU #4 - Two CAS KOTM Creations

Are you all ready for HIP HOP??!! Make sure you go to the Unity blog to get all the details and to go through the blog hop...Unity's DT always has the *best* eye-candy! (The blog hop starts at 10 am CDT, and Hip Hop officially begins in the Unity Forum at 11 am CDT...come join us!)

Now, onto the cards!

First up is a 'No-layer' card...I just love this image! (See, told you I wasn't afraid of white space! *wink*)I recently ordered Amuse's Classic White cardstock, and let me tell you...I understand why Julie is so famous for her no-layer cards now...this stuff is thick, has a great feel, and stands up perfectly on its own as a card base! I made a 4 1/4" square card base, and then stamped the adorable tree 'couple' (from this month's KOTM) in the center using Stazon Jet Black, and then stamped 'happy' and 'together' (from Fall Festival) underneath using my Stamp-a-ma-jig. Then, I colored in the trees using my Prismacolors, and tied on some Papaya stitched grosgrain ribbon. Super EPLS! *grins*

My second card is also a quick, CAS one, based on a tag I got off of a shirt I bought recently! I loved the silhouette image and the color combo, and immediately thought of the silhouette flowers from the March KOTM:
I started with a French Roast square notecard (4 1/4" x 4 1/4"). I stamped the silhouette onto Whisper White CS using River Rock ink, and punched it out with my pink Marvy Uchida circle punch. Then I punched a scalloped circle from Soft Sky using the purple Marvy Uchida punch, and also punched three teeny little butterflies with the Martha Stewart 'Classic Butterfly' punch (it has three small butterflies). I stamped 'love grows' (from Love Grows) across the flowers using Bravo Burgundy, and adhered the three small butterflies to the image. I tied some Soft Sky stitched grosgrain around the card, and adhered the layered circles, using foam tape to mount them to the card. I honestly took me less than 10 minutes, start to finish...love that!

And check out how well the colors match the tag:
Oh, I miss Soft Sky and River Rock! Here's one last look at the card, with its inspiration:
Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be picking a winner for the Unity single (and a little extra goodie from me) this evening from ALL the posts this week, so be sure to leave some comments, if you haven't already! *wink*

Don't forget to go HIP HOP!!
~Michelle

Supplies used (Happy Together):
Paper: Amuse Classic White CS (Amuse Stamps)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black (Tsukineko)
Stamps: March KOTM 'Simple Life', Fall Festival (Unity Stamp Co.)
Other: Papaya stitched grosgrain ribbon (Amuse Stamps); Prismacolor Artist Pencils (Sanford) - Apple Green, Yellow Chartreuse, Sunburst Yellow, Carmine Red, Sienna Brown, Dark Brown

Supplies used (Love Grows):
Paper: French Roast solid square note card (Amuse Stamps); Soft Sky, Whisper White CS (SU!)
Ink: River Rock, Bravo Burgundy (SU!)
Stamps: March KOTM 'Simple Life', Love Grows (Unity Stamp Co.)
Other: Circle and Scalloped Circle punches (Marvy Uchida); Classic Butterfly punch (Martha Stewart Crafts); Soft Sky stitched grosgrain ribbon (SU!); foam mounting tape (3M)

16 comments:

Laura L said...

Beautiful cards! The second one is so elegant, yet simple. I enjoyed following your week in Unity, thanks for sharing all your great creations with us!

StampinCathy said...

WoW your cards are just amazing and so inspiring. You have had some fabulous UNITY eye candy all week. Thanks so much for sharing your creative MOJO!

Yaritza said...

You did a wonderful job on these cards. Specially love the trees.

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Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

I have to say I really love both of them especially the second one. I think it's because I'm really digging those silhouette flowers.

FibreJunky said...

Oh, that is gorgeous!!! I love both of them, but that second card is stunning. Truly stunning.

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful cards!! Isn't this KOTM perfect for CAS cards? I love this kit!! Amazing week Michelle!

kyllimarjaana said...

Great way make your cards . I love them , the colours are perfekt .

KAP said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you found inspiration from the tag.

Chris S. said...

I am sharing your blog today with Nana. We love both your cards, but Nana is especially impressed with the fact that you found inspiration from a product tag and used it so beautifully in the "love grows" card. Great color combo!

Shannon said...

I love these simple cards Michelle. My favorite is the second card, I love the soothing colors, it makes me think of a peaceful stream (perhaps the name River Rock did that to me?) Great job, as usual :)

Ravengirl said...

I totally love your cards today! So cute and so quick. I would have been inspired similarly with that tag you used! I don't know that I am ready for your week to be over!!! Can you say "Design Team"?

jan farnworth said...

i love the last card it so pretty.

whoistracy said...

These are gorgeous!!! Love your coloring.

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful Job! I love the white space!

Erin Kersh said...

Happy Together is so simple, yet so sweet -- love it!