This is my card for the Unity Challenge Wednesday, where we were to make masculine cards. I received this totally awesome 'happiness' stamp as a free gift with my first order from Unity. When I realised it was the same length as these mini giggle grove trees from the September Kit of the Month, I wanted to have the trees growing out of the word happiness! It was super-easy to line these up withOUT using any kind of stamp positioner; I did a test stamping of the trees just out of prudence to make sure the trunks ended where I thought they did from the back side of my acrylic handle.
I coloured the trees in using three shades of Prismas (Blush Pink first, followed by Pink around the edges, followed by blending using the Blush Pink pencil crayon again, followed by some highlighting around the edges with Dark Umber to make them blend in more with the papers). Then I topped the leafy parts off with a convex layer of Liquid Glass by Plaid -- love the effect now that I'm comfortable using this product!!! To tone down the stark white focal layer, I stippled the edges with Shabby Shutters and Vintage Photo inks. To help balance the patterns in the background layers, I also doodled a dashed border using the Burnt Sienna Prisma. To finish it off, I mounted the focal piece on dimensionals, and it looks really cool in real life.
Stamps: Unity gift 'happiness', trees from Unity's September KOM
Paper: True Thyme cardstock (SU, retired); white cardstock by Domtar; Saturate, Instill, and Condense patterned papers from Basic Grey's Infuse collection.
Ink: Coffee Bean Brilliance ink, Dark Moss fluid chalk ink by Clearsnap, Shabby Shutters and Vintage Photo Distress inks.
Other: liquid glass by Plaid, Coluzzle circle template, stipple brush, Prisma pencil crayons.
And now for something completely different -- a pic of my cat Fozzie!!! He LLLOOOOOVVVVES doing the faceplant into his Daddy's arm!!!!!
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