Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Heart to Heart Spotlight #4 - Unity Stamp Company!

Wow...this is fun! Continuing on my quest to "honor" the fabulous companies who donated to the Alzheimer's blog candy----today I am featuring Unity Stamp Company!

The first time I saw the amazing images and the "oh so clever" handles that make you feel like you are stamping with a traditional wood block (but are NOT!), I was hooked on Unity. I love the style of the artists who draw for them-if you haven't checked them out yet---YOU SHOULD!

I met Angela (and crew!) at CHA this summer. She is such a beautiful person---(ok, drop dead gorgeous outside) but just as gorgeous inside. I was so excited to get my stamps inky and I can only hope I did them justice 'cause all I need is for the remaining companies to start contacting me and saying--"ahem, no......it's ok...you REEALLLYYY don't have to honor us on your blog....in fact, we would rather that you didn't!" Ekkk!

For the first card (yep....couldn't stop at one!) I used the Growing in Unity set. I originally bought this set because of the stunning tree image in it. Once I got the set, I loved every image in it so (in my free time?) I am working hard to get them all inky!

I wanted to use this bold blue and black because it is one of my favorite color combinations. To soften up the background, I embossed the flowers on vellum and adhered them to the blue. This keeps the focus on the main image panel. I stamped the butterfly and then carefully cut out the inside of the image and adhered it over the top panel with glue dots.


Here is a close up of the card:



I colored the flowers with Copic markers. (The sentiment is from Frames & Messages set by hero arts--I just thought it went well with this card!)
I finished off the card with a scalloped border and a little ribbon tie.

This picture shows the dimension of that butterfly---my favorite part!!!

Materials used: Stamps-Growing with Unity (Unity Stamp Company), Frames & Messages (Hero Arts); Copic markers; cardstock- white, black, turquoise (Stampin' Up!); vellum (SU!); oval punch, label punch, small oval punch (SU!); black brads (The Paper Studio); eyelet (SU!); ribbon (May Arts); white embossing powder (SU!); Versamark; Heat tool; Threading Water punch (Fiskars); dimensionals (SU!).


This card uses the Hey Chick! stamp set from Unity. It is a simple card that I created with just scraps sitting on my desk (or all around my desk!) I love this bird (and there is another EQUALLY adorable one in the set but I used this one because I wanted him pointed in this direction.)

Here is a close up of the bird:



I pieced the bird with light blue cardstock (similar to the paper on the side). I added some rhinestone stickers to some of the circle areas on the bird and to the sentiment.



Materials used: Stamps-Hey chick! (Unity Stamp Co.); a muse 4 bar notes-madeira blue; cardstock-carribean, white, black (Stampin' Up!); Fiskars Threading water punch; EK Success flourish punch;Momento tuxedo black ink; twinkle rhinestone stickers (a muse).

Thank YOU Angela and Unity Stamp Company for so generously donating stamps to the Heart to Heart Blog Candy. YOU ROCK!
Thanks for stopping by!

44 comments:

Michelle said...

Great cards, Cam! And I LOVE those colors....so pretty.

Trust me, no one will ask you to stop stamping for them. You most definitely did these stamps justice! :-)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhh my gosh Cammie!! More fabulous and gorgeous cards that absolutely show from the heart how you feel!!! You could never let anyone down even if you tried!! Your talent and beauty shines through every project and every word!!!! I'm so happy to know you and continue to be inspired by you and also am new to and in love with Unity!!!

Monica said...

VERY NICE Cammie!!!

Marisa said...

Just love that butterfly card! Great job!!

CountessLaurie said...

Yeah, like anyone would tell you to stop. If they did, I would question their business savvy.

Anyway, these are gorgeous as ever! Thanks for sharing...

Maria Levine said...

Awesome cards!!! Unity rocks!

Christi Snow said...

oooooh, you have created two gorgeous cards here!!! Unity definitely rocks...Angela too! smiles...

Nancy said...

Oh, I just love these cards! I just got the "hey chick" in the mail and can't wait for a chance to ink it up! You gave me a great idea on how to embellish it, too. Thanks!

Maren said...

Oh, my!! These are 'drop dead gorgeous' too!!

Ashley said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS! I love them! I'm a Unity fan too. :)

TxScrapAddict said...

Great projects! Great stamps!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Girl those colors just pop!! Fabulous work! Adorable stamp sets!

Ryann said...

Another Unity fan here! Awesome stamps and awesome talent - great cards!

Scrappymom said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE both cards! The blue and black together are GREAT!

Sherry said...

You definitely did Unity Justice- your cards are amazing!! Thanks for creating such beautiful and inspiring projects and shariang them with us!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

These are all fabulous girl, you definitely did them justice!!

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

these cards are stunning! Way to go!

Deb said...

These are sooooo gorgeous!!!

specialcraftmom4 said...

What beautiful cards (: Great job!

Cassie said...

Gorgeous cards!
I always wanted to try Unity stamps. It's good to hear that you like them.

stampmonkey said...

You're so funny, Cammie! Do you really think you could let anyone down with your talent? I think not! You consistently produce beautiful artwork, and your sweet spirit shines through in all you do here. You have no worries, girl! And both of your cards are so pretty!! BTW, I agree that Unity rocks! ;)

Kristie said...

so so cute! i have yet to own any unity stamps, but i really need to get my hands on some!
k

Anita C said...

Very nice cards Carolyn!! I love the images.

Shirley said...

Both cards are just beautiful. The first was pretty any way and then what you did with the butterfly was wonderful. Your second card is just sooooo cute and pretty too!

Angela said...

You are so sweet! ....and you are SO ULTRA TALENTED that I think you should do YET ANOTHER UNITY REVIEW just so I can see more and more of your creations! Don't doubt yourself for even a moment...you are amazing! Thank you for the opportunity to help out, it was very much appreciated! Thank you also for all your splendid and kind words about Unity! I can't tell you how much I appreciate it!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful cards! I love that bird.

Colleen said...

Beautiful cards, love them both.

Dawn Easton said...

Look at you go girl! You talk about me and my busy cardmaking but you are creating like mad too! Love Unity stuff...it is awesome! Love the blues you used in your cards...so pretty!

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

These are gorgeous!! I was going to say "More more more" like my 2yo, but Angela put it much more succinctly! ;) Your cards are GORGEOUS, and Unity (the stamps, Angela, the crew, the customers in the Forum) are the BEST! Thanks for giving them a little extra attention!

AJ said...

ok- the cards are waaaay too cute, and I don't think anyone would ask you to stop show casing them! ;)
And- Angela is the most generous chick on earth- this I will agree with!!!
We definitely appreciate your kind words!!

rachelsigmak said...

Just Amazing as usual!!!!!!!! Your cards are spectacular... I am sure that anyone you would choose to case, would be more than honored!!!

Lindsay Spencer said...

Wow! That butterfly card is gorgeous!

Jennifer Buck said...

These are beautiful, Cammie! Love them both! :)

Jennifer Buck said...

These are beautiful, Cammie! Love them both! :)

Tonniece said...

your cards are both lovely Cammie.

Kim said...

Beautiful cards!
Hugs~ Kim

Niki_Meiners said...

wonderful cards.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful cards. Unity rocks!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What fabulous cards, Cammie! I LOVE that butterfly. . .just awesome!

Christina said...

Ooh! I love both of these cards! The colors, layouts, everything! Gorgeous!

Rose Ann said...

Both of these are fabulous, Cammie!! I love Unity, and you've surely done these stamps proud with your designs!! Love your cards!!

Eileen said...

I love this card, it is so cute

Kristine B. said...

GORGEOUS!! Both of these. I LOVE that butterfly and the flourishes--your layout is great too. And the second one, I'm in love with that cute birdie!! :) CUTE CUTE CARDS!!

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