Sunday, June 1, 2014

Curtain Call-Something Simple Unity Challenge

**Please Scroll down for my Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge card and my RC SFYTT card**
It's a Triple post Sunday!

Welcome back. Yes, I have been busy. It has been a great last week of the month, but I'm glad to be moving on. School is out, work is done for the year, and soccer tryouts are wrapping up. I'm so grateful in the midst of my crazy busy life, I have my card making to keep me sane. I sat down to make this soft and pretty card for this current Curtain Call Challenge. 

I always am pleased and so honored to get to work with the sponsor's products. This month holds a special place in my heart. It's Unity Stamp Co. I loved designing for them for many many years and is was hard to step away from the DT a few months ago. It sure felt like visiting an old friend when I made this card. 

photo source: Pinterest

We have an awesome new sponsor, Unity Stamp Company!  Unity provided each of the Curtain Call designers with an Itty Bitty stamp set for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Something Simple!  The LEAD of this challenge will receive a gift certificate to Unity Stamp Company!

I loved the itty bitty I got. A Floral Hello.  One, it was designed by the fabulous Angie Blom and two, the flowers were soooo pretty.

 I used really light copic markers, ones with double 0's,  to color this one up. I really wanted to play up the white on white so I wanted the colors soft and subtle. Light aqua and purple are always a pretty combo. 

I felt like using lots of circles and round elements on the card, being inspired by the roundness of the river rocks in the photo.  I used a few of my favorite Lil' Inker Designs dies. (see links below). I then stamped the sentiment onto a die cut circle with Smoke Gray ink (simon says stamp). 

Sequins and a bundle of sewing thread were my finishing touches. I have always used twine for this lasso, bundled texture look, but I've noticed some card makers out there using a thinner thread, so I reached for my sewing kit. I had some grey thread and it matched perfectly. I think it helped with the overall softness of the card. I'll be using my thread more often. 

I'm also linking this up with the current Seize The Sketch Challenge
Such a great sketch with endless possibilities. 

Something Simple Designers

Unity Designer, 

I hope you come back here tomorrow. I THINK you'll be excited about the news I have to share. I know I am!!! I can hardly contain myself! woohoo!



  1. Fabulous BG and subtle colours.

  2. Stunning card Lisa! Great use of the dies and those pretty flowers!

  3. Lovely card Lisa. The coloring is amazing!

  4. Beautiful background, the angled image panel and the curled twine are all fantastic. Perfect take on the challenge, Lisa!

  5. So soft and pretty! Love that background die too!

  6. Beautiful card Lisa! That background is a must have!!! Love your beautifully colored flowers! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for joining along with Seize the Sketch!

  7. This is gorgeous! You succeeded in getting that pale color palette by using the lightest markers. :) Thanks for playing with us at Seize the Sketch!

  8. Fresh and pretty for sure! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  9. Gorgeous take on my sketch this week, Lisa! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch xoxoxo

  10. Perfect soft colours - love the dotted background! And that great looped floofy thread :) Gorgeousness! So glad you came to play at Seize the Sketch with us, Lisa :)


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