It is Friday and I am off call!! Woot Woot!!
And to make it even better, it is Friends with Flair Friday!!
I am definitely celebrating!!
You know that I love my Ippity, but if you know me at all, then you know that my first, true stamp love affair was with Unity. I LOVE my Unity stamps and cherish every chance I get to play with them!! To see more creations using Unity stamps today, please go to the Unity Blog for the complete list of hoppers participating in today's Hop.
I have a fun card to share with you today that uses the adorable stamps from the Super Sweet and Stuck on You Stampin' Store Kit (not available on the Unity website) and some adorable October Afternoon paper.
My inspiration for this card came from looking through the blog of a talented designer named Peet Roeven. Two of my friends (Eva and Vianna) suggested I look at her talent this week. And they were right... it was very inspirational to see her creations. I love the way that she uses a lot of layering in her cards and also combines many frames on her projects!
To create the layered frame you see here, I stamped the gingham frame twice. Once with SU's Taken with Teal and once in Old Olive. Then I cut out around both the inside and outside of each frame leaving them hollow. I placed the teal frame on top of the green one and turned them so that they were staggered. I glued them so that they would stay in place. Next, I turned the combined frame over and traced around the outline onto a cream colored cardstock that I had stamped in SU's More Mustard ink with the background image from the April 2010 Together We Bloom KOM. Then I cut that base out and attached it underneath the frame with pop dots! I stamped my sentiment inside the frame using SU's Chocolate Chip ink.
I colored the owl with my copics and then removed some of the color using a clear colorless blender. The "branch" is actually a flourish from a Fancy Pants chipboard collection. I colored it with a brown Copic marker and added a coordinating bow to it. The cute flowers added to the bottom are stickers from an OA collection. I added brads to the centers of each of the flowers!
Don't forget that the Sneak Peeks of the New Ippity Stamps will begin on Sunday, May 9th!
Mark Your Calendars!!
Thanks for visiting my blog today and I appreciate your comments!! Please be sure to see the rest of the blogs on the hop today! I know you won't be disappointed!