It's my final day as your GIU girl! Thank you all so much for your kind words and support this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a fabulous grab bag of Unity awesomeness!
I don't know if you guys noticed, but I chose all easy and quick techniques this week. I did that on purpose because I think we all need to realize we can create beautiful cards without spending hours on them. Even the layout for today goes together quickly especially when you use a technique for the main image. The cards I made this week would be great to mass produce for our own stash, to give as gifts, to donate to an organization like Cards For Soldiers or Carrie Lee-Walden in the Unity S&T who collects cards for soldiers too during the year.
I want to share with you my favorite layout I cased from the Unity website. This card (shared with permission) by Lisa Arana created with Butterflies and Sunbeams is a layout I have used a lot over the past year and a half. I love it because it never fails me! Plus, it is a great way to use your pattern paper! There are a lot of photos today because I have included some of the cards I have made previously with this layout.
Lisa Arana's card from the Unity website.
I made a new card for today using the same watercolor stamping technique as day 4. I used Blessed Fall (kom 9/18), Isla Girl, a double stitched edge die, canson xl mixed media paper, enamel dots, foam tape, along with mowed lawn, picked raspberry and salty ocean distress oxide inks. Most of the time I pick my pattern paper before I start a project that uses it. Because I was experimenting I did not have a plan for how I was going to use all the images I created for day 4. I had to dig deep into my stash before I found paper that would work with the colors in the bird. In fact, these were the only papers that worked.
Here are some cards I made previously using this same layout over the last 18 months. I used the following stamps sets: We Can Rise (kom 6/18), Happy Moments, Whatever Comes Next, Forward and Through, and Blessed Fall (kom 9/18).
As I finish my week, I just want to encourage you guys to check out the Unity blog, quick tips and stamp set samples for inspiration. It is such a great resource! If you are stuck in a rut or have no mojo go find something new to try out and have some fun.
Thanks again for all the love this week and I hope you enjoyed the last day of my GIU week!
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