Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Growing In Unity - Day 2 - Have a Groovy Day!


Hello! Welcome to my second day of Growing in Unity! Today I'm sharing a card that I started off planning on giving my husband for his birthday...but as you can see, it ended up being a "bit" too girlie for me to do that to him! I did show it to him, and he liked it, but I don't think he would have been thrilled to get it for himself! Heeheehee! Anyway, here it is:
I just LOVE this groovy little van image from the Unity Ippity line of stamps! I vaguely remember having one of these vans when I was a little girl...although I am pretty sure it was just white - or at least cream colored! Anyway, I stamped it on an oval cut with my Nestabilities, and colored it with Copic markers, then inked the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink.
Matted it on a cardstock scallop oval, also cut with a Nestabilities die. All my pattern papers are from My Minds Eye, and inked with Tim Holtz distress ink in Antique Linen. 
I used a Fiskars postage stamp border punch for one of the layers underneath the main image, and tied some black jute twine from Ribbon Carousel behind it, with a PTI button in the center of the bow.
I used a MFT Die-namic frame to stamp the sentiment on, then trimmed off the bottom, and mounted it on a little more of the red cardstock, with rounded off corners. Added a couple of stick on pearls to finish it off! 
I hope today's card made you smile! Make sure and leave a comment for a chance to win 2 Unity Itty Bitties of your choice (like this one for example!) And come back every day this week for even more chances! Hope to see you tomorrow - can't wait to share tomorrows card with you!!!

29 comments:

  1. Fun card! Love it....especially the fuzzy dice :)

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  2. What a delightful card! As a college student during the early '70s, I remember all of this very well! Roomed with a REAL HIPPIE from California...for one quarter! Wow, this card brought back memories!
    Carolyn
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  3. Totally wonderful!!! Love the colours and image. As for giving it to your hubby...yeah...after all there's no pink or glitter or bling. I think it's very restrained on the girlie. Lee-Ann :)

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  4. Delightful card! I love the fun colors!
    DeniseB

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  5. Fun card! Love the coloring and I like how you put the sentiment in that little bracket below.

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  6. This is so groovy looking. I love the colors, layout and paper. Super cute image too.

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  7. LOVE IT that you are rockin the {ippity} stamps!

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  8. Super groovy card...I love the colors and papers!

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  9. Groovy card!! I like the colors, papers and layout.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  10. Again, LOVE the colours! and I like how you cut the label and only used the top half, sometimes I don't feel like I have room for a label, now I know how to make it work - thanks.

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  11. What a fun card. Love the design.

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  12. This brought back fun memories from my childhood as well. Yep we had a VW too! I am loving how you used this stamp and created the card. The colors are vibrant and beautiful. I can't wait to see what else you create.

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  13. I know that feeling. When one ends up doong things too girly. Great card.

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  14. This is so totally cute! I love it!

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  15. Heather ~ Oh this is just a FABULOUS card! I LOVE the design and ALL the details! WOW! I would not give it to your hubby but me!!!! I LOVE it! I really don't think it looks too girlie!

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  16. What a lovely card...love the overall design and the sentiment panel shape.

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  17. Perfect as always Heather! TFS
    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz

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  18. Your coloring looks great. I also like your flowery background paper. Good job. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

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  19. It is a bit girly with all of the flowers but it's fantastic nonetheless! Wonderful!

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  20. Oh my gosh, so much fun! Love the bright colours.

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  21. I really don't think it is that girly, but I see what you mean. I have a hard time giving cards to the hubby. I think he just throws them away =(

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  22. Oh yeah...groovy this is!! Ha ha...I'm old enough to remember riding around in one of these! Fun card!

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  23. This is so much fun! My boss has one of those vans! Once a fan, always a fan, right? Love it!

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  24. Super super cute!! Love the way you colored the van...so playful!

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  25. I love that stamp. Great card!

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  26. I love all of your cards this week! You are just amazing with ribbons, twines, buttons and stamps. All of my favorite crafty things! :D

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