Monday, July 28, 2014

A Lovely Day

It's time to announce a winner from my GIU week!!!  But first I have cards to share. ;)  I want to thank you all SO much for all of the sweet comments on my posts all last week.  You guys are the sweetest!

Do you ever get an idea for a card and just have to go and try it RIGHT NOW!  That was this first card, only when I stole 5 minutes for myself and went down to my craft table to make it I couldn't find my stack of white paper anywhere.  Since I was planning on covering up my embossed image with distress inks I just grabbed the first paper I saw which was a cute yellow with orange dots and some summer words and figured that it would all cover up anyway.  It didn't but I think I like how it turned out better!  The bold background became subtle under the distress inks and gives the card some added character.  The patterned paper is from My Minds Eye.  I white embossed the flower from Unity Stamp Co's June KOTM and sponged some Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed distress inks over the image and finished it with a sentiment (from Unity's Lovely Butterfly Day) stamped in vellum.

In fact, I liked how it turned out so much that I went down later and played with some of the leftover paper and came up with this card using the same technique. 
The stamps used here are from Unity's July KOTM Beautiful Inside and Out.
And now what you've all been waiting for, winner time!!!  I used to generate a number between Day 1 and Day 5 and it picked Day 2.  There were 23 comments on that post and picked 15, which was...
July 23, 2014 at 8:04 AM
KC said...
this is an awesome kit! I love the look of the watercolors in this one! awesome job!!
KC, please send me an e-mail (crystal_hubbsathotmaildotcom) with your name, shipping info and of course your 2 Unity Itty Bitty choices so we can get you your stamps!
Thank you all again for such a great week as your Growing In Unity gal, you really made my week with all your kind words!


Amy E said...

Congrats to the winner...and beautiful cards Crystal!!

Amy E.

Christina's Creations said...

I just love it when you use vellum, lol! The white embossing is gorgeous, I need to try that soon.

Ruby said...

Lovely cards.

KC said...

I love these two creations! the colors the bright white...all of it. oh and PS WAHOOOO! thank you thank to email you right now!

Julie Odil said...

Beautiful cards, Crystal! Thanks for a fun week, and congrats to the winner.

Karenladd said...

congrats to the winner and thanks so much for an awesome week Crystal! LOVE that white embossing!