I am coming off a great weekend of a "scrapbooking retreat". What a weekend it was! Scrapbooking has allowed me to forge friendships to people all over the United States and Canada. Sometimes I get a chance to meet up with some of these great women and this weekend was one of them. My stomach still hurts from laughing and my head a little from the Caramel Apple Sangria. Being with crazy talented women all gathered in one place over a weekend, encouraging each other, laughing together and sharing stories, just really inspires you to believe in yourself. You learn it is more than a hobby, it becomes you support network and people you can learn so much from. Though meeting other paper crafters is how I learned about Unity. Unity Stamps and their blog, Instagram and Facebook page have helped me branch out and try new things, beside just scrapbooking. This is a women who swore she would "NEVER" stamp, let alone make cards. Now I not only use stamping on my layouts, I make cards and have gotten really crazy and did some actual art projects. If you would have told me a few years ago I would be doing GIU, I would have said,"no way, I can't do that stuff". Through Unity stamps and especially their design team inspirations, I have learned, I can do it.
So thanks to Unity and thanks to you in advance for checking out my blog this week. This week card has a hint of copper. I love the metallic trend. I have done cards with gold ink and gold embellishments but this is my first time with copper. It came in a monthly scrapbooking kit from Studio Calico. I also got purchased 4x6 "galaxy" paper from there. When I saw it on their website I knew I had the perfect stamp for it. I actually ended up using the brown metallic ink from Momento, as the copper actually had a really strong rusty look to it. The twine I borrowed from a friend so I am not exactly sure what brand it is. I love, love, love this card. We all have a girlfriend out there who is perfect for this sentiment, don't we?
Unity Stamp-QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSEpaper- Studio Calico
copper stars- Studio Calico
Metallic copper twine-
stamped with- MISTI
ink- momento metallic
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Have a great Monday!