Hello everyone!! Welcome to day 3 of my Growing in Unity!! This week, till Friday, I will be sharing projects that I made with Unity Stamps. Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my first two posts. Let's get on to the project for today.
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People who follow my blog on a regular basis know that I create clean and simple cards most of the time. But I do love the look and cards with lots of layers and different folds, decked with flowers and other embellishments! There are a lot of different things on my to-do list. Criss-cross cards has been on that list for a long time. I finally decided to check that off my list. Also, I wanted to make a shabby chic card for a long time. I guess this qualifies as shabby chic.
I used a dark brown card stock for base. I recently bought a pack of paper napkins from Dollar Tree that had a Paris inspired design on a script background. I bought it with dreams of using it on a big decoupage project. But, as always, I haven't done anything with it yet. I decided to use it for the diagonal panels because it matched with the script background of the stamp I was planning to use. I cut card stock panels first and used mod podge to glue the napkin to it. I sponged the edges with distress ink Gathered Twigs.
I used the stamp from Unity Stamps' Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful and embossed it with brown embossing powder. I sponged the panel with distress ink Old Paper and colored the flowers with Seedless Preserves.
I used a punched butterfly and sponged it with distress ink Seedless Preserves and used Nuvo pale gold pearl drops on it. The flowers are handmade. I used a 5 petal flower punch and sponged it with Seedless Preserves. I shaped it and used some pollen from my stash.
For the pull-out panel, I decided to recycle a package backing from Itsy Bitsy embellishment pack that I had bought more than 2 years. I couldn't bring myself to throw it out. I matted it with brown card stock and punched out the border.
Here's the original packaging:
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- Addicted To Stamps & More - Anything Goes
- Crafty Cardmakers - Shabby Chic
- Penny Black - Anything goes with stamp
- SSS Wednesday - Anything Goes
- Word Art Wednesday
- Wow Embossing - The entire stamped panel is heat embossed