Saturday, May 24, 2014

Unity Stamps - Growing In Unity Blog Hop

I'm so excited!  And I just can't hide it!  Okay, enough 70's (80's?) music!  I was lucky enough to be the Unity Stamps Growing in Unity Girl a few months ago, and now they have asked the participants from the last two months to come together for a blog hop!  Woohoo!


We were given this week's Stamp of the Week to use.  It's called, Need a Squeeze.  It's super adorable!  It's one of the Itty Bitty stamps so it comes with an image and a sentiment.  The image has three citrus slices.  When I saw one that resembled a lime, the first thing I thought of is MARGARITAS!!!  I love me some margaritas!

I tried a new technique I've never used before.  Actually I've never seen it used before, although I can't imagine with all the talented artists out there that I came up with something original!  Ha ha!  I cut out a margarita glass with my Silhouette Cameo and then used the negative as a template to cut another glass shape out of plastic,  I colored the plastic with my Bic Mark-It's making sure to leave it looking a little streaky so that it would resemble liquid in the glass. Next, I added some Martha Stewart Glitter on the rim of the glass.  After all, you can't have a margarita without salt on the rim!  I colored and cut out the little lime to add to the edge of my glass!  Next I mounted the plastic piece to a white oval background that had been edged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers.  That was all mounted on black and then some DCWV cardstock.  I popped up the little sentiment across the bass of the glass, and called my card complete!


Please hop along with us!  I'm including the whole list of participants so you can start at the beginning and see all the gorgeous works of art!

  1. An'Jenic
  2. Maria Levine
  3. Anna Natalia
  4. Brittany Morgan
  5. Erica Bass
  6. Donna Baes
  7. Amy E.    <---You are here
  8. Patti aka scrapunzel1
  9. Heather Hoffman
Thanks so much for hanging out with us!  Have an INCREDIBLE Memorial Day Weekend!!

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

25 comments:

Creative M said...

This is AWESOME!! Love the print & cut technique..use it all the time. Super cute salt...lol
Yes, we need salt on my margarita..lol!
Awesome!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

WhoMom said...

Love how you chose to use the citrus! And the glass cut out is wonderful, great using your Silhouette. This would be a fun card to send.

kaleidoscopeimpressions said...

Amazing job on making this look like liquid - awesome card!
hugs, JA

michelegeorgern said...

Beautiful. Love it!

Lagene said...

Love your limey margaurita!

Cynthia said...

Fun design! Looks yummy, Amy.

Rachel said...

this is just COOL! i love your margarita! looks yummy
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Cheers! This is one super crafty genius card!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Cute card Amy. I would like margarita or two =) Happy I could Be In This Hop With You!! HUGS

Crystal said...

Awesome card and margarita! That glass looks mighty refreshing!

scrapclose2theheart said...

Truly amazing! Very nice way to showcase this Itty Bitty. TFS Hugs~Patti

jengd said...

What a fun technique and great result!

Maria Levine said...

Super creative I love it! Great job!

Brittany M. said...

I love this technique...I gotta give it a try sometime! Thanks for the inspiration...and now I'm craving a margarita, ha ha! Glad I was in this hop with you!

Kris B said...

Super fun card! I'd love me a margarita about now! What a great technique! Love your rim of salt!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Fabulous card! It really looks like a yummy margarita!

Karenladd said...

Yikes! That is such an awesome technique! Great margarita glass with the lime slice

loulou said...

Wow, Amy what a clever design. I can almost the taste the delicious salty tang.

Sue D said...

Great technique and cute sentiment.

Ruby said...

Very pretty card.

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Cute card!
Angela

Gaylynn said...

Oh, this is a super fun card. How clever. :)

Donna K said...

Where's the salt? Right on the rim of that fabulous margarita you created! LOVE this!! So glad to be part of the hop with you, Amy! Cheers!

cal8007 said...

Very unique!! I can almost feel the cold of that glass!! Love it!

Houses Built of Cards said...

So very cute and creative! Way to think outside the box!!!

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