Friday, January 09, 2009

Hip Hop Thursday!

This is actually a day late but thought I had such a fabulous time "hip hoppin'" last night that I just had to share with you some of the fun I had!

Here are the Unity HIP HOP links!

Whateva (Brooke)
Inky Paws (Jeanne)
Pieces of Me (Lynn)
The Buck Stamps Here (Jennifer)
Stamping when I'm not Working (Sherry)
The Willow Garden (AJ)
In My Thoughts (Heather B)
Dougnat Diaries (Natalie)
Chelsea Cook's Creations (Chelsea)
Just Me (Anne-Marie)
Triple the Scraps (Patter)
Stamping & Shopping (Jimmi)
The Stamping Scrapbooker (Amber)
Outside The Lines (Linsey)
She's Gone Crafty (Wendy)
Zany Not Crazy (Maren)
shut up! it's true! (Jen)
Laura LooLoo (Laura)
Altered Ambitions (Christi)
Here By Grace (Robyn)
It is what it is (Renee)

The other day, I made this card using one of my favorite Unity stamp set, Birds of a Feather

"Love is in the Air"

The sketch is from Unity Sketch Challenge Week 8
I paper pieced the bird and the acorns for Gina K's Challenge (Day 7)
I also used silver brads for the "Ringing in the New Year" challenge.

Stamps: Birds of a Feather
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Flirty (Bo Bunny)
Ink: Black Tuxedo (Memento), Chocolate Chip, Whisper White Craft
Accessories: Silver brads, Marvy Giga Oval, sponge daubers, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Pop-up glue dots

First, I stamped on some cute Bo Bunny paper called "Flirty". I stamped my bird over the hearts.

Then I stamped the entire image on Whisper White cardstock and twice on scraps of coordinating scrapbook paper for the acorns. Here you can see I paperpieced the acorns.

Then I cut all around the bird and acorns. I have received a few emails asking how I cut out such small images. Besides coloring, I love to cut. I have found that a good pair of very sharp scissors with the precision tips or super sharp tips are essential for getting into tiny grooves. Another tip is to learn to work with the other hand as you cut... move the paper as you cut.
Here are a few pictures I took as I cut out this image.


OMG!! Stephanie just let me know that this card is featured on the Unity blog today!!
You can view it

Thank you, Angela! What an honor to have my card up on your blog! Even more so is to have this card displayed at Unity's booth at CHA Winter 2009! Woo hoo!



Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card!! Congrats on being on Angelas blog!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card!! I can see why Angela featured you on her blog, Jane. Your work is awesome! :)

Theresa Momber said...

Absolutely fabulous, Jane!!! I saw it on the Unity blog and thought it was gorgeous, then I saw who made it! I was so excited for you!!!

Anonymous said...

You've got talent x1000 -- That card is awesome! - KT

Michelle VanWiggeren said...

That is a gorgeous card! Congrats on having it featured on the Unity blog & booth too!! Very cool!!

So impressed you were able to get such wonderful photos while cutting, too! You are soooo talented!!!!


Anonymous said...

Love the little acorns! Oh, MY! How in the world did you hold the camera and cut at the same time to take these pics???!!! You're not one of those girls that can twist into a pretzel or sumpin', are you?! *LOL!*

Joni M said...

The card rocks! It is gorgeous! I love Unity stamps. TFS!

StinkerbellSteph said...

You're such a super cutter! And of course amazing stamper/crafter...too!
Huge hugs & hope to see you soon!

jo said...

What a gorgeous card Jane!!

Teri said...

Gorgeous card Jane! Love all of the details!