Friday, August 29, 2008

So & So Loves...

Have you seen this single stamp from the Unity Stamp Co.? It's called "So & So Loves..." and it's just perfect for any sort of romantic card you might need. In this case, I'm using it for an engagement card, but it could easily work for an anniversary, valentine, random hook up (<--ha, just seeing if you're paying attention!), etc. I lovvve birch trees. And I lovvve this stamp! But do I own it? No. I will though, just give me time! My new blogger friend Jessica Russell over at Kindred Arts was kind enough to do an image swap with me so I could get my hands on some of these and other Unity images. Kind of a "try it before you buy it" thing, ya know? Be sure to take a minute to check out her blog. She is super creative, and loves her some Unity Stamps! And honestly, who can blame her? I have only just recently found that company (well, I've known about it for awhile, but only recently decided to really check it out) and I'm in love with just about everything I see! Oye. Not good for the ol' pocketbook.

Anyhow, as I said earlier, I made this card for my friend Jenn who announced her engagement a few weeks ago. I'm late, I know, but I was waiting for the perfect stamp (or image in this case) and this was it! I wrote their initials in one heart, and the wedding date in another. Did I mention I love it? Because I do. A lot. As for coloring, I just used two shades of brown copics (E31 and E33) to go over the lines. I used E31 on every line, and then E33 at random. I sponged the edges of the main image with chocolate chip ink, and that was that. I really wanted to get some pink buttons on there somewhere, but no matter what size I grabbed or where I put them it didn't look right, so I just went without. I still love it though, so it's all good!

Oh, and I have to tell you I've found a way to sleep at night. Here's what I've decided. The one shorter leg in the rear is bolted to the floor, and has a small platform at the top to sit on. Bella sits, and then two Fella's carry the desk to her. The desk is then balanced on those two front legs and her two tiny thighs. ;o) And don't even get me started on a power source. lol. Ok, I'm done with this topic for good now. I promise!

Stamps: So & So Loves... (Unity Stamp Co.), Warm Words (Stamping Up!)
Ink: Memento Black, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Whisper White, Rose Romance, Chocolate chip, Close to Cocoa
Other: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (edging), Brown Grosgrain Ribbon, Copic Markers, Doodling

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Rach said...

oh my gosh are you still trying to suss out bella and her non existent crack me up!
Love your card, such a brilliant idea...hugs Rachxxx

Holly said...

I still don't know howher computer is plugged in! LOL! Cute card Sarah. I like your coloring, and I think it's prefect for an engagement!

Lorie said...

This card is great! I didn't see this image for some reason when I was shopping at Unity....hmmm, I must go back and look!

Whatever you need to do to sleep...okie dokie! LOL! ;)

Dani said...

Hmmm, OCD much? LOL!
Super cute card. It is perfect for an engagement!

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Courtney said...

Oh this was so worth the wait. This stamp is adorable!

Jacquie said...

I love this card!! It's really cute! I don't have any Unity stamps and I may have to get some! Haha! Hope you are well and thanks for sharing!

Mandy said...

Oh, I love the pink and brown! My favorite combo!! This card is so so cute, Sarah.

ChrissyM said...

What a terrific card. The image is to cute!! I've never seen it before but will have to add it to that ever growing wish list. Love what you did with it.

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