Thursday, May 22, 2014

Growing in Unity Day 4

Welcome back! Thank you for all the wonderful comments, they put a smile on my face.

As mentioned in previous posts, I have decided to showcase the January 2014 KOM, Be your own kind of Beautiful to show just how versatile these kits are.

For today's post, I have made two cards using the same stamps.  For the first one I took a softer approach, and stamped the sentiment using distress ink to create a background, which I then splattered with water to give it a softer look.  I also used baker's twine and star brads to accent the image.

Although, I was pleased with the outcome, I felt like the image would really 'pop' if embossed in white on a dark background.  So I did just that, and then also added some of the smaller star images stamped off in silver a few times before stamping on the card stock, to soften them.  I also had some really cute dies in planets and stars that I included for some added interest.
So there you have it, two completely different styles of card using the same images.

Don't forget to leave a comment each day for your chance to win two free Itty Bitty stamps from Unity Stamp Company.  While you are there perusing the stamps you would pick if you are the lucky winner, be sure to check out all their sales and new releases.  Have a great day and I hope you'll come back tomorrow.

Michele


21 comments:

  1. Love both your card designs, very cool background on the second!!!

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  2. Both cards are lovely. I really like the black and white one.

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  3. I always enjoy seeing the same stamp with different looks. Enjoying your week as GIU!

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  4. I am loving the first card! What a cool idea, using the twine like that. I need to try that!

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  5. Two great looks with the KOM you used!

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  6. Fantastic cards! I especially like the second in black and white. The white embossing gives a bit of a 3D feel that is perfect for the space effect! I can't wait to see what you come up with tomorrow! :0)

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  7. I love this stamp and your cards. Great job.

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  8. Both cards look great! The stamp really does pop embossed in white on black! I like the way you added a star die cut/punch under the star brad, it really makes the star brads more noticeable.

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  9. beautiful card... love that stamp... very beautiful!!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  10. Ooooh, really like the second card, the effect looks great! :)

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  11. Such different looks but both are really nice with the stamp. :)

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  12. I like the different looks you achieved.

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  13. Wow, love how you got such different designs using the same stamp! Love the blue and yellow combo!

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  14. I really like the two versions of the same stamp image, especially the way they have totally different effects!

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  15. I'm behind schedule this week so haven't been able to blog browse as much as I usually do. I did want to stop by and say congratulations on your GIU week and to let you know how lovely I think all of your projects are! Your cupcake card has been my most favorite so far…IF I was forced to choose, but I really love the sweetness of your sun moon and stars card, the black/white embossed one is SO pretty!

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  16. Both card are nice. Think I like the one with color and the angles with paper.

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  17. Great designs, Michele. Amazing how one image can be used so differently!

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  18. I just love how you used the exact same stamps and came up with two VERY different cards Michele! Now that's art!! Great job!

    Amy E.
    Scrapthissavethat.com

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  19. Love the total opposite effect of the two cards-great job! Love the sentiment especially!

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  20. I love the 2 different looks! Great job!

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  21. I am very much pleased with the contents you have mentioned. I wanted to thank you for this great article.

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