Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Unity!!

Yes, it's official! Unity is ONE YEAR OLD today! (Can you believe it??) This company has completely renewed my creativity over the past year, and has provided me with some wonderful friends and experiences, too. {{Thank you}} Unity, Angela and Chris, the Unity guys and gals, Unity DT, and all my Unity Addict friends!

Here's a simple little card I made for one of yesterday's challenges (and completed after the deadline was up...c'est la vie, non?). The challenge was to a create a card with a special edge, so I pulled out my trusty Martha Stewart Crafts scallop dot border punch, some scraps of DP, and got started. I first stamped the image of the trees onto a scrap of Amuse white, and then again onto a striped mystery scrap (I think it might be daisy d's, but don't quote me), and again onto a scrap of Bo Bunny pink, and paper-pieced the trees, popping up one on a foam square. Then I distressed the edge with my scissors, and ran PTI's Blush Blossom ink over the distressing. The image was matted with a scrap of orange, and then mounted to the card with foam tape.
After punching the edge, I added a strip of blue DP, and a scalloped strip of orange to the inside of the card (to make my hubby happy when he opens it when I show it to him! LOL) *wink*

I hope you have a wonderful Friday! Be sure to check out the Unity Blog to see all the birthday happenings, and to find out who else is posting today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Paper: Wild Wasabi CS (SU!); Classic White CS (Amuse); Orange and blue 'solids' (American Crafts); striped DP (unknown)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black (Tsukineko); Sweet Blush (PaperTrey Ink)
Stamps: trees - April KOTM 'Fresh Beginnings', sentiment - March KOTM 'Simple Life' (Unity Stamp Company)
Other: Scallop Dot border punch (Martha Stewart Crafts); Lemon Tart Saddle-Stitched Grosgrain (PaperTrey Ink)


lori vliegen said...

hi michelle! i love those little striped trees, and you've paired them beautifully with the border punch and chunky ribbon on the side! happy birthday to unity...that's awesome that you've found so much inspiration through them!! :)

whoistracy said...

I just LOVE the colors on this. So fun! And the dimension is a nice touch, too. Beautiful card.

Martha said...

ahh I love it., so pretty, love the colors you used.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is so cute!!

BonnieRose said...

wow.. u inspire me.. so much details.. I love it all!

Kerry said...

Awesome card, I love the trees. Too cute!

Jen said...

Michelle, what an awesome card...I love your paper piecing!

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kyllimarjaana said...

Very , very beautiful card .