Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Growing in Unity Day 2

Hello. Hope your Monday didn't kick you in the lady parts too hard yesterday!  Monday is a cruel mistress and if anything, Tuesday is your neighbors yappy- yappy dog!

To give you a reprieve from the incessant barking that being an adult brings, here's a little Unity creation to keep you focused on what is important.  Some finely crafted red rubber stamps of course!

I've been really trying to master the one layer card lately.  Is it laziness or a sincere effort to making simplicity look effortless? I honestly don't know at this point.  My inspiration is a fickle mistress.  Some days she's there, other days I think she's playing Keno in Vegas.  I do know that clean and simple cards are the most difficult to master.  You can't HIDE your mistakes under anything.

(I know what you are thinking.. what's under that washi tape?  Nothing!!  No mistakes there at all.)

So, what's your perfered style of card. Clean and simple, grunge, layers, paper pieced, or just throw stuff at a piece of paper and hope it sticks?  Let's discuss!



Supplies used:
  • Unity Stamp Company- "Birdie Conversation" 
  • Strathmore Bristol vellum surface- 100 lbs
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink.  Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry  Salty Ocean & Peacock Feathers
  • Versafine Onxy Black pigment Ink
  • American Crafts yellow & white baker's twine
  • Mijello Mission Gold watercolors
  • Bazzill Basics "Bazzill Purple" card stock
  • Patterned Paper: Teresa Collins- "Family Stories"
  • Neenah Exact Index 110 lb card base
  • Eyelet Outlet enamle dots-teal
  • Scotch Post-it notes for masking
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45 comments:

  1. So Spring!!! My style is quick, distressed, heartfelt and cute...like me!

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  2. I think you mastered clean and simple! Adorable!

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  3. Too cute! I usually fly by the seat of my pants and see what happens ;)

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  4. Awesome color scheme. The yellow really pops off the page. I completely agree that simple reveals all your flaws. There’s no place to hide. This is also true for geometric shapes which is sometimes counterintuitive because you think, how hard is it to cut a square. Brilliant writing, by the way.

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  5. Soooooo very adorbs!! I am a birdie lover so this really
    touches me. I don't have a style at all. I simply enjoy
    making a card whatever style it may end up being. lol

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  6. Your Birdie card is super Adorable! It puts a smile on my face.

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  7. Adorable! I’m mostly layers and grunge. I have a real hard time with simple. Seems like a good challenge. :)

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  8. These birdies are so adorable! Single layer is hard for me, but so are too many layers!

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  9. I AGREe single layers cards are difficult ... I always want something to POP, so either with dimension or s color mat. I think you got though .. this card is cute cute cute!!!

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  10. Very lovely! I go for simple layers usually, and it depends on my mood, the type of stamp I'm using, and what medium I feel like using!

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  11. Annie I love these little Birdies. Thanks for the ideas. I have then, so now you’ve shown me a cute way to make a card with them. Love.. love them!

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  12. Love your coloring, so pretty. I agree, single layer cards are hard to do. I think my favorite (currently anyway) is the grunge look. Lots of ways to cover mistakes (because I know I make plenty...lol) and I also like to use scraps left over so grunge can be very forgiving with those as well.

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  13. Love it. My style is what sticks to the card! Lol

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  14. Awesome. I love all kinds of creating from the super simple to layered cards to whatever is on my deal at the time.

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  15. I like the layered paper look. Grungy style is growing on me though as I purchase more "ecclectic" stamps. Those birds are fantastic, btw.

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  16. Great card. I like the look of CAS cards but whenever I try to make one I end up adding layers.

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  17. Love your card! I usually go simple and clean. I’m a bit anal retentive to a fault. I’m trying to do more vintage and grunge stuff but not fully comfortable yet with that 😜love your work Laura:)

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  18. Oh my goodness this is just adorable! Love all the layers and the whimsical image!

    Sammibug (Samantha Jackson-Houp on Facebook)

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  19. Most of my cards are a couple of layers and done. I tend to pick one focal image and one sentiment and that's it. What you did for the ground intrigues me on this card. I need to try something similar!

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  21. Adorable card! I don't really have a certain style because I like to mix it up. I deleted my other comment because of my typos.

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  22. Cute chicks! My fav style is layers with a little bling!

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  23. A very cute card! Love your coloring!
    --Phaline Mays

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  24. Adorable I love cards that are not overly embellished. I like simple but cute and this is adorable.

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  25. So cute! The yellow birdies are so vibrant. I dont have a particular style that I like more than another but my cards usually end up being simple.

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  26. I really like one-layer cards too. They do take planning, tho.

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  27. My style? Depends what day it is, and what has caught my attention in the moment. I love these adorable little birds - must have!

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  28. Simple is my style, like the colors on the card.

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  29. Love this card. It is so cute. Birds are my favorite.

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  30. I am a throw things on the card and see what sticks kind of crafter. It's a mix-of-everything style. I love your one-layer card -- they are so convenient for mailing. Your card is adorable! I love your coloring.

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  31. Also, you are crazy precise for knowing the brands of all your elements... #youcray

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  32. Great job Annie. Monday was OK this week. It was Tuesday that kicked me In the lady pants.

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  33. Adorable!! I love the pops of color in your chickies!!! and the cool "border/Surface" they are strolling across!! I do love reading you thought process, I'm looking forward to each clever comment <3 Have a beautiful week :) & Congrats on GIU !! !!

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  34. Cute card, love your peeps! The colors are great and I like the purple and chevron paper as a contrast. Someday, I’ll focus on clean and simple, but right now, I seem to be driven toward layered, textured and vintage. Since I’m new to cardmaking, this will probably stick with me a while longer especially as I want to learn to do mixed media...even more textured and layered!

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  35. Cute card! I like layers I guess.... But I'd like to get into mixed media type card and I really admire clean and simple.....hard for me to do those! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  36. Love the chicks! Brings out the "Farmers Daughter" in me!!!

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  37. love the chicks in combination with the distress inks! amazing work, as always!! :)

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  38. Great card. My style is clean and simple, but then I see what others do and think, why didn't I add a little more to make it better.

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  39. super cute card! I get you. One layers and CAS is HARD. One Layer is the hardest especially when you're a perfectionist. However, I cannot collage. At. All. don't know why but my collage cards always look like a junk drawer.

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  40. I love those birdies - so cute!

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