Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Let's Go To The Hop!

 
     The Unity hop, that is.  I am happy to be able to join in this week!  Please be sure to check out all of the super talent that is linked to the design team hop.  There is also a great sale over on the Unity site, as Angela cooks up each week.  Don't forget to shop!  If you link up or leave a comment, you could win a super prize, also!

     Okay, on to my card.  I am using stamps from the January 2011 Unity Kit of the Month.  This card uses the adorable tall snowman.  I started with a white card base, that is distressed with Old Paper Distress Ink.  Next I distressed a die cut made with my Lil Inkers stitched diagonal die.  There are two open circles that were created with the SB classic circle dies.  A layer of inked kraft , and then my sweet snowman, colored with Copics, and cut out with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die.  I tied it up with a twine bow.

 
     Card two is a black base and hand cut banners made with a Darice snowflake embossing folder and inked with soft sky ink.  Again, my chubby little snowman from the same kit is also colored with Copic markers.  I added sparkly highlights to his apparel, and gems to random snowflakes.  My sentiment is from Unity, but was in a grab bag so I am unsure of the set name.

     It is a rainy, dreary day here in PA, so please forgive the lighting on my photos. 

19 comments:

Scrapper Myra said...

These guys look so friendly. Love them.

Ruby said...

Very cute cards Mary Anne. Love the layering.

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh EM GEE, I LOVE these cards. FABULOUS snowmen! I SO want these!

Kris B said...

These are so cute! I really love the first one! Has a nice country touch with the inking and twine! Of course I am a sucker for snowmen!!

Guadalupe Galvis said...

So cute I love it

Patti Willey said...

Dang! These snowman are awesome! 2011 wow I'm a new STOM subscriber, I imagine they'll be taking over the house soon enough! Gorgeous Mary Anne!

Donna Hanley said...

Two winners in my book. I love the sponging on your first card giving it that vintage flair. The banners on you second card with those dainty snowflakes make a fantastic backdrop for that cute chubby snowman. I love snowmen of any size and shape so these two won my heart. Have a great day.

Tami said...

So So pretty Love them both!!! Here from the unity hop

jimlynn said...

I know y'all get tired of all the snow up that way, but there's just something about a snowman that makes the heart happy! Both of these are so cute and I love the designs you used on them. Fantastic cards!!!
Lynn

D.Ann C said...

Cool! I love the elegant look of b&w!

ionabunny said...

Both very cool ha ha. Love that cute little snowpeep. The black base really makes a striking card. Hugz

fiyre43 said...

What fun cards!!! and so cute!! Thank you for sharing.

Papermoon Dreams said...

Love the Snowmen & your card layout!! Good job!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I am in love with both of your cards (Ok, so I am a snowman addict, ok? lol). These are fabulous, Love both designs! And I am putting this set on my wish list ...

Dollie W said...

Love your snowmen cards! So adorable!

Carol L said...

What a great pair of cards! Snowmen will be coming around to visit all too soon me thinks :) I really like the sponging on the first card, and the 2nd looks so awesome with those banners and the sentiment embossed in white on black! NJ on both!

Gaylynn said...

Hi Mary Anne. Your cards are pretty. The top one is my fav with the soft accents and awesome snowman.

Marlena M. said...

Awww, I love snowmen and ADORE your cards. Super sweet!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Cute snowman cards, I really like the banners you cut after you embossed the cardstock.