Sunday, October 25, 2015

GIU Day1 - Blessed Christmas

Hello everyone!! Welcome to my blog. I'm so excited to be Growing In Unity this week. I will be sharing projects that I made with Unity Stamps, from Monday to Friday. Let's get on to the project for today.

I made a simple Christmas card using one non-holiday stamp from Unity. It makes me happy to stretch my stamps beyond their intended use. Here's my card:


As soon I as I saw this swirl stamp from Unity stamps' Growing in Unity stamp set, I thought of winter and snow!! Also, this is the time for making Christmas cards right? So I went right ahead and made this card. The colors are not the traditional Christmas colors, but I loved this combination after I made my other Christmas card which you can see here.



I sponged a piece of white cardstock with DI Tumbled glass. Then I heat embossed the swirl stamp with Zing silver embossing powder. I cut the cardstock into 2 in a diagonal way. I matted this layer with another cardstock, slightly bigger than this and embossed it's ends with the same silver embossing powder. The sentiment, from Unity Stamps' Unto us stamp set, is also embossed with the same silver powder on the brown card base. To add some dimension, I adhered the inked panels with foam tape. I punched a snowflake using the MS Sonwflake punch and embossed it with the same silver embossing powder. Finally, I added a few blue gems from my stash.

So how do you like this card? 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!! How awesome is that!! See you tomorrow with another new and exciting project.

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

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33 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation and love this colour combo...stunning work.

{The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

brenda said...

This looks so very crisp and elegant Berina, the colours work together beautifully.

B x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Wonderful card Berina! Lovely colour combination and the embossing looks beautiful.
Thank you for becoming a follower and entering my candy giveaway. I hope you'll be able to visit often and say hello. Debra x

ionabunny said...

Very elegant. Love the simple silver and white. Hugz

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Beautiful layout and colo Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 206th AG challenge! Blessings and Hugs, Caroler.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love the diagonal opening for the sentiment and the pretty swirls stamp for a snowy look!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I think this is absolutely stunning and very elegant. Love how you cut the stamped panel at an angle - fabulous design!

Brandi R said...

What a beautiful and elegant card. Fabulous job and congrats on your GUI week. Can't wait to see what all you have in store ♥

Kris B said...

What a wonderful Christmas card! Love the silver embossing and non-traditional colors! Beautiful clean and simple card! Congratulations on being this week GIU designer!

sally said...

I love the simple sophistication of your cad!

Sally

Lagene said...

Beautiful & Elegant!

Linby said...

Lovely simple design, yet so effective.
Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.
Lynn x
GDT

Jm monroe said...

Very Elegant. You did a wonderful job Berina. Love seeing your creations

Team Clark said...

Beautiful colors and love the sketch design!

Kathleen said...

Really lovely clean and simple card but so very effective, great embossing.

Kath x

UTs Hobby Time said...

Super fun card! The colors are so pleasant. love the embossing.

Sue D said...

Very elegant with the silver swirls.

Bobby said...

That swirl stamp embossed in silver makes a beautiful background. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week.

Tami said...

I love how you cut the background!!!

Guadalupe Galvis said...

love how the background looks.

scrappymo! said...

Great way to use some embossing folders. The silver makes it look so festive too!

Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph Days Challenge.

Sindhu said...

Very elegant card ..

fiyre43 said...

I love love love this card!! You really went the extra mile to create a beautiful piece!! Thank you for sharing!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh I like this! So elegant looking! I love the embossing! Beautiful CAS card! I might have to CASE your design!

Ruby said...

Very elegant Christmas card. Congratulations on being the GIU this week.

Amy Williams said...

So pretty! Great idea for the swirl! Loving your color combo.

Sweet April said...

Ahh...Christmas such a beautiful,wonderful,marvelous season as your card;it only says:Christmas! It's so special and elegant!

SHartl said...

Congratulations on being the GIU star this week! What a pretty Christmas card, especially with the non-traditional colors. I always like it when something is unexpected and beautiful!

sharon g said...

Silver and blue is a classic combo. LOVE it.

Kenneth Simmons said...

This is an awesome card. I also like the swirls and the layering.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A very elegant Christmas card, fabulous design.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Jan Frances said...

Beautiful embossed card and I love the choice of colour as your Christmas card xx Jan xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful holiday creation! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)