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Monday, July 5, 2010

Growing in Unity and H{ippity} Hop!

H{ippity} Hop Monday = FUN!
Growing in Unity = MORE FUN! 
Growing in Unity + {ippity} = FUN DAY MONDAY!
 *insert excitement here*

Yes, I am so excited to be hosting Growing in Unity too! I don't want to be too 'wordy' on my post, so if you want to see the details about how GIU works, please see yesterday's
4th of July post!

For this H{ippity} Hop...if you've missed all the blogs before me, please go to the beginning at the {ippity} blog for lots of fantastic {ippity} inspiration!

I have been playing with 'metal' again, and have a few of these creations for you this week.  Here's one of those projects for you today...
From Unity and {ippity} Projects
Stamps: Unity--Everlasting Romance, {ippity} Just Wanted to Say
C/S: SU Textured Basic Black, Neenah Solar White, Ten Seconds Studios Periwinkle Metal
Ink: Memento Noir, Staz-On Black
Techniques: Metal hand embossing and distressing

I stamped the Unity Everlasting Romance stamp on a Periwinkle Metal Sheet, then hand debossed the front and hand embossed the back; then distressed by lightly sanding on the metal to remove a little bit of color. I added my ribbon treatment (layered organdy and grosgrain ribbons), and then used some Glossy Accents to 'shine up' the bird on the sentiment.  I didn't want to add anything more, for fear it would take away from the metal decor.

This card is also for Jenny's "Free for All" Challenge #13, over at Wee Memories.

I appreciate that you took the time to stop by today!  Try to come back tomorrow to see what else I've done with Unity stamps (and don't forget to comment for your chance at a prize!)!
 
Has anyone told you today that...'YOU' are so AWESOME! *smile*

31 comments:

Schnauzermom said...

Incredible!!!! Never played with metal, and this is fabulous!

Suzi said...

This is fabulous!! I've not done a whole lot w/metal (only used a soda can to cut out w/a sizzix die but it didn't work well). This is sooo neat. Going to have to look for metal sheets in COLORS!!!

jennifer mitten said...

That is favulous!

stampjourney said...

What a gorgeous card! I've never tried working with metal, but I'm sure inspired to try it now!

Maria Levine said...

Oh wow! This is sooo cool! I've never done anything with metal!

Elisabeth said...

Oh my goodness, so striking - wonderful job!

Sweetieshop said...

Thank you for sharing about metalwork, you have reminded me of one of the "must learn to do at some point" things on my list!! Great card, love that ribbon too :)

dahlhousedesigns said...

wow, that metal is gorgeous. wonderful ippity card!

lisa a.

Lone Pine Designs said...

Very eye-catching!

Michelle said...

I've never done anything with metal either - love it!

jo said...

Fabulous work Jen!!

Julie Ranae said...

All I can say is GoR-JuSs!!! : )

Donna said...

This is fabulous! I've never done anything with metal and now you have me wanting to.

StampinCathy said...

WOW Jen! This is so awesome. Love how you used the metal. Thanks for the inspiration.

Andrea said...

I love metal! My FWF card has it!

Gwen said...

This is gorgeous, Jen!!! What a wonderful project!

Tanya said...

Wow!! This is amazing-it almost looks like a reflection in water!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOOOLY cow! I love this card!! I love the way it looks like water and all the details!! WOW:) Blown away--great job, Jen!!

Angie Blom said...

WOW just fabulous!! This is one of my favourite stamps.. I love the bold colours.. just fabulous!!

Toni K said...

This is amazing! Love it!

Maria Levine said...

Love LOVE this!! Fabulous work my dear!!

Joni Kix said...

I have that stamp set! I got it for scrapping, but it looks FAB on a card too! I LOVE the metal!!! TFS, and for the chance to WIN!

My Angel said...

Love this!! Great Colors!! Love the metal, never have used metal, will have to try it!!

lynn said...

i have to try this, thanks for sharing-it turned out gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Jen,
You are a rock star! Stunning work and truly an inspiration!

veggiegirlrd said...

wow! i love the look and it's something i wouldn't have thought to try - gotta love every new thing you can find to use your stamps for! it alleviates my guilt over my unity/ippity rubber stamp addiction! "no, honey look at all the things this one set of stamps can do, really it makes it a bargain, practically free...."

Bogner's said...

I think all I can say is WOW! This card with metal is SO AMAZING! Absolutely LOVE it!

AJ said...

so COOL! love how it turned out!

FibreJunky said...

That is gorgeous! And I love the extra pretty bow.

Emily said...

Super lovely! I love that blue :)

Stephanie Zito said...

So fabulous! You've defintely inspired me to play with some metal! LOVE your ribbon treatment! Your projects are all so unique and awesome!