It's here!! Since Spring arrived officially on Friday, I have a "Happy Spring" card to share as the start of my Growing in Unity week! *grins*
This is a Stair Step (aka Accordion) card...I started with a 5 1/2" x 10 1/2" piece of Pollen CS, and scored it at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 4 1/4", 6", and 8 1/4", with the 1 1/4" fold at the front. Then, I stamped images from three different Unity KOTM's (August 2008 "Remember Happiness", November 2008 "Enjoy YOUR STORY...Laugh", and February 2009 "Endings & Beginnings") that had a Spring theme/feel onto Whisper White CS, using Stazon Jet Black ink.
I colored all the images with my Prismacolor pencils, trimmed them closely, and attached them to the different folds at various heights (the butterflies and the snail are adhered with foam tape). For the sentiment panel, I stamped 'spring' with Real Red ink and 'happy' with Tempting Turquoise, edged the panel with the Canary Yellow pencil, and then matted with 'Kachina' and 'Red Devil' Bazzill. I accented the card with 3 rhinestones, then tied it closed with some striped grosgrain from American Crafts.
Remember to leave me a comment...I'll be picking a winner for a Unity single from all of the comments this week, and am planning to throw in a few surprise blog candy gifts throughout the week! (hint, hint...)
Thanks for stopping by!
Paper: Pollen, Kachina, and Red Devil textured CS (Bazzill); Whisper White (SU!)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black (Tsukineko); Real Red and Tempting Turquoise (SU!)
Stamps: August 2008 KOTM "Remember Happiness", November 2008 KOTM "Enjoy your story...Laugh", and February 2009 KOTM "Endings & Beginnings" (Unity Stamp Company)
Other: foam tape (3M); striped grosgrain (American Crafts); Self-adhesive rhinestones (Studio18); Prismacolor Artist Pencils (Sanford) - Lilac, Aquamarine, Light Aqua, Apple Green, Chartreuse, Canary Yellow, Sunburst Yellow, Yellowed Orange, Pale Vermilion, Carmine Red, Scarlet Lake