Monday, June 17, 2013

I'm so excited!!! Growing in Unity Day 1


It's finally here ~ my Growing in Unity week. I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!! Can you tell? This week I want to share a few of my favorite techniques/my styles with you. Most of my projects will be cards ~ you can never have too many ready to send, can you? I hope to share a layout, too. We will see what the week brings. One of the things I really like to use on my cards, is ripped paper. I like the look and I love to distress the edges. Another way I love to use ripped edges is to mask off most of the card except for a wide strip down the middle. I use distress ink and a sponge tool to add the color and them I stamp images in the colored space without removing the mask. I have a few examples to show you today.







After removing the mask, I stamp a sentiment in the white space. Easy to make, so versatile, and very elegant, I think. Sometimes, I will create the card leaving a sentiment off until I need the card. I will then add what I need. Leave a comment today and each day this week for a chance to win two itty bittys of your choice from Unity. I hope you all have a great day!

25 comments:

  1. Congrats on the GIU assignment this week, Michelle! This is a fun technique and great for CAS designs.

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  2. Congrats on your GIU week! I'm looking forward to seeing your posts all week.
    Love the idea you shared with us today. Simple but very effective. Great idea to have some made up on hand and just add the appropriate sentiment as needed!

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  3. I'm excited for a great GIU week! Love all your examples today! Fun technique!

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  4. Great one layer cards! I need to try this technique. Love the idea of leavig a sentiment off until needed! TFS Looking forward to a fun GIU week!

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  5. Thanks for sharing your technique. These are great to have on hand for sure. :)

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  6. Such cute cards. I love the look of all of them. TFS & Congrats on being a GIU girl this week.

    An'Jenic

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  7. This is a great technique for cards!

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  8. I am looking forward to seeing your creations this week. Thanks for sharing the techniques with us too. Lovely set of cards.

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  9. I like this technique, I think I will have to try it on a scrapbook page too.

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  10. Congrats on being GIU gal! What a great technique! TFS!

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  11. What a great way to make quick and simple cards by making your own background!

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  12. Congratulations!!! I'm expecting a whole lot of Unity goodness and can't wait to get cracking properly!

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  13. Congrats, you lucky gal! great cards!

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  14. Congrats!
    I know we're gonna see some great projects this week!

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  15. I love the look of these cards!

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  16. Great masking trick, I love the organic lines of the torn paper mask!

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  17. I love using torn paper as well and love your technique of masking and stamping.

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  18. What a great idea.
    I've not seen this
    before. I'll have
    to scraplift this.
    Carla from Utah

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  19. Interesting masking technique that I've never thought to use. Love your cute cards.

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  20. What a cute, simple idea. I'll have to try something similar. I tend to go overboard.

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  21. The watermelons are really great for Independence Day cards. I have never noticed them before. I'll have to check out Unity again.

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  22. Love your technique....so simple, but so delightful!

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  23. This would be put to good use for my stamping experiments that have not gone so well. Pick out the best area and tear it out. Fabulous idea

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  24. Congrats on your GIU week, Michelle! This is a great idea for a CAS card!!

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