Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Growing In Unity - Day 3

Welcome!

If you are just now visiting me, I am on day 3 of my Growing in Unity week. I'll be posting a new project using Unity Stamps every day this week on my blog. Next Monday (March 24th), I will randomly select one person from the people who comment on my posts this week to win 2 itty bitty stamps of their choice! 

For my project today I used Unity's Fish Philosophy stamp set. I have to admit this card was a LOT of fun to make. I am pretty sure I'll be making several more versions of this in the future (aren't those fish the cutest???): 


I'm a sucker for dimension, and I couldn't resist creating an underwater scene with fish and waves popping off the page. The background was created by pressing 3 coordinating dye ink pads onto a craft sheet and spritzing them with water, then squishing my paper into the wet ink. It was just the soft watercolor look I was hoping for. After the paper dried, I stamped a couple of the images from the set in two of the same colors I used for the background.

The fish were colored with Copic Markers on a glitter paper so they sparkled, and I tried to mimic the look of bubbles with the sequins.


Thanks for stopping by! Please don't forget to come and visit again all week long AND next Monday (March 24th) to see if you are the winner!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Brittany

Supplies used: 
  • Cardstock: White Daisy (CTMH); Splash (Echo Park); Glitter Paper (DCWV)
  • Stamps: Unity Stamp Co: Fishy Philosophy (Tanis Giesbrecht)
  • Inks: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Jet Black (StazOn); Olive, Juniper, and Twilight dye inks (CTMH)
  • Copic Markers: BG72, BG75, YG95, YG99, R08
  • Embellishments: Boundry Waters Boarder Punch (Fiskers); Sequins (Hobby Lobby)

48 comments:

  1. LOVE this card! Great details and fabulous background! Had never noticed that set before... will be checking it out!

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  2. WOW…weeeee…I'm a beachy girl and I love this card, Brittany! So fun with the watercolor effects, waves and fussy cut fishes…this is wonderful!

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  3. Omg this is beautiful. Looks so real. Now I "need" that kit, lol.

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  4. Congrats on your GIU week Brittany. Awesome card.

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  5. I have this set and will SO be checking this card out again before I use it next time- LOVE it!

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  6. I'll have to try that watercolor technique. Love the look! And cute little fishies....

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  7. Wow! Those fish are amazing! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  8. Wonderful! LOVE your card! I've never noticed this set before! Love the way you used it to create such a fantastic card!

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  9. I love the layers of your card. Thanks for sharing how you made this. It is truly gorgeous. Hugs~Patti

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  10. Well, I'm a total sucker for ocean themed sets and this is fabulous! Love the glittery fish, sequins and dimension with the layers of waves. Thanks for the inspiration, Brittany!

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  11. I adore this card!! So beautiful and I absolutely love the colors you used.

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  12. those projects are so cute. Love the fish and the ocean scene.
    The layering is great. TFS

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  13. I absolutely LOVE this card! I just noticed this set recently, but no card ideas came to mind, so I passed on buying it. After seeing what you did with it, now I want it! Lol!

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  14. Jeez Louise, that is a classic. I love the waves, the sequins, the fish. SO cute!!

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  15. I love the colors, bling, 3D effect and those darn fish are so darn cute! Great job!

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  16. This is a fin- and fun-tastic card.

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  17. This is such a cool card. Love the 3D deminsion and color. The saying "just keep swimming" is why I bought this set. You have inspired me to use it.

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  18. Very cool card. It looks like it was fun to make. Lovely dimension.

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  19. Brittany, this card is just amazing. It's a pretty little piece of art. Love it! The dimension and texture look wonderful on it. You are on fire this week ::) I'm glad I don't have to follow you!

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  20. Love this card, and it's one of my favorite sayings too. The dimension adds so much.

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  21. This is gorgeous! I love how you colored the fish and those waves are awesome!

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  22. Oh, WOW! You captured the feeling of "water" so beautifully! This is a gorgeous card, I love it!

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  23. WOW I love this so much - Well done Brittany :)

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  24. This card is gorgeous! So serene! I love how you used sequins for bubbles.

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  25. I just love this card. Love the sequins, which are so "in" right now.

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  26. Beautiful scene you created. Love the sequins for bubbles. TFS

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  27. Nice card! Everything about it is gorgeous>

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  28. Love the underwater scene you created and the sequins!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  29. What an amazing card! Love the soft, pretty colors! And how adorable are those fish?

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  30. LOVE this so much!!! I am absolutely mesmerized looking at it.....fish are amazing creatures. Love your glittery fish that look like they really have scales glinting in the light. What an wonderful card!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  31. How cute and pretty.
    Love the waves and
    the sequins.
    Carla from Utah

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  32. Love the water color. I may need to create this myself!

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  33. wow this is amazing, love these details and colors...congrats on unity team

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  34. This is such an amazing card love all the little details added!!!

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  35. I haven't seen this Unity SS, but I love it! This is so great! Love the watercolor effect, the bubble effect sequins, and those stunning fish! Applause!

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  36. Missy, this card is darling!!! So proud of you!!! Cee

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  37. This is SO COOL~ love this card so much!

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  38. Love sea life & your card is adorable.

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  39. Oh. My. Goodness. This card is just gorgeous! Perfect color choices, those fish are adorable, I love the waves, and the sequins are the perfect "blingy" bubbles! Love it all!

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  40. I love the way you mixed your ink to achieve the watercolor-y look to your background! Very pretty!

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  41. I just got this stamp set and love what you did with it. I had pictured more whimsical in my head but this is beautiful!

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  42. A true underwater scene! You really rocked your GIU week, girl!!

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  43. My fav card, by far. I would never have thought of coloring on glitter paper. I'm going to have to try this. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  44. OMG, I love those fish! After seeing the "Just keep swimming" sentiment, I started hearing Dory in my head :)

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  45. I love your background. Totally perfect for those little fishies!

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  46. I LOVE this card!! Great undersea scene!! Totally Awesome!

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