Monday, May 12, 2014

GIU Day 1

I am the lucky girl who gets to be the Growing in Unity girl this week at Unity Stamps!
Every day Monday-Friday I will post a project using Unity stamps. You can comment each day for your chance to win two Itty Bitty stamps of your choice. And by the way - the stamps are not exactly itty bitty. :)

Today I have a trio of cards I made:

The first one uses the Devoted stamp set and the monthly color challenge from Unity as well. Lots of Distress inks were used to create the background.

Both of the next cards use Imagine It and Something Within stamp sets. 

This one used lots of Ranger Archival Ink and alcohol for the marbled background.

 And this one used Distress inks and water for the softer watercolor background.

Thanks for stopping by today and remember to stop by every day this week and comment for your chance to win some lovely Unity stamps!

31 comments:

Brittany M. said...

Oh my goodness, Amber, these are stunning! Beautiful work!!!!

Dawn Fields said...

Congrats on being the GIU girl this week! These cards are beautiful, Amber!

Sue D said...

Lovely cards--I like the verses.

Miwa said...

WOW! These are GORGEOUS! You've got the magic touch with the distress inks and watercolor! :)

Amy E said...

Congrats on being the GIU girl this week! BEAUTIFUL job on the cards!!

Amy E.
Scrapthissavethat.com

Gaylynn said...

These are all awesome. Love how you made the stunning backgrounds. Congrats to you on your GIU week. Super exciting. :)

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I love all your background techniques to show off those great Unity designs!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful set of cards, Amber! Love the effect of the distress inks. Looking forward to your inspiration this week as Unity's GIU gal!

Ruby said...

Beautiful set of cards. Looking forward to seeing your posts this week as GIU

Kris B said...

All your cards are stunning! Love how you created the backgrounds, gorgeous! Congrats on being this week's GIU gal! Looking forward to a fun week.

Berina RGA said...

Awesome!! Love these ones, Amber!! you have created a beautiful background!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Julie Odil said...

These are so beautiful, Amber. I love all the different ways you used distress inks! I'm looking forward to a whole week of your great inspiration!

Kailash said...

Absolutely gorgeous designs. Love all your cards, so inspiring!!!

Riette said...

Hi Amber!!! I'm so happy to join you in your GUI week! I'm also a SAHM of two (girl 7 and boy 4) and also homeschooling so I can understand the limited crafting time and it seems to get less!

I just LOVE the silhouette work you've done on the most amazing backgrounds! It is so inspirational. I know today has ZERO craft time ahead so I'm going to store these ideas away for maybe tomorrow! Oh maybe that's wishful thinking.

anyway - LOOKING forward to your week's work!

xxx
Riette
Johannesburg, South Africa

Karenladd said...

WOW!!! These cards are gorgeous! I love the alcohol ink backgrounds with that stamp. So dramatic!

Donna K said...

Each card is completely stunning! Gorgeous techniques on your background, Amber. Perfect for these sentiments!

2suns said...

Gorgeous cards.

Sher in Albuquerque said...

WoW! Absolutely gorgeous!! All of them! Now I want that set!!!

Ann Mcclenaghan said...

Very very pretty cards. The backgrounds are beautiful! Also lovely sentiment stamps.

WhoMom said...

You added such great interest with the colored backgrounds. I'd love to see a 'how too' on using the inks for the background.

Terri Burson said...

Love the Devoted kit and your projects are gorgeous!

Bella's mama said...

Love these cards!

scrapclose2theheart said...

These are all stunning. Love them! Hugs~Patti

SHartl said...

These cards are amazing! Each one looks completely different, depending on what colors you used. WOW!

StampNK said...

Who would think that you could get so many looks with ink and watercolors?! These are all so beautiful!

Lagene said...

I love the gorgeous background, showing a variety of techniques!

Helen Ashenfelter said...

Love the mixture of colors. This inspires me.

Dr. Ivy said...

These are simply stunning.

Crystal said...

3 great cards with completely different looks! I love the 1st one with that great color combo!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome background on all of your cards, Congrats on the GIU spot.

Rachel said...

i am seriously loving all your cards!! the top one for the color challenge is just great. love how you incorporated the color combo! Thanks for joining us for the Unity Be Inspired Challenge!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com