Monday, October 19, 2009

Unity Bachelor Week 5

Good Monday morning to ya! I'm keeping this short, I'm still half asleep and I'm cold. Brrrrr, our weather was unseasonable cold with our first frost of the season yesterday. Good thing is, we are supposed to get temps back up in the 60's by mid week.
The Unity Bachelor challenge this week is to use something from around the house you wouldn't normally use on a card. I looked through my Unity stamps (this is how I usually get started on a challenge-see what I've got and then think what might work). I guess I was cold and hungry cuz I saw the Jolly Little Winter set and then hit my cupboards. I decided to use Kosher Salt and sugar to make some snow.
I stamped the hilly/fence background image twice, once on the circle kraft piece and again on a scrap piece. I covered the scrap piece with strips of redline sticky tape and then sprinkled on the Kosher salt. It looked great as is, but I felt there was a bit of open space between chunks of the salt, so I filled those in with sugar. Here's a close up.

The other detail I just love (well, aside from the new ribbon from MFT. The perfect Plaid ribbon bundle is awesome!) is the red stitching. WOW! I changed out the thread in my machine (something I have rarely done) and think the pop of color is just the perfect touch this card needed. The stamps and paper (Cosmo Cricket,jolly by golly) can be purchased at Limelight Papercrafts.

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I also did up the inside of the card and forgot to take a picture of it. I added more strips of paper, red stitching and the Let it Snow sentiment. Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Lisa


  1. This is SO cute, Lisa!!! I love the snow. Salt & Sugar?!? What a perfect touch! And that bow! Mmmm!!!

  2. totally and absolutely rocked this challenge...I absolutely a-dore your card!!!!

  3. Great idea with the salt and snow!! This is just too cute- yes it was just way too cold this weekend!

  4. Very clever! Love the bow, and that red stitching is PERFECT!

    We had to pull out winter coats this weekend, what's up with that?

  5. Oh Lisa this card screams cute and gorgeous...I LOVE it!! I especially love the way you did the snow...Beautiful work!! Xx

  6. I had thought of doing the same, but haven't had the time to make anything for the challenge. I don't think I could make something as cute as yours, though.

  7. So cool! I love the kosher salt as snow!


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