Monday, February 9, 2015

Growing In Unity - Day 1 - Gelatos

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be your Growing In Unity gal this week! The last time I did this was in 2011 and I am STOKED I was able to get in this year when sign ups occurred. It was totally meant to be, too, because the fates aligned and I'm showcasing during my birthday week which is this Friday! Be sure to leave comments on my GIU posts each day this week because at the end of this fun week, I get to choose TWO of you to win an awesome grab bag of 25 Unity Stamps! 


For my card, I used the set Blossom by Blossom. This set is so beautiful - I love all the different sentiments and this beautiful flower image. I used Faber-Castell gelatos to apply color to the flowers and then spritzed with some water before stamping in a random pattern on the front of the watercolor card. After that I took a wet paint brush to blend the colors. Once it was dry, I stamped my sentiment in Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black. Some twine, sequins and wood veneer finished off this simple card. You could easily make a lot of these with the different sentiments in the set and different colors of gelatos for a great gift set. 


I hope you've enjoyed my card and be sure to stop by tomorrow for more GIU loveliness as well as another chance to comment for your chance to win!


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Products used:
Unity Stamp Co - Blossom by Blossom stamp set
Faber-Castell Gelatos
5x7 Watercolor card by Stratford
Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black ink
May Arts Natural Jute Twine
May Arts Gold & White Twine
Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins
Studio Calico Heart Veneer
Ranger Multi Matte Medium


46 comments :

Angi Rankin said...

Oh my goodness! I love this card so much!! Love the colors and the sentiment. The whole this is just beautiful!!!

Becci said...

So sweet, I absolutely love it!!! Great job!!

sharon g said...

Thanks for reminding me to use my Gelatos! I love the colors you put together….

Mandi said...

I love this card!! Such pretty colours :)

Life of a Caffeinated Mom said...

Love the soft colors of this card. I am excited to see your creations this week. Happy Birthday week. Celebrate, Celebrate, Celebrate.

AnneMarie Becerril-Nuding said...

Happy birthday to u! What a beautiful card! I absolutely love the sentiment!

Cynthia said...

Lovely!

jmahugger said...

Beautiful card!!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous sentiment. Love the gentle colours. Hugz

Ruby said...

Beautiful card. Congrats on being the GIU gal this week.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very pretty. I just love your background. TFS

Brandi R said...

Such a soft and beautiful card! Love it ♥

Amy E said...

Congrats on being the GIU girl this week Carisa! It isn't always easy getting in! Love your card and the soft sweet colors you used. You've inspired me to go in my craft room and play with my Gelatos!!

Amy E.
Scrapthissavethat.com

Brittany M. said...

Very pretty! I love the soft colors from the gelatos. Congrats on being the GIU gal this week...and happy early birthday :)

Jean said...

This is just beatufiul!

Samantha Klaebe said...

Very nice work.

Kim Rippere said...

Beautiful!

Kim
Craftisan Studios
Design Team Showcase

Gaylynn said...

Hi Carisa. Congrats on being giu girl. I really like the way you used the flowers in this gorgeous card. So meaningful too. Happy bday week. :)

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Your card is gorgeous!

Denise Bryant said...

Congrats on your GIU week! I'll be checking in each day to see your creations!
Love today's pretty card with its soft colors!

Sweet April said...

Happy Birthday! Your card looks so special,tender,sweet and wonderful. Love the colores and the technique.Thanks for sharing

heidiscoll said...

Sooo pretty! Awesome job! Really gotta get myself some gelatos, I love all the ways you can use them! :)

Sue D said...

Lovely sentiment and wonderful background.

Doreen said...

Love this,so subtle but very pretty.xxx

Beth F. said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love this quote (& your card, too)!!

Katie said...

ooohh, love the background you created! And also love your embellishing and twine! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

D.Ann said...

So nice and soft!

Donna K said...

Happy Birthday WEEK! I love birthdays and yes, it was meant to be if this card is any indication of how this week is going to go in your creative world. Stunning design. I'm in love with your card and that beautiful sentiment.

Janis said...

Love the subtle and soft florals! Such a beautiful card!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

C. M. Taylor said...

Love the words & your colors. A perfect match!

Laura Turcotte said...

Congrats on being the GIU this week!!That card is amazing---love how you used the Gelatos!

Karen Conner said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!!

Anonymous said...

So soft and beautiful.

Vivian Trapp said...

Congrats! Simply stunning card! I have yet to invest in gelatos, I hadn't seen the diversity these offer until now! Thanks so much for this cool technique idea.

Iris said...

So pretty.
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Lucinde said...

Great card! Love your watercolor looks :) The lettering on the stamp is beautiful

Lagene said...

Beautiful! I love the soft colors of the background!

Crystal said...

That flowered background is amazing! What a beautiful card!

Miwa said...

Such a pretty card! So nice to see some gelato inspiration! :)

Toni K said...

Very pretty card!

cal8007 said...

The Blossom by Blossom stamp never looked so pretty. I need to order this one. Love the way you used watercolors with this stamp!

Hugs,
Carmen L

Terri Burson said...

This is so soft and pretty. The sentiment just warms my heart too. Love this!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

so soft & pretty, very nice random stamping

Jennifer said...

Lovely work!

NormaJean said...

So Pretty Carisa

Hugs Norma Jean

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