Wednesday, October 28, 2015

GIU Day 4 - Blessed Christmas

Hello everyone!! Welcome to day 4 of my Growing in Unity week. This week, till Friday, I will be sharing projects that I made with Unity Stamps.

For today's project I used a non-holiday stamp for a Christmas card. When I thought of this idea, I was jumping with joy. It makes me extremely happy to stretch my stamps and use them for something they are not intended to. Here is the card:


Does this stamp look familiar? Yes! It is from the Vintage floral bicycle from Simple Peace, Love, Happy stamp set that I used yesterday. I used only the wheel part of the bicycle and embossed it with gold embossing powder. I used my embossing pen to draw a circle around it and the holder on which the ornament is attached. I embossed all these with gold embossing powder. I then colored them using my markers. I used golden color thread to 'hang' these ornaments.


The sentiment, from Unity Stamps' Unto us stamp set, is also heat embossed with gold powder. I used red card base for this card. I masked off a thin strip on the left and applied versamark ink in a thin strip and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then I adhered the white panel onto the card base.

How do you like this card? Please let me know in the comments.

Thanks for stopping by. Do visit me every day this week, and leave your thoughts and comments. I will pick 2 winners at the end of this week and they will win 25 random stamps from Unity!! I will pick another 3 winners and they will receive some Unity stamps from me. How awesome is that!! See you tomorrow with another new and exciting project.

This is one of the cards for Caring Hearts Card Drive.

31 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation, colours are lovely as is the sentiment.xx
{The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

brenda said...

Afraid I'm not seeing photos on most blogs today Berina, Blogger seems to have one one him.

B x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Fantastic card Berina! What a brilliant use of the bicycle stamp to make the baubles. Not something I would have thought of doing. Debra x

Suchi said...

OMG Berina! I missed out on so many of your beautiful cards..loved the gold with the ornaments! :)
Suchi xx

Tami said...

This is wonderful Getting me in the mood for the holidays!!

Kris B said...

What a clever idea! This is a great why to get more from one stamp and who would ever think these beautiful ornaments were actually bicycle wheels! Lovely Christmas card!

Team Clark said...

Such a beautiful card, love the hanging ornaments. I've been working on the same sort of thing. :)

Kenneth Simmons said...

This is a gorgeous card. Great mind process. It almost looks like it is on velvet.

Ruby said...

Very pretty Christmas card.

Amy Williams said...

What a great idea! They make perfect ornaments! Love stretching supplies!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a brilliant idea! That's a way to stretch your stamps and it's fabulous! Love the gold embossing!

sharon g said...

I like how simple the design is. I could make those to send out to all of my family and friends. NICE

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Your card is lovely! Would be so easy to mass produce or do different colors.

Denise Bryant said...

very clever....love your ornaments!

UTs Hobby Time said...

Eye catching card. The gold embossing gives a very rich look.

SHartl said...

What a great way to use that bicycle stamp! Embossing it gives a whole different look and it's so creative!

Guadalupe Galvis said...

Love it. Very pretty.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a pretty design

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous. Love the red and green and gold.. Hugz

Gaylynn said...

No kidding... Awesome creativity using the bike wheels. How clever and pretty.

Brandi R said...

Darling Christmas card. Love the gold ♥

Life of a Caffeinated Mom said...

Love your idea of using the wheel for the ornaments. It turned out terrific.

CherylQuilts said...

What a beautiful card with these hanging ornaments! I love the gold embossing and how elegant it is with lots of white space. Beautifully done! Hugs!

Sue D said...

How clever to turn this stamp into beautiful ornaments.

Sweet April said...

Amazing to use the wheel of the bike to do the beautiful Christmas ornaments,they look fabulous and so colorful. Love your technique of using stamps for other purpose!

Lagene said...

I love how you used the bicycle stamp for your lovely ornaments, Great idea!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card, those baubles are fabulous.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Tanja said...

love the gold heat-embossing - thanks for sharing your project at ATSM

cm said...

Talk about an ingenious way to stretch your stamps; your ornaments are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your holiday-themed card in the ATSM gallery!
~c

Charity Chamberlain said...

Wonderful card! Very pretty embossing! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday
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http://collectivecreativity.blogspot.com (my personal blog)

Wei Wei Wang said...

Such a fantastic design. Thank you for sharing at ATSM.