Friday, November 21, 2008

New stamps

Okay, I am not a kit person.  I like to pick and choose my products and so signing up for a kit kind of scares me.  However, with Unity Stamp Co. they give you a preview of the monthly kit and you have the option to opt out.  LOVE THAT!  I am not affiliated with Unity, I'm just a happy customer.  So with that said, a few days ago I got my November kit of the month in the mail.
Unity has picked up a few new artists, Lindsey and Lisa.  Well they helped design this kit, and they are the bomb and have a pulse on what is cool.

The first card up is around 5in x 3 1/4 in, I think...
I used some Basic Grey Urban Prairie dp, and distressed the edges using a Tim Holtz distressing tool & then sponged the edges just to make it pop a little.  I put a piece of tape in between the paper layers to hold them in place while I did a zig zag stitch around the perimeter.  Let me back up for a second, before I did all of this I stamped the image onto my paper in Adirondack black soot ink, its a nice black and the ink is perfect for coloring.  So I finish my stitching, and colored in the little bird using a few different shades of red.  I went searching through my ribbon (and its a lot) and none of my solid ribbons seemed to finish off the card right.  But I kept looking at this red/cream gingham ribbon, and I would pick it up and then put it down.  Finally I just said, well let me just make a bow and see how it looks.  Well, I put it on and it never came off, I just love the feel of this card.  To finish it off I put a corsage pin through the bow and added a crystal and a pearl, and added a earing stopper/clasp at the bottom.
"home"
This is just a fun little card I made with my new labels 2 dies, from Spellbinders (I bought mine from Flourishes), the base is vintage cream, layered with some Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy paper, vintage cream paper again with my stamped image.  This cute little deer is also from the November kit of the month from Unity.  I colored it in using copic markers and finished off the card with some yummy satin ribbon.
"delightful"

23 comments:

~amy~ said...

Latisha...you are the Ribbon Queen...spectacular! Your deer card is absolutely a-dorable! Have a super weekend!!!

Kathy H said...

very adorable cards...

Chris said...

maybe i'll get time to play with my kit sometime in the next week...LOL your cards are fab!! >"<

ScrapMomOf2 said...

OK, I like the 2nd card, but OMGoodness, that 1st card is AMAZING!! WOW! I love it! That gingham ribbon is awesome, and I love the pin!!

Alexandra said...

HOLY COW!!!! These are absolutely STUNNING cards Latisha!! Love them both, but that first one KNOCKS MY SOCKS OFF!!! Beautiful, my friend! That ribbon, the pin, the layout, just fabulous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

dougnat said...

wowzers girl! You got some serious talent! these cards are FABULOUS!!!!

evafromca said...

I so adore your cards!!!!

Marlou said...

I loooove the both of these fabulous cards Latisha!! and love your wide ribbon, im starting to stock up on some wide ribbon now as I love it :) love your labels :) my friend brought me from Nashville labels one set I love them :) x

KAP said...

Beautiful cards and congrats on your winnings!

KAP said...

Beautiful cards and congrats on your winnings!

Julie Masse said...

Your cards are just beautiful!! Love that first one! :)

FibreJunky said...

The gingham ribbon definitely works there. You made the right call. That darling little deer card is so sweet!!!!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

I love your cards. I made a couple of wooden plaques a few year's ago for my DDILs with the sentiment on the first card. The ribbon treatment is gorgeous with the pin. The deer card is just so sweet and precious.

Jen said...

Beautiful birdy card! and the little one is such a deer..lol..I know I'm a dork!

Shemaine said...

WAY cute cards! Great job!!!

Dawn K. said...

both of these cards are beautiful. love the color scheme

Amy said...

Those cards are just WOW...so awesome!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Latisha, these are super adorable!!
--Becca

Leslie Miller said...

I love the big sentiment on your first card! It would be great for a photo album title page, too. Love how you used the Spellbinders die to make your second card with the sweet little fawn image. Too cute!

Debbie Olson said...

Latisha, it's just fabulous, and that big, lovely bow is to die for! Great job!

Jessica said...

Such a cool card! beautiful!

Jacqueline said...

These cards are gorgeous!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Fabulous Latisha! Love your Unity card...it's the feel definitely, warm cosy and kitchen! Your spellbinder's card is darling and creative! Just delightful!

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