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

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Growing In Unity~Day 2

Welcome back to Day 2 of my week as Growing In Unity gal!

Today I'm sharing a little clean and simple number. It measures 6" x 3 1/2", so it fits perfectly in a #6-3/4 size envelope. I love how this card turned out!
 

The sentiment comes from Unity's Quote Bundle Pack.  Perfect for an encouragement card, or even a graduation card! I stamped the quote over top of some paint strokes digital elements from the Gouache Painte Strokes kit by Nancie Rowe Janitz (available from JessicaSprague.com). I simply recolored the paint strokes in image editing software and printed it out on cardstock. I'd originally intended this to be a one layer card, but in the end I decided to cut out around the paint strokes and mounting this free-form panel with foam tape. I love the extra dimension that gives the card!

So, part of the deal with being GIU gal is that I get to randomly select someone to receive some free stamps from Unity Stamp Co.!  To be in the running for two free Unity Itty Bitty kits, be sure to leave a comment on this post, one comment per person please. But if you are a follower of my blog (or become a new follower), you can leave a second comment--for a second chance to win--on today's post:  just let me know that you are a follower and how you follow my blog!

And then come back the rest of the week for more Unity inspiration and more chances to win in the random drawing! And if you missed my post on Monday, be sure to go back on comment there, too. I will leave commenting open through 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, June 9, 2013, and will come back on June 10 to announce the winner here on my blog. If I can find a way to contact the winner via email, I'll be sure to do that, too. :)

Thanks for stopping by today! Wishing you a day filled with bliss,
Emily

49 comments:

Pam said...

Very cool background Emily! Love the green! And a very encouraging quote too!! I try to do that once in awhile!!

Kris B said...

This is awesome! Love the "painted background" and the sentiment! TFS

Julie Odil said...

I'm loving that paint stroke effect, Emily! Very nice card.

Annette said...

wow this is just gorgeous...

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Emily!!! LOVE the painted background and the clean and simple layout! Gorgeous!!!

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Denise Bryant said...

Very simple but effective. Love the quote and the added dimension of the cut out brush stroke piece.

Denise Bryant said...

I'm already a follower through Google Reader.

Cynthia said...

Great CAS design, Emily!

Jessi Fogan said...

Emerson HAD to have said some dumb things, right? He is such an eminently quotable guy. I too love that extra bit of dimension - still a simple & beautiful CAS card, but with a little somethin' somethin' to make it oomph!

Jennifer said...

ohhh, that is one of my all-time favorite quotes! love your treatment of it here, too! that green and black twine is the perfect finishing touch!

Marisa said...

I just LOVE this sentiment - maybe because I am non-status quo and a trail blazer myself LOL. Great use of the green wash :)

Amy McCue said...

I love that saying. Your card is beautiful!

Amy McCue said...

I follow your blog with eblogger/google.

Lisa said...

Emily I think this beautiful background you've created is perfect for the sentiment. Both are peaceful. Another great job ;)

Karenladd said...

Wow, I love that brush stroke digital image and the sentiment is so perfect! Lovely nature colors too

Karenladd said...

Already a blog follower by email!

Gaylynn said...

Wonderful sentiment against the paint strokes. :)

SHartl said...

I really like the swoop of green color and that sentiment was always one of my favorites!

Maria said...

Very pretty soft color of green with the background...love the effect! A perfect sentiment, too!

Angeline said...

That's gorgeous ! Love the paint strokes

Laura Turcotte said...

Very, very nice!!

nwilliams6 said...

So positive and inspiring and your green is so perfect. Wonderfully done and this is great to see a post with a new idea every day! Hugz!

Mary-Anne V said...

I love when you can send different sized cards esp ones that fit in a #6 envelope because its a total surprise. Wonderful card love how you popped up the sentiment.

Benzi said...

Very cool card, Emily. I really like that green panel with the wonderful sentiment.
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Kary said...

I love the sentiment on your card!! How true! Life is like that, we need to make a difference:) Your card is simple and sweet. Love the colour wash.

{VICKI} said...

That is one of my favorite quotes!

{VICKI} said...

i'm a new google follower

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great sentiment. Love how you made the background. TFS

Carol said...

Nice CAS design, love that sentiment.

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Amber S said...

I have this stamp set and don't use it often enough. I love what you've done with it.

Emily said...

So fresh and clean

Judy said...

I have not tried any digital paper crafting yet,don't have photoshop. I would love to learn, your background on this card is great. Thanks.

Noelle Reese said...

I love this card! That is one awesome quote! I still have not used anything digital. I need a shove I guess LOL

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great hybrid card! I love the brush strokes and the button/twine!

Sue D said...

Love the simplicity and the paint strokes.
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Sue D said...

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Greta said...

I love working with quotes & this is such a great one! Wonderful way to showcase it, Emily!

Greta said...

I'm a follower through blogger.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Great CAS card!

Lucy said...

Great card! I like the extra dimension. I just ordered that sentiment set :-)

Ruby said...

Very simple CAS card. Very nice verse too.

sharon g said...

I like how you decided to sweeeep the green.

sharon g said...

I follow your blog now.

Carla said...

What a simple but
very nice page.
The saying is so
special.
Carla from Utah

jengd said...

Lovely! I really like the way you cut out the paintstrokes.

jengd said...

I follow your blog.

angie said...

i love what you did with the digi stuff!

~Tammy~ said...

I love this quote! You showcased it so well!

Auntie Em said...

That is a great way to show off a really good sentiment. I would never have guessed it was from a digital print.

Great inspiration! Thank you :)