Monday, October 2, 2017

GIU Day 1 - Cheers To New Beginnings

Hello everyone!! Welcome to Day 1 of my Growing in Unity week. I'm so excited to be the Growing In Unity girl this week. This week, Monday through Friday, I will be sharing my cards that I have made with Unity Stamps.

Here's what I've made for Day 1:


I inked a piece of white cardstock of size 4.125" x 5.375" with Distress Inks Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers and Broken China. I blended all 4 colors until I was satisfied with the results. Then, I stamped the butterflies and the sentiment "Cheers to new beginnings" from the Unity Stamps - You Can & You Will stamp set with VersaMark ink and embossed with Hero Arts Gold powder. I love how the gold looks against the background. Then, I adhered this panel on to a top folding A2 card base, leaving a 1/8" margin around the edges.

How do you like this card? Let me know in the comments. Unity Stamps has generously offered a prize of a grab bag of 25 random stamps to 2 people who comment on my GIU posts. You have until Sunday night to comment on all my GIU posts. I will pick a winner on Monday.

I highly recommend you to check out my GIU partner - Crystal O. Minkler's blog. She's very talented and I'm sure she has a wonderful project to inspire us today.

Thank you for stopping by today. Please do visit me tomorrow to see a new project with Unity Stamps. Hope you have a great day.

46 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulously stunning, the colours are really classy.xx [aNNie]

Chris in CT said...

Pretty card!

Cindy Littler said...

The blended colors are beautiful. Great card!!

TAG Creations by T.German said...

Wow...so pretty! I too love how the gold looks on the card! ❤️

stamping sue said...

Beautiful card and your blending is perfect.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

mendo.dre said...

Such simple elegance with this card. Love the colour palette.

Dorothy Green said...

Love your blue background! A very pretty card!

Kimberly Plumlee said...

I love the background! Great job on blending the colors together.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty background and a beautiful butterfly! Beautiful card!
Congrats on your GIU week!

Romaine said...

Love the background colours! The stamp in gold? Beautiful.

Deborah Kaye said...

Pretty card! Your background is lovely!

Robyn Jordan said...

Amazing blending of colors! I love your use of the Gold embossing powder!
Beautiful card!!

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous, lovely colours - such a beautiful card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Cindy Thick said...

Beautifully simple card. Love the background colors.

Katy Fowler Castlehouse Cards said...

I love your card. I will have to try this. I have several different colors of embossing powder. My mind is twirling with color combinations!!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Your BG came out gorgeous! I love the gold embossing. Makes for a very elegant card.

Mrs A. said...

This is a lovely butterfly stamp and gorgeous. Olives that you have used with it. The kudos for fluttering into the garden . Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

Oh my goodness I do so hate predictive text that changes what your trying to say. That should be colours and not olives! And thank you for fluttering into the garden. Hugs Mrs A.

Niece said...

You colors remind me of a gift from Tiffany's. Beautiful and simple. Love it

Denise S. said...

Those are lovely colors together and great job blending them.

Sindhu said...

Pretty card....the color combination is so nice...

Corinne Derby said...

So beautiful

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

I loved this colour combo a lot ! Lovely card :)

sharon g said...

The embossing really makes it stand out. Great color combo, too.

Suz said...

Beautiful blending. Love that stamp

LisaMarie said...

I love simple yet beautiful cards.

ionabunny said...

Beautiful colour background. The white embossing really pops. Hugz

Paula Linna said...

Wow. I like this color combination. Very nice card

Debbie Baker said...

Background is beautiful. Lovely card.

rebecca ramirez said...

The gold embossing is amazing on this blue background. Love how you blended all the colors to get this very unique color

Judy B said...

I really love the blended background on projects. Your colors are very pretty. Thanks for sharing this with us. ❤️

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card, love the gold embossing.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
luv
Debby

Marsha Mc said...

Love it! Beautiful card.

Amy E said...

What a beautiful card! I'm LOVING Distress inks right now too! I love all the shades of blues and greens with the gold embossing!

Amy E
scrapthissavethat.com

Monika Reeck said...

wooow I love the color of your card
so adorable
great made
many thanks for playing along with us at ATSM this time
hugs
Monika

Mary Sikes said...

That background is beautiful and blended so well. The gold was a good choice, kind of a ray of sunshine

Darnell said...

Stunning ink blending, Berina! I love that gold with it!! Thank you so much for playing again in my NBUS Challenge #12! Hugs, Darnell

Selena said...

Pretty colors, the background is so pretty and blended so well! I love creating backgrounds like this!

Darlene Kolojeski-Huttel said...

Beautiful card. It looks like angel wings.

Bri said...

I love the background color. The gold embossing looks great with it! Thanks for sharing!

Snailmailstamping.blogspot.com said...

Nice blending of the background , the gold embossing really shines.

Helen Gullett said...

Beautiful CAS!

StirYourCreativity said...

This is a super stylish card

brenda said...

Slowly catching up after holidays Berina so rather belatedly popping in to thank you for sharing your pretty creation with us at Penny Black and More challenge. Thank you for all your kind visits whilst I was away, much appreciated.

B x

Paru Mahtani said...

Beautiful embossing!
Thanks so much for playing Paru’s Card Making challenges

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card, thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Close to nature' challenge and good luck x Susan x