Thursday, December 12, 2013

Unity Blog Hop

Hello Friends!

I am so excited today as I get to hop with the wonderful Unity design team. I was so thrilled to have won last month's be inspired challenge and this was part of the prize yay!  I should be your final stop on the hop line up. It started on the Unity Blog so head on back there at any time or if you get lost along the way. 

As soon as I saw the colours for this month's challenge, I thought of a steamy mug of chocolate and a candy cane yum! It must be the season :)  I created two projects to share with you today I hope you enjoy them.

http://www.theunitystampco-challenge.blogspot.com/

Here is the first card I made using the challenge colours. I went with the colour block technique and used 3 different Unity stamps Happy Birthday, Key to my heart and Dragonfly of Beauty.  I find it hard to use just one stamp set I really like to mix them up. I sponged a block of colour with two different inks. Then embossed the dragonflies with white and copper embossing powder.  I used a spoon to get the powder exactly where I needed it to go. I love how the colours contrast against the white card.

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If you know me and my cards you know I LOVE butterflies. Last weekend I got to visit a butterfly conservatory for my birthday. It was the most beautiful place. I could have sat there all day and watched them flutter away.  This is one of the photos I took that inspired my next card.


This is my second card that is based loosely on the card sketch. I used my two favourite stamps sets on this one Insightful Meadows and A Friend Loveth. I sponged the background with distress ink and then embossed the images with black and white embossing powder. I cut the image into three then mounted them on to card and placed my little embossed butterflies on each panel.  I just love it!



I hope you enjoyed today's blog hop and are left feeling inspired to go and create. Remember and leave a comment on all of the blogs today to be in with a chance to win the prize. You can head back to the Unity blog and get some more inspiration. Thanks for visiting have a blessed day.



Supplies Card 1
Unity Stamps - Key to my heart, Dragonfly of Beauty & Happy Birthday
Inks - Memento Desert Sand & Rich Cocoa, VersaMark.
Embossing Powder - Copper & White.
Rhinestones



Supplies Card 2
Unity Stamps - Insightful Meadows & A Friend Loveth.
Inks - Ranger Distress Mowed Lawn, VersaMark
Embossing Powder - Black & White
Rhinestones.

39 comments:

  1. Mandi, congrats on the win. The butterfly card with the panels is just fabulous! Love it!

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  2. Congrats on your {be Inspired} win last month, Mandi! Both cards are fabulous. The bold green and embossing of the second card is very striking!

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  3. Gorgeous cards dear!!! Thank you so much joining us on today's hop.

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  4. Beautiful! Nice to see spring in the winter! :)

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  5. Congrats on being part of this wonderful experience Mandi. Love it. Great cards.

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  6. Mandi, congrats on winning the challenge....beautiful cards!

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  7. Love your cards and I love butterflies too on my projects!

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  8. Love that you're part of the hop Mandi. Beautiful cards with great techniques.

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  9. Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot. You really rocked it! Love both of your cards.
    Evelyn

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  10. Gorgeous thank you so much for joining us today!!!!

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  11. I am a Dragonfly and Butterfly kind of girl so I love these cards! Fantastic jobs!

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  12. What beautiful nature themed cards! Great colors and design!

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  13. you butterflies cards are so pretty I love your work!

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  14. I love your dragonflies, and I love the three panel card too!

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  15. Your cards are both lovely ! Butterflies seem to be so nice to play with. Your embossing is so pretty and background sponging is so soft. Beautiful cards. Congrats on getting to play and for sharing your creativity with us.

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  16. BEAUTIFUL birthday card! I adore dragonflies & these are wonderful

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  17. Wow!! Totally different but both beautiful cards!!

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  18. Your cards are really pretty :)

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  19. Congrats on your challenge win and chance to hop with the Unity DT! Love both your cards and your butterfly photo!

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  20. I love your originality. I wish I had that gift!

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  21. Beautiful cards!

    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

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  22. Hi, I love butterflies too !!!!!! Fab cards. Thanks for sharing them with us, cheers sandie :)

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  23. soooo beautiful. I love both of your cards. love how you used the colors and the sketch from the inspiration piece. well done and thanks for joining us in the hop today. It's always fun to have a fabulous guest designer!

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  24. Gorgeous projects!! I'm loving them!

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  25. Your cards are beautiful Mandi! Congrats on being a guest Designer!!

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  26. Butterflies and dragonflies - a perfect reminder that spring will come after the cold winter weather.

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  27. Oh, I love the dragonflies birthday card. Beautiful.

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  28. Gorgeous cards, fantastic embossing! Especially love the two tone embossing on the dragonflies!

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  29. That duo embossing color technique is so perfect on that card.

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  30. Your cards are gorgeous! I knew I should have ordered that dragonfly! :)

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  31. Gorgeous cards, especiially the green triptych with the Insightful Meadows set.

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  32. love your cards.. wow! very pretty!

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  33. Love those butterflies! The green and black really 'pops' on the card

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