Monday, March 24, 2014

Growing In Unity ~ Day 1

I'm so excited to have the opportunity to share something I made using Unity Stamps every day this week. I will be drawing a name next Monday (3/31)  from the comments to receive TWO free Itty Bitty stamp of your choice. To increase your chances of being drawn make sure you comment every day. That's it!
I wanted to make a sympathy card from this fabulous set Vintage Scripture. I love the ornate frame that comes with it. I decided to go with a vintage look of verdigris so I stamped in Island Indigo first and then stamped with Encore Gold right over the top. I gave it a good sponging  with Baked Brown sugar and matted it with Early Espresso cardstock. I customized a doiley by inking it with the Encore gold stamp pad and gave it plenty of time to dry. Lastly, I added both elements over the top of some paper from Basic Gray that just happened to match perfectly.

Don't forget to comment and stop by again tomorrow for more GIU by yours truely.

Supplies:
Stamps: Vintage Scripture (Unity)
Ink: Encore Gold, Island Indigo, Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Gold Twine (132975), Basic Pearls (119247), Doily (Dollar Store), paper by Basic Gray

32 comments:

Brittany M. said...

This is beautiful! I love the soft colors and vintage look of everything. Congrats on your GIU week!

Jen M said...

This is really gorgeous! Love the inking and the gold!

Kristina MacKeen said...

Beautiful card.

Julie Odil said...

The soft colors of this card are both beautiful!

Kris B said...

Such a beautiful card! LOVE the vintage look! Congrats on being this weeks GIU gal! Looking forward to a wonderful week!

Elizabeth Martinez said...

Sympathy cards are so hard to make but this one is beautiful!!

Misty Buck said...

You did a great job on this one.

Chris B. said...

love it!! :)

sharon g said...

Gosh, I love the aged look. GREAT stamping and coordinating.

Sue D said...

Lovely sympathy card--I like the vintage feel.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Cynthia said...

Love the distressed, vintage feel of this card. Beautiful colors and lovely scripture. Looking forward to your GIU week!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! I love that ornate frame stamp. Going to have to take a look at that set!

Ruby said...

Very pretty card.

jmahugger said...

Beautiful card!

Angie C. D. said...

Wow- vintage perfection! Love it ALL.

Lucy said...

This is a pretty sympathy card. Congrats on your GIU week!

Nikki C said...

This is do soft and delicate looking love the colours u used

Scrappin' Diva said...

This is gorgeous! Love the vintage look of this card! Congrats on being GIU gal this week!

Amy C. said...

Beautiful! Love the distressed look and the doily that you used.

Mamarazzi Scraps said...

Love the colors and the distressing really pulls it all together.

Synthia said...

Pretty card and colors :)

cghundley said...

A wonderfully
done card. Such
lovely paper
and layers on it.
Carla from Utah

Janis said...

Oh, this is so beautiful. Love the vintage look and the warm comforting colors.
<3 J

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Amber Sheaves said...

Very pretty, Erica. I go back and forth with getting this set but I am never sure how I'll use it.

Leanne said...

Beautiful vintage card.

Minnesota Nana said...

Love the colors in this card! And the vintage look!

Ann Mcclenaghan said...

What a lovely card - so perfect for sympathy one. Your colors are wonderful and all just go so well. What kind of ink are you using? Really like the finish. I have this set because I love vintage looking but haven't stamped it out yet. May do that today. Thank you for the beautiful card as inspiration.

IamUniquelyImperfect said...

Hi my Love Erica, What a gorgeous card. I love the sentiment and I love the colors you used. tfs Love Ya' Patricia B

Christina said...

So pretty, I've been wanting Vintage Scripture for a while now, it looks so lovely here!

Amy said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors and the pretty doily!

Gaylynn said...

Gorgeous card. Congrats on your GIU week. How exciting. :)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Congrats on your GIU week. I like all the distressed elements on this card. Lovely.