Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Growing in Unity - Wednesday

Since I featured {itty bitty} stamps on Monday & Tuesday, I thought I'd go to the other end of the spectrum and create a card using stamps from one of the past Kits of the Month.  If you haven't considered subscribing, it's a great opportunity to get some great Unity stamps at a bargain price.  The 8.5" by 11" sheet of stamps costs only $26.  (By comparison, many companies sell 4" by 6" stamp sets for about $15 -- so if another company sold the huge sheet of stamps, it'd cost nearly $60!)

So, on to today's project...  it's the Eiffel tower, an iconic symbol of Paris, embossed on a patterned paper panel.
 
  
To add visual interest, I used a corner rounder on two opposing corners.  Then I embossed the sentiment, "merci", on a flag cut with a Sizzix die.  A simple black button embellishes it.  Edges are colored with the ColorBox chalk ink in Charcoal.

TIP:  Can't find a thread or ribbon that matches your project exactly?   Thread the button with a thin strip of cardstock or patterned paper!

Merci for joining me on my Growing in Unity journey so far.  Please come back for more cards on Thursday & Friday.  Don't forget that each comment throughout the week is entered into the drawing for 2 {itty bitty} stamps of the winner's choice!

Happy Stamping!


12 comments:

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! Love your tip about threading the button with matching paper!

Ruby said...

Lovely card.

Cynthia said...

Very elegant, Kim.

Gaylynn said...

Pretty colors for this Paris theme. And I like what you did with the button. :)

Kris B said...

Wonderful card! Love the embossed image on the pattern paper, lovely! The color combo is very pretty.

Julie Odil said...

Very pretty! I love the embossed Eiffel Tower! Very striking!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the stamping on this card. TFS

Sue D said...

I like how you stamped on patterned paper.
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Deborah K said...

I don't think I ever embossed on patterned paper. I like it! And thanks for the tip on the thin strip of paper for ribbon.

Christina said...

Excellent tip about using a strip of paper instead of ribbon, I'll try that some time!

Karenladd said...

oooh, this one is so pretty. Really love the colors you chose and that gorgeous stamped image! And not to mention that I LOVE your adorable blog header with the owl

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

wonderful card...thanks for the button tip!