Welcome to my first day of my first ever GIU week yay!! I am super excited to be showing you my creations this week with the wonderful Unity stamps :) I only found out last week I would be the GIU girl this week. I had to switch out my Dec date as I will be in Scotland another yay :)
I have two cards for you today with this new stamp set from Unity. I absolutely LOVE dandelions. So when I saw this set I just had to have it. It is called Wish With Your Heart and it is on sale right now for $12 a bargain. I think today is the last day of the sale so if you like it go and grab it quick!!
So for my first card I wanted to do another black and white card. I also wanted to use my black distress ink which I bought months ago and have never used. It is called Black Soot and funnily enough it gets everywhere just like the real black soot. I love getting messy with my distress inks and kind of expect a bit of a mess. But the black mixed with water gets EVERYWHERE and it is REALLY messy - I did warn you :)
I heat embossed the dandelion and wishes with wow white embossing powder. Then I swiped my black ink on my craft mat and sprayed it with water. I picked up the ink on the card where I wanted it to go. I dried it a few times and went back and forth until I was happy with the outcome. I left some white space to stamp the sentiment. This card totally reminded me of a rainy day in Glasgow (my home town). Where it rains a lot and you spend a lot of time getting soaked and walking through murky puddles. I love the contrast of the sentiment and also the colours too. It is dark with a wee bit of hope shining through.
Now on to my next card this one has a good punch of colour in it. These are colours that I would never normally put together. I saw this fabric when I was visiting Maine last month and I LOVED it. So I bought just a few inches of it to craft with. I covered a piece of card in some of the fabric and glued it to a white card base. I then got out my distress inks and matched the colours as close as I could to the fabric and stamped away. I rounded off just two of the corners and added a couple of rhinestones to finish.
Remember and comment on each of my posts this week to be in with a chance of winning two Itty Bitty stamps from Unity. I will be choosing the winner on Saturday. I will also have my own little giveaway later on this week so watch this space.
I hope you enjoy my cards today. Thanks so much for stopping I will see you tomorrow.
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