The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Friday, September 9, 2011

Back to School with Friends with Flair

Today I'm sharing a project I made for Unity's Friends with Flair blog hop. Anyone with a project made with Unity stamps can join in! You can find details, prize information, and a full list of players on the Unity Stamp Company blog. It's great to be back with FWF again after a busy summer!

I made this card for the Unity Back-to-School Challenge and for the current {ippity} 1-2-3 Challenge, which is to use 1 stamped image or sentiment, 2 colors of cardstock, and 3 different patterned papers. This was a little trickier than I thought it would be! But I love the result.

My 1 stamped image is from the {ippity} set Books a'Flutter and was colored with my trusty colored pencils. For some reason, when I think "back to school," I think red, yellow, and green. Why is that?? I really couldn't envision this card any other way, so I just ran with it--straight to my trusty BasicGrey June Bug pad for some scraps of great DP for the 3 different patterned papers requirement. And, obviously, I went with red and golden yellow (it's actually Crushed Curry, a retired SU In Color from a few years ago) for my 2 cardstock colors.

I kept this nice, flat, and mailable--just adding some black zig-zag stitching for contrast and popping up my stack of books on foam tape for depth. Done!!

Thanks so much for stopping by for my little slice of bliss for today!
Emily

Stamps: Books a'Flutter from {ippity} by Unity Stamp Co.
Paper: Crushed Curry textured CS from Stampin' Up!, red CS from The Paper Company, white CS from Mark's Finest Papers

Ink: Versafine onyx, Ranger antique linen distress ink
Accessories: 1" circle punch, 1.25" circle punch, colored pencils, foam tape, sewing machine, sponge dauber
Techniques: machine stitching, sponging

40 comments:

wearestampers said...

Wonderful job coloring the books Emily! Perfect card for the challenges! It's nice to see your posts again, your cards are always amazing!
Pam

StampinCathy said...

Great take on this challenge. Love those books and how you did the circles and the stitching. Great colors too!

onecraftymama said...

I think of the same colours for school - red, yellow, green, and primary blue. This layout is perfect for using scraps of pp without overwhelming with patterns - I love it :)

jennifer mitten said...

I love this and that Ippity stamp is one of my faves, too!

~amy~ said...

soooo fun...one of my favorite color combos!

Linda R. said...

This is sooooo cute.. Hope you have an awesome weekend..

Hugs, Linda

Debbie Carriere said...

Love it!! Well done with the challenges! That isn a great image, too! Have a great weekend :)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is fabulous, EMily. I love where you placed your image amongst the circles. I will have to CASE this layout. Perfectly CAS! :)

Jingle said...

This is a great card!

Erin said...

The stitching really stands out and I love your coloring, glad you're back it Emily, I missed ya!

Rona said...

This is absolutely PERFECT for the Ippity 1-2-3 challenge!! You nailed it!! Gorgeous card :)

Sue Lelli said...

Tricky equals FABULOUS! LOVE the bright school colors and the stack of books! OOH and the FAB black stitching, too!

Anita said...

This is really cute Emily. And I agree - those are the colors I think of when I think of school!

lydiawalker said...

love the colours xxx

Marisa said...

Love the touch of zigzag - perfect accent. Love summer as I can read through my stack of books :) Wish I could read that much all year round.

Sarah said...

Those are very school-ish colors. That stamp is one of my favorites!

Jen said...

Oooh Emily, this is fabulous! What a great design with the band of circles...your stitching is totally awesome, and I loooove that stamp!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOWZA! I love this--love the papers and your color story (I think school is def. red/yellow/green! That would be 2 out of 3 primary colors! So that is a great color combo!!). Beautifully done:)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Your zig zag stitching is a terrific accent in black. I had to read the description to see that this was not a stitch stamp! You did a fab job on that. I like your simple layout too, with the different bits of paper for the circles. Sew cute!

Benzi said...

What a cool 'back to school' card. Love your stack of books. You did a great job using all that paper. Have a great weekend.

Dawn B. said...

This is a perfect mailable card. You did a great job on this on Emily. Hope you had a fantastic summer.

*Alison* said...

WOW.. this is so cool.. I love how you did the circles and then the book in the middle.. so creative..HUGS

Linda said...

geat back to school card.

Bonnie said...

Super back to school card! I love primary colors, papers and books. Glad to see you back at your crafting Emily.

Glenda J said...

This is so fun! Love the stitching and the colours. That image is adorable!

Kary said...

Hi Emily! This is such a fun card!! Love the colours & sewing.

CharityHand said...

Great card! And I love that ippity stamp. It's in my top two! :)

Ruby said...

Very nice card,

Eve said...

luv the color combos, and zigzag stitches around the border! Cute back2school card! thank you for bloghopping today, leaving a sweet comment on my blog! Have a great weekend~~ :-)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous card!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

the stitching finished it off fabulously

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

I love your card! Perfect for back to school! Great job coloring those books ~ adorable image! ;o)

Gwen said...

Very cute and great take on the challenge! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my goodness, your stitching is the perfect addition and really makes the card stand out! The colors are perfect especially for the theme! So fun and perfect!

Karen B. said...

What a spectacular card Emily! LOVE the colors for the image you've chosen. I think you nailed this challenge!

Jen said...

LOVE this CAS card! Great take on the challenge!

Anne Tussing said...

Oh! I love your card! The design is so perfect and the colors are great!

Aleks said...

This is really great!! :) I love this stamp!

Tameko said...

Adorable card. Nice school colors & stitching.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

That is just so cute. I love the bright happy colors. What a splendid creation.

Bear Hugs,
Carol