Tuesday, March 29, 2016

GIU Day 2 - Floral Thanks

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Day 2 of my Growing in Unity week! I'm the Growing in Unity gal this week over on the Unity Stamp Co. blog, which means I'll be sharing a project created with my Unity stamps with you every day. I invite you to come back each day and leave a comment for a chance to be one of the (2) lucky people to win a bag of (25) Unity stamps! Woohoo! If you're new to my blog, I'd love it if you became a follower and join in the fun over on the Caffeinated Papercuts Facebook page or followed Caffeinated Papercuts on Instagram. :)

Spring is attempting to force its way into the Northeast, and I for one am all for it! My crocus are jumping, my daffodils and tulips are straining for sunlight, and I have a flat of pansies to plant. So needless to say, I have flowers on the brain!

Flower-ception! LOL Every so often I get the urge to make a shaped card - they're such a fun alternative to rectangles, even if it is hip to be a square. Ok, ok, I'm done...haven't finished my second cup of coffee yet. Be afraid...

This one was actually pretty simple - ink up the beautiful Samantha Walker stamp in three Distress Inks and stamp onto Neenah Solar White cardstock. I love the Distress Inks for this because they blend so easily and give you a pretty faux-watercolor look. The 'thank you' sentiment also comes with the set and I simply inked that up in a dark gray ink; bold enough to stand above the flowers, but not as harsh as black would be here.

Now start die-cutting! A 3.5" circle worked for my stamped image, then a 3.75" yellow circle and two 4" scalloped circles for the card base. Assemble, glue, and you have a card!

Of course, I couldn't stop there...glossy white Nuvo Crystal Drops for some subtle shine and texture in the middles of the flowers. Done!

Thanks for stopping by today! Remember to leave a comment every day this week to better your chances of winning those stamps, and I'll see you tomorrow for Day 3.
Happy Crafting!