Friday, July 17, 2015

Growing in Unity: Day 5

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Welcome to my last day of my Growing in Unity Girl week!!! I am happy that I was able to share some of my creations with you. I've listed all the days below to make it easier for you to find my posts.

Day 5 Friday (this post)

For today's post, I used Strength & Dignity {KOM 11/13} and Faceless Beauty to create a colorful shaker card. These are always so fun to create and especially since I have switched over to using fun foam instead of foam tape.



I used Lil Inker Designs' Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Rectangles Dies to die-cut the outer frame from watercolor paper and then taped acetate sheet behind it. I took a size A2 watercolor paper for the inner part of the shaker and stamped the big flower from Strength & Dignity a few times with VersaMark ink. I heat embossed them with gold embossing powder. Then I stamped the sentiment from Faceless Beauty with VersaMark ink and heat embossed that in gold, too. Embossing is a great resistant when coloring. I used Altenew inks in Ruby Red, Grapevine and Warm Sunshine to do the watercoloring of the flowers. I used Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to color in blue around the flowers. I didn't color the whole background since I felt like leaving some part of it white would look good.



Once that was all done, I started filling the card with some sequins and beads from The Ton. This card is pretty full. A lot of the times, my friends don't know that you're supposed to shake a shaker...lol. So it's a good way to shake the card so you can read the sentiment. ;-) Hope you enjoyed my cards from this week! I have a new site I'm launching before the end of the month as well as an Etsy shop. Feel free to subscribe and/or check me on Instagram, where I tend to post the most.


Be sure to comment on each GIU post. I will be choosing two winners randomly from all comments — they will receive 25 random stamps from Unity Stamp Co. The winners will be announced on my blog next Monday, July 20, and they will have two weeks to claim their prize.

Thank you so much for visiting! ♡♡♡

27 comments:

  1. Pretty and fun. Love the bright colours. Thanks for sharing this week. Hugz

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  2. Very pretty! I have enjoyed seeing your cards this week.

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  3. Ruby! This is just simply beautiful! So inspiring! Thanks for your sharing of your lovely talent this week!
    Jacquie

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  4. Gorgeous! I MUST start using gold embossing for flowers!!

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  5. Gorgeous shaker!! ♥ Love the colors and fab stamp ♥

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  6. Love this pretty shaker card! Great wrap up to your GIU week! Pretty flowers and great color combo! Love the stitched dies you used for the frame!

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  7. Shaker cards are so fun! yours is really colorful and i love it!

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  8. This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Love!

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  9. I LOVE the colors you mixed together! :) Beautiful card!

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  10. This shaker card is so pretty and I love how you left part of it white for the sentiment. I think it highlights the words wonderfully. I have never made a shaker card because the thought of having to deal with all that foam tape, and little teeny items that would all probably end up on the floor instead of the card, just scares me! So I just enjoy seeing the ones that other crafters make!

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  11. What a pretty shaker card and so colorful. It was fun seeing your projects all week. So much pretty here. :)

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  12. Beautiful card, Ruby! Didn't realize until reading your blog post that this was a shaker card. I saw it on instagram, but didn't have my glasses on and couldn't tell it was a shaker card. Looks so very pretty! Great job. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  13. Beautiful shaker card,gorgeous colors and marvelous creation.It has been a wonderful week.Thanks and many blessings!

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous colors, Ruby.... It's been so much fun seeing all of your creations !!

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  15. Love the large selection of sequins. The colors really pick up the colors of the flowers.
    The flowers are so pretty.
    thanks for sharing this week. It's been wonderful seeing your lovely cards.

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  16. Just gorgeous and so fun! The sequins you used are perfect with the colors of your flowers and I love the embossed sentiment. This is the perfect end to your week as GIU!!

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  17. you make such pretty cards Ruby! I love seeing them on my FB feed everyday!

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  18. Oooh, LOVE, love, love shaker cards! And this is fabulous!

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  19. Beautiful! Loving all those colours with the gold embossing and I always love a shaker card. Its really spectacular!

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  20. what a wonderful card! Love what you put in the shaker, all of the colors and gold really compliment each other. Awesome effect when shaken too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  21. JUST A BEAUTIFUL CARD! Love the colors you used.

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  22. such a beautiful idea for a shaker card - gorgeous!

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  23. GORGELOUS card! l Iove your water colored focal and the shaker is awesome!

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  24. Great shaker project. Thanks for sharing your work this week.

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  25. The sequins look really cute. I think that kids would especially like sequins on cards because they can shake and shake…Nice job!

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