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

Friday, July 13, 2012

FWF Collage

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!
Emily

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 tape
Techniques: double-stamped background, emboss resist, machine stitching

28 comments:

Lisa said...

Your background looks great Emily and the summery colors you've used for the butterfly stamp are perfect! Enjoy your weekend ;)

Jennifer said...

Emily, so great! I love that you used a label-maker for your sentiment! So retro-rad! :) Your colors are great and your stamping is flat-out perfect! I didn't sign up for that class -- but maybe I oughtta! Your last couple of posts about it have been really awesome! :)

Jen said...

Now I wish I would've signed up for that class! Your card is great and I love the label!

Marisa said...

Beautifully created card, Emily :) Love the variegated colours and black accents. Have fun with the label maker and enjoy your visit with your parents :)

Pam said...

Your butterfly piece is very pretty Emily, and I love that background image!! I remember playing with one of those label makers when I was a kid!! Guess a good thing stands the test of time!!

Ruby said...

Very pretty card.

Eva said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the background you made, and the label maker sentiment is so much fun.

Benzi said...

Love your card, Emily. The background is great and the citrus-y collage is awesome. Yes, those labelmakers can be fun and very useful.

Emily H said...

Ooh! Fun colors!

Michelle said...

great colors for summer! make me want a lemon- or orange- or limeade. The background is GREAT, too!

Linda said...

Glad to see you. great card.

onecraftymama said...

LOVE the stitching and the label-maker (they talk to me in the store sometimes....so far I've resisted!) - and the colours are so bright & cheerful. Perfect for summertime!
Have a wonderful time with your family - hope you get nice weather for their visit!

Annette said...

wow Emily the color on this is awesome...

Scrapper Myra said...

Great card Emily. :)

Julie Odil said...

Love the double stamped background stamp. Seems so simple, why didn't I think of it?

marilyn said...

Super fabulous card! LOVE it!

Karen L said...

Wow do I love this card! I love the bright colors against your subdued background with all the stitching!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I saw what Benzi said, and she is right. Makes me want some lip puckering citrus! Lovely.

JPScraps said...

So very pretty. I love the multiple colors on the butterflies.

Heather said...

What a FUN colorful card, love the stitching also

Michelle said...

Beautiful card! Hope you enjoy your weekend with your folks!

Barb said...

sigh...this is gorgeous. That is all. Hugs :)

Janet said...

I like what you did with this stamp...such a pretty focal point.

yyam said...

Wow! This is a stunner Emily. Brilliant stamping. I love the colours! :)

Marlena M. said...

I love this Emily~your colors are gorgeous! That Dymo label maker made a cool sentiment.

jennifer mitten said...

This is so pretty. That label is an unexpected element that looks great!

Pryn said...

AMAZING card! Love the image...the colors...the stitching...love it ALL!!!

SmilynStef said...

Oh Ms Emily ... love everything about this one ... especially the contrast of the bits of black with those great colors.