Saturday, May 5, 2012

Love every inch of you- Unity NSDC

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!  I have been away from scrapbooking for about a year and a half.  I have good intentions to get back into it, but some changes in my family have made it more of a sad hobby than a happy one for me now.  I'm hopeful that I can get back into scrapbooking this summer when I have some time to devote to selecting pictures, printing them, and putting albums together.  In the meantime, I've gotten involved with Operation Write Home as an outlet for my paper crafting. 

Here's my entry for the National Scrapbooking Day Challenge hosted by Unity Stamp Company.   They provided a sketch that we could use for either a card or a layout.

This card is quite a departure from my normal style.  I bought these DCWV papers about a year ago, got them home, and promptly wondered what I had been thinking.  I don't really "get" steampunk nor do I own any of the trappings of that style - distress inks, metal stuff, copious amounts of embossing powder, etc.  For some reason, I grabbed that paper tonight, thought of my "love every inch" Unity set, and went to town.

I used a 4.25" base in a medium brown shade.  I layered two pattered papers by DCWV and one by Making Memories.  The circle was traced and hand cut.  Each of the squares was stamped in two colors with the ruler from Unity, then stippled with brown, and finally edged in burgundy.  The Unity sentiment was stamped on more of the background paper.  The burgundy paper was punched with a Fiskars punch.  Brad by Making Memories.  Lace from Mommom's stash.  I used my Tim Holtz distress tool to rough up the edges.  Finally, I lined the inside with "Poopoopaper"- natural fiber paper made from cow manure.  Don't worry- it doesn't smell and it's gorgeous! 

Thanks for visiting.  Now to see if I can actually post this on SCS.  I've never posted there!  
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Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 620 blank and 200 AnyHero (as of 4/24)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695
Check out OWH at www.operationwritehome.org to learn more about its mission and how to get involved.

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