Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Growing In Unity Day 2


Hi!!  Welcome to day 2 of my Growing in Unity week!  If you're new, wecome, and if you're not, I'm so glad you chose to stop by and say hi!!

Today's card is COMPLETELY different from yesterday's project.  I want to play around with some different techniques this week and expand my horizons a little!  I used one of my favorite images from the Insightful Meadows Collection.  I started with black Memento ink and stamped right in the center of the white cardstock.  Then without re-inking, I stamped a second and a third time to give the effect of some of the flowers being farther away.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in shades of blue (tumbled glass, broken china, stormy sky, faded jeans, and chipped sapphire) starting with my lightest color first.  Working from the outside in, I used progressively darker colors, making it a point to keep the center light. Then I backed it with some coordinating cardstock from my stash, and viola...a cool card!

For those of you who haven't heard, please leave a comment on any Growing in Unity post on my blog this week, and next Monday I'll pick a random winner from all the combined comments to receive TWO Itty Bitty Stamps of the winner''s choice, courtesy of Unity Stamps!

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

26 comments:

Merry said...

This is a lovely card, I like the technique you have used.

Kris B said...

Yes it is a totally COOL card! Love this background technique! TFS God bless!!

Angeline said...

This is lovely! totally my favorite stamp too. Love what you did with the distress ink

Gaylynn said...

Gorgeous flowers. Your stamping and ink frame technique turned out lovely. :)

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Amy. Very effective technique!

Denise Bryant said...

This turned out really pretty! I love the dark around the outer edge, fading into the center. Looks great! And a lovely image in the middle!

Ruby said...

Lovely card.

jenn said...

What a beautiful card! I just LOVE unity stamps! =)

Jenn

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Amy your card is just beautiful. I love the different blues. You have to show this technique when I get back home. TFS AJ-

marcia said...

Oh my goodness! This is so beautiful! I love the technique. Great job!

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful card Amy Hope you had a s great Easter
Hugs DIANA L.

Julie Odil said...

I love the colors of blue you got on this card. Beautiful!

Ava Gavloski said...

wow, that is one smok'n beautiful card... thanks for all the tips on how to get the look, appreciate that

Karenladd said...

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! It looks like it's glowing!

jmahugger said...

Love the technique you used. Very Lovely card!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Great technique and it really highlights the flowers!

SHartl said...

Wow what a beautiful card! I love the colors and the stamped image!

Katherine said...

This is very striking! Love it.

Miriam Prantner said...

Oh wow!!! This is simple stunning, gorgeous!

Emily said...

Love the pretty colors!!!!

sharon g said...

Woe, this is SUCH a cool look!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT.

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Very pretty card!! I love this technique and the colors of blue look great together.
Angela

Natasha G.P. said...

You are a master shader. I can't get over how pretty this is.

Carol said...

Gorgeous card, love the design!

Carol B

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Sue D said...

Very pretty and great technique.

jengd said...

Lovely! I really like the spotlight and fade effect of this card.