Happy Friday! This morning I'm sharing a summery collage card for Unity's Friends With Flair.
The butterfly collage stamp is from the It's All About Love Itty Bitty from Unity. It's a co-branded stamp from Iron Orchid Designs. Can I just say that I love these Iron Orchid stamps from Unity? SO cool! And believe it or not, I made that stamped background with the new Quartrefoil background from Unity! It looks kinda different, huh? Here's why:
I'm currently taking Online Card Classes' Stretch Your Stamps class, and Day 1 was all about getting more from your background stamps. I was blown away by the very easy double-stamping technique, and that's what I did to make my background. I love how it turned out! I also tried out some of the techniques we learned from Day 2, which focused on collage stamps.
I'm also entering this in Unity's June Challenge: Summertime. What's more summery than butterflies and citrus-y colors?
I also couldn't resist showing off a new toy. I took the kids shopping at Wal-Mart this week and got them outfitted with back-to-school supplies (although they won't be needing them for another two months!). While browsing the school/office supply aisle, I stumbled across a Dymo Embossing labelmaker. I'd been thinking about one of these for months now, and was never able to track one down. But it practically leapt off the shelf into our waiting cart and begged to be taken home! So, that was my "mom back-to-school" treat :D. The kids and I have been having a blast playing with it. My son just may be addicted ;). His folders for school are already neatly labeled with his name!
Looks like it will be a hot one here today! The kids have an invitation to our neighbors' pool, which will help pass the time until our weekend company (my folks!) arrive. We're looking forward to a fun weekend! I hope you have some fun cooked up for your weekend, wherever you are. :)
Thanks for dropping by!
Stamps: It's All About Love, Quartrefoil Background by Unity
Paper: PTI cardstock
Ink: Spanish Moss Versafine; Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, So Saffron by SU; Versamark
Accessories: clear EP, sponges, sewing machine, Dymo label maker, foam tapeTechniques: double-stamped background, emboss resist, machine stitching