Friday, May 25, 2012

Growing in Unity, Day FIVE

Well, we all made it to the end of the week!  Happy Friday!  I've got my final Growing in Unity card to share with you today.  Since it's also my Get Hippity with Ippity Challenge inspiration day, this card does double-duty.  The challenge this week is to make a project with flowers and a leaf.  We'd love to see you use your ippity and Unity stamps- it's not a necessity but it will get you an extra entry into the prize drawing!

I wasn't quite sure how I was going to make this one work but I REALLY like how it turned out.  Again, as with many of my GIU cards, I tried something that was almost new to me- brayering.  I did one other brayered card a few weeks ago and I just envisioned that look for this card.  I don't have any grey embossing powder but I knew I wanted the flower silhouettes to stand out against the leaves so I mixed some black, white and a bit of navy powder together and it worked pretty well.  While it's not a solid grey, I like the mottled look it has.

Don't forget to leave me a comment on this week's GIU posts!  I'll be picking a winner for those Itty Bitty's on Sunday- good luck!  Don't forget to check back on Monday to see if you won!  Thanks for letting me share my Unity/ippity cards with you this week!

Stamps: (The Simple Things): ippity

Ink: (Summer Sun, Only Orange, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Rose Red, Cranberry Crisp, Bravo Burgundy, Basic Black): Stampin' Up (Yeah, I really did use all of those), (VersaMark): Tsukineko
Paper: (Basic Black, Whisper White): Stampin' Up, (Orange DP): ? (received in a blog candy pack)
Misc: (Black & Navy EP): Joann's, (White EP): American Crafts Zing

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays: Flowers

The Stamping Boutique: Wet Embossing


  1. This is GORGEOUS!!! I just love the background!!!

  2. Jen, I love all those colors of ink you used. The flowers look amazing. Gorgeous technique to make them stand out!
    Jessica S

  3. Gorgeous! Terrific grand finale to your GIU week! Love the bold colors and that stamp set is fabulous... love it!

  4. Wow! Fantastic color on this card. So striking!

  5. I love the look of this. I've never tried mixing my powders before. Maybe I should! And now this stamp set is also on my wish list!

  6. I finally bought a brayer, but haven't used it yet. Thanks for inspiring me!!!

    1. Not only is your background just unbelievable, but the flowers look so great. I hope that I can get the same effect.

  7. Very Elegant love that orange as well, fabulous.. thanks for joining us at SSDS this week... Kaz DT

  8. Wow, this card looks amazing, and thank you for explaining how you've achieved the look on the flowers.

  9. gorgeous Jen! I love that stamps set too...hmm, I dont't recall seeing this one...sheesh, shopping again :)

  10. This is a really dramatic card and how clever of you to mix up your own embossing powder color!! It was worth it!

  11. How very beautiful! I love heat embossing but I never thought to make up my own embossing powders! I like this speckled look a lot!

  12. How very creative! Love your card & technique used - very effective, Jx