Saturday, October 6, 2012

Unity WCMD Challenges

Please note: I'll be adding to this post as more Unity challenges are posted.  If you're looking for my WCMD post for Operation Write Home's bloghop, please click here.  

The first challenge is for shaped cards.
I don't know the name of this Unity stamp because I got it in a grab bag.  Does anyone know what set it belongs to?  The card is made with Spellbinders Labels 5 and circles, cardstock from my stash, and Offray 1/8" ribbon. 

The second challenge is to add texture.

I added three kinds of texture: heat embossing, dry embossing, and Glossy Accents (on the flower centers and heart).  I used three stamp sets: the flower and sentiment are one set and the leaves that I heat embossed on the background came from two other sets.

Challenge #3 asked for embossing.

I used dry embossing on six hexagons and heat embossed a sentiment on a seventh.  The die is by Cuttlebug.   The sentiment is an itty bitty.  Love those!

Challenge #4 is a sketch. 

The sentiment on here is from the sending love your way set with the mailbox.  

Challenge #5 is to make a fall card.  I think of greens, oranges, browns, and yellows for fall, so, I made a card in that color family.  The sketch idea was on SCS and I've seen several bloggers use it. 
The sentiment is part of the "thanks for your support" sentiment from the "sexy, silly, and sassy" set.  I'll bet few people use that set to make fall cards.  ;)

Challenge #6 is to use a regular stamp to make a border.  This wasn't as easy as it sounded because the majority of my Unity stamps would look pretty strange repeated as a border.  I finally settled on some text stamps and then had a terrible time stamping straight.  This is the best of my attempts (even using the Stamp-a-ma-jig), so please excuse any wobbliness!  This pink card is also going to be submitted to Paper Smooches for their WCMD challenge to use pink! 

The gems are from JoAnn.  The cardstock is just generic stuff from my stash.  Stamps are, of course, by Unity. 

Challenge #7 is to color.  OK, Copics at the ready!

Challenge #8 is to use brown, cream, pumpkin, and olive as the color scheme.
I might have gone a little overboard with the distressing, but I think it works on this masculine card.   

The final challenge is to enter the Unity KOTM Sketch Challenge and Theme Challenge for the month.
Here's the KOTM Sketch Challenge: (using a stamp from Nov. 2011)
And here's the Theme Challenge: (We had to use banners or pennants.)   
My camera doesn't do well when photographing cards with a lot of black.  :(
Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 928 blank and 215 AnyHero (as of 6/26)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695

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  1. What a cute shaped card! And I love the textures on your second card with your rich colors and elegant design. Lovely!


  2. beautiful cards and great idea to keep one blog post and keep adding to it. I loved your fall card. The colors you chose spoke to me also as fall. Awesome.

  3. Okay, Kathryn, all of your cards are elegant, pretty, and so creative! Do you do them all the time. You really produce, lady!!

  4. Wow! You did them all in a day. I am impressed!

  5. Wow Kathryn, you had an AMAZING WCMD!!! I'm so thrilled you completed every challenge in one day! I love each one as well. Thank so much for playing along with Unity for WCMD!

  6. Awesome work on all your cards! so impressed you got them all done in one day.


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