Thursday, May 8, 2014

Thursday Hoppin' with Unity

Good morning! I'm super excited this morning to be hopping along with the Unity Design Team - you should have arrived here from the fabulous Erin! I was the lucky winner of last month's Unity {be inspired} challenge, and in addition to the wonderful prize, that means I get to hop along and join in today! Did I mention the prize is amazing? Because it is - and you will definitely want to play along! 

Here is my first card:


Here are the sketches and color inspiration for this month:


I used both the card sketch, and the color inspiration for this card. My image and sentiment came from the April 2014 Kit of the Month "Botanical Bliss". I love getting this in the mail each month - there is always so much variety included, and it is such a great price for that many stamps! 


I colored this in with Copics, cut out an oval with a Lil' Inker's stitched die, then added my sentiment on a banner I cut with a Simon Says Stamp tilted banner die. Pattern paper is from Crate Paper, added some washi tape on the bottom, and finished off with that fun bow I have had in my stash for forever from Freckled Fawn, and waiting for the perfect opportunity to use.


I ended up needing to make another one of these cards for a friend, and since I didn't have any more of the same pattern paper left, I decided to go with an entirely different color scheme, but still use the same sketch:


I am also linking this one up with the current Shop Pumpkin Spice challenge - Washi Tape.

This time I used some Authentique pattern paper, and also added some Wink of Stella to the flowers.


Instead of the bow I added some hand trimmed banners, a tiny Tim Holtz paperclip, and a bit of jute twine tied in a bow to finish it off.


Would love to know which one is your favorite! Make sure and leave a comment before you go for a chance to win this weeks hop prize. Your next stop is the amazing Kary! Thanks so much for stopping by - and thanks to Unity for the chance to join in today! Have a wonderful day!!!

36 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness HEATHER!!! Your cards are absolutely beautiful!!! That bow is da bomb too. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us today, I'm so glad you were able to hop with us!!! Hugs.

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  2. Gorgeous cards Heather! *wow*! Glad that you're on the hop with us :)

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  3. Awesome cards Heather. So fun to see you hopping with Unity today.

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  4. Both cards are beautiful, Heather. Love the challenge colors you've used with the first card. So vibrant!

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  5. Beautiful cards, love how you did the color challenge!

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  6. I just love the SIZE of this stamp!!
    xxx
    Riette

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  7. thanks for a chance to win and the Mother's Day card ideas are fabulous!

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  8. Beautiful cards! I love the color combos on both of them!

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  9. Holy cow! Heather.. Unbelievably awesome. That bow is a bombshell. Both these cards although same turned out different n amazing. Very striking.

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  10. As always beautiful creations always enjoy seeing your work!!

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  11. Gorgeous card today Heather. Congrats on hopping and your challenge win. How exciting. :)

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  12. Both of these designs are fabulous!!! I love the colors and wonderful layers. Congrats on being the choice this month to join the hop...how exciting!

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  13. Lovely cards. I like the fancy bow on the first one. My fave is the second one.

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  14. Both cards are great...but you've got to love that sparkly bow & the bright colors!!

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  15. I love all the colors and the washi tape too. Perfect for Mom's day!

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  16. looks like you had some fun with this flower stamp....gorgeous! love your take on the {be inspired} challenge :)

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  17. Beautiful cards Heather. Love both of them.

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  18. Both of these cards are lovely. If I had to pick it would be the first card tho - love those bright happy colors.

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  19. Love the first card, think it's the darker colors. I love the dark red flowers. Both cards are lovely. It's nice to see people use the washi tape. Have a bunch and don't use it much. Thanks for sharing the ideas.

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  20. Beautiful! Congrats on your win...so glad you got to play with us today!

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  21. Lovely cards! Love the flowers! Congrats on your win! Well deserved, your creations are amazing!

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  22. I love your cards beautifu flowers. Congratulations on your win. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  23. I love your card, this is so sweet...

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  24. Beautiful cards! I am inspired at the possibilities!!

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  25. Congrats on being the winner of last month's challenge. Loved your feather card. These cards for this month's challenge are great too. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Congrats on your win! These cards are fantastic!

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  27. I love the pretty jar stamp.

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  28. Love the roses in a jar stamp! Beautiful cards and great coloring!

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  29. Good golly, both cards are freakin fabulous. Seriously. FABULOUS!

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  30. Congrats on your win! Your feather card is absolutely stunning! And these cards are great too!

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  31. wow, both cards, different coloring, different feel to them...beautiful!

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  32. very beautiful cards... love the sequin bow.... beautiful colors...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  33. Great cards. I was just working with that stamp last weekend. I love all the little extras you added to the cards as well as the backgrounds!

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