Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Growing in Unity, Day TWO

Morning all!  Welcome to day two of my Growing in Unity (GIU) week. At the end of the week, I'll draw a name from all of the comments and that poster will win 2 Itty Bitty stamps of their choice from Unity so don't forget to comment!

Today I went in a bit different direction than I usually go- I made a few mini cards.  I've been wanting to make some of these to stash in my son and husband's lunches, I just hadn't done it yet.

The first one I made two of and simply altered the color combination.  I wanted to use the "Nuts and Bolts" set and it's perfect for a mini card.

While it's a bit hard to see, the paper gears and the "you're #1" are all embossed.  What you really can't see, or smell, is that they're embossed with clear cherry and vanilla scented embossing powders.  I thought the 4yr old would really like that. 

The second card is quite a bit different.  I used some leftover acetate to make a window over the fish so I could put seaweed over him without having to fussy-cut it out.  Even I have limits to what I'll fussy cut! 

  Nuts & Bolts cards:
    Stamps: (Nuts & Bolts, The Best): Unity

    Ink: (Encore Silver, Encore Gold): Tsukineko
    Paper: (Basic White, Mini cards): Stampin' Up
    Misc: (Vanilla, Cherry scented EP): Stampin' Up, (Gears & film ribbon): Tim Holtz, Watch parts
  Fish card:
    Stamps: (Fishy Philosophy): ippity

    Ink: (Black Staz-on): Tsukineko, (Tempting Turquoise): Stampin' Up
    Paper: (Whisper White mini card): Stampin' Up, (DP): ?
    Misc: (EP): Stampendous, Copics, Acetate

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  1. Your cards are so cute! I love the gears :-)

  2. Love the mini card with gears and the acetate layer on the fish card too! I'm with you... that's too much fussy cutting for the seaweed! Looks great on the acetate layer!

  3. Love them both, somehow I missed that gear stamp set, no you made have to go look for it! I have trying acetate on my "To Do" list, LOL!

  4. Wow, these are great. The nuts and bolts ones had me running to my Unity Caddy to see if I have that one...LOL! And I do! Just don't have the #1 stamp. But great idea to make the cards mini so the small stamps show up better. Also a great idea for the acetate!!! I don't blame you for not wanting to fussy cut, and you came up with quite the clever resolution!!!
    Awesome job again today JenGD!
    Jessica S

  5. These minis are a lot of fun!

  6. Jen,
    Both or your cards are great! I am in love the the ones you did for the boys, Im really into steampunk and that's what it looks like to me You have done an excellent job on those. The fish card is adorable! Stay crafting!

  7. Jen,
    You have crafted some great cards today! I am a steampunk lover too, and I just love your steampunk cards you made for your DS & DH. Really nice pshy card! Stay crafty my friend!

  8. Lovely cards Jen . I love Unity and getting a tiny stamp would make my day. Thanks a lot and happy crafting.

  9. Very creative cards!! I would love a scented card myself!! :)

  10. Love your cards...especially the masculine themed one! I am really into kraft paper these days and I like the way you switched up the colors!

  11. Fun cards! I really love that first one with all the gears!

  12. Wonderful, Jen! I hope I can get by everyday, but if not, I wanted to let you know how proud I am of you and your creativity is out of this world!

  13. That fish is divine. Such bright colors. :)

  14. I love all the gears. These are wonderful for not only guy cards, but lots of other ones--they are very versatile.

  15. I love the mini gear cards. I have three boys and am always drawn to "boy" things!

  16. It's cool how you used not only gears, but a film strip. This is really neat.

  17. I love that sweet little fish! it looks like you colored it with pastels! Your gear card is just wonderful as well and I love both versions!

  18. Fabulous! Really love that combo of gears and the contrasting materials.