Monday, July 04, 2011

Projects, Prizes, and Patriotism!

This is going to be a wonderful week!  Today is my first day as the Growing In Unity Gal!  There will be new projects Monday through Friday this week, each featuring Unity stamps!

Today is July 4th, which is Independence Day here in the United States.  It's only appropriate for me to feature the Unity in America stamp set.  It includes words like "honor", "hero", and "freedom", along with symbols from various military branches.  Perfect for honoring our veterans (like my Dad) and those brave men & women serving our country so we can enjoy the freedoms we do today.


Supplies:
Stamps: Unity in America (Unity Stamp Co.)
Paper: Yankee Doodles PP (We R Memory Keepers); Classic Crest Solar White (Neenah)
Paint/Ink: Memento Ink in Dandelion (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Rectangle & Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Markers Y15, N0 (Copic); Self-adhesive Gems (MAMBI); Suture Thread (The Stamp Doctor)



To add some physical dimension to the card, I added bright yellow gemstones to the stars in the ribbon.  For visual dimension, I added a shadow to the stamped image using an N0 {very light neutral gray} Copic marker.  



This stamp set has lots of additional versatility!   For example, you could color the ribbon with markers of other colors & omit the words.  The awareness ribbon stamp could take on pink for breast cancer, red for heart disease, etc.  I have a very special green awareness ribbon pin that I'll treasure.  When my mom passed away suddenly & unexpectedly 10 years ago this week, we followed her wishes and donated her organs and tissues.  What a cherished card this stamp set could make for a donor family with a green ribbon and the "thank you" sentiment!

Please come back and visit each day because in addition to the projects, you'll have a chance to win Unity stamps just for leaving comments.  I'll choose a grand prize winner from all of the comments left on this week's posts to win a Unity Stamp Set sponsored by Unity Stamp Co.!  The winner will get his/her choice from a selected list of sets.  One comment per day per person, please.   The drawing has been held and the prize has been awarded.   Thank you!

Go out and enjoy some fireworks tonight.  See you tomorrow & Happy Stamping!



13 comments:

Betty said...

Kim this is AWESOME! Thanks for sharing...

Maria Levine said...

What a wonderful 4th of July card! Great job!

Diana said...

What a great idea on the shadowing. It really makes such a difference in the depth of the image. Hope you had a great 4th!

Beejay said...

Whay a wonderful patriotic card! Love the color of the ribbon

My Angel said...

Awesome card!!!

Toni K said...

Awesome card! Perfect for the 4th!

michib said...

love the addition of the rinestones - thanks also for the idea about adding a shading line using copics around the image - I'll have to give that a try.

Kim160 said...

Absolutely magnificant card. Beautiful colours. Thanks for sharing.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a great card!! I love that stamp set--and those little gems!! FAB:)

Carol said...

Love it, so patriotic!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Denise said...

Great card for the 4th! I love the gemstones for added sparkle too!
DeniseB

SHartl said...

Wow, I love your tip to use a light gray marker to add a shadow to your image. I would never have thought of that!!

Gwen said...

Great holiday card!! Love the way you colored the ribbon and shadow.