Day 5 – Growing in Unity

Hello! This is the last day of my GIU week. It’s been a great ride! Thank you for allowing me to share my creations with you these past few days. I appreciate all the kind words and wonderful comments. I am ending my week with a stamp kit by Phyllis Harris “…happy mind happy life.” This girl is pure joy! I love how her hair is blowing in her face, the effortless smile and her bare feet.

She reminds me of how much I still love to swing. I sure do!I began by stamping the image with Memento black ink and colored her with Copic markers. Next I loosely masked the image and stenciled the sunshine with a Tim Holtz stencil called “Rays”. Then I used Stickles to add sparkle to the cloud. Stickles are my favorite embellishment. They are tiny bits of glitter glue that last forever and can be applied in small amounts. Stickles enhance a card when it needs a little umph! Sunny paper with a die cut edge complements the image. The sentiment is roughly shaded and bordered with dark teal. Finally I added holographic sequins loosely around the card to add impact and shine.Here are some of the supplies I used.I adore this stamp kit by Phyllis Harris ” …happy mind happy life”. It is packed full of positive energy, peace, joy and all that is good.

Thank you again for spending this week with me. I hope you enjoyed this time as much as I have.

Thank you to Unity Stamp Company for allowing stampers like me to have a place to share our creations.

Please leave a comment and you will be entered to win Unity stamps.

Hope you have a day spent doing what you love!


“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.”  Eleonora Duse

36 thoughts on “Day 5 – Growing in Unity

  1. This card makes me happy! I love the sunshine colors, the breeze, ok….everything about it! It has been fun following you this week!


  2. Loving all your cards this week. ❤ This girl on a swing is so bright and cheerful, and is a perfect reminder that hopefully spring is soon on it’s way. 😊


  3. I love this card, so bright and cheerful. I love the sun shining on her it is so cute, thank you for sharing with us this week


  4. This is my favorite of the week! One of my favorite stamps and she seems to come alive on your card! Thanks for a great week!


  5. How cheerful! You did great with masking off the image. And thanks for the reminder that I should dig out my Stickles!


  6. This card brought me such joy with the yellows and sunshine and a girl ( reminds me to have fun and imagine I can fly- yes I still do that on swings) you did such a great job and explaining how I too can possible do a similar card if I get the right stamps. Thank you for sharing this cheerful card!


  7. It’s been such a wonderful week of seeing your unity cards. I love the beautiful colors. This sunny card is just stunning. That little girl makes me think of a happy day (and wish it was sunny outside). Great work today.


  8. Absolutely lovely card, it’s just gorgeous. The coloring fantastic, the girl is innocent swinging and having fun and your creation is stunning. Thank you for a wonderful week full of love, creation and inspiration. I, also, love your scenery of the beautiful nature so special. Blessings.


  9. I have so enjoyed seeing your cards this week. Your sunshine and energy spring out of today’s card and remind us all that each new day IS a new day, full of life and happiness, if we so choose it. Thank you for sharing your talents. May God bless you and yours.


  10. Such a sweet card. I love your stamps, bright cheerful colors, patterns, and design. And I LOVE stickles too…less mess than glitter for that extra sparkle. Just a lovely week. Thanks for the inspiration!


  11. I’ve loved all of your cards this week, but this is my absolute favorite! I love to swing, too — the higher the better! The image and the colors in your card just radiate joy!


  12. Beautiful card! Love all the details of the background and the sweet Phyllis Harris image you used! Thanks for a fun GIU week!


  13. I think we all agree, this card makes us all happy!! Beautifully designed and so pretty.
    Thanks for such a wonderfully inspirational week. I enjoyed every single card!


  14. Rachel, I just love this sweet girl! You have done so much with this card. It is so full of color and vibrancy and JOY. But wow, what a great job you did for her skin color. Like a painting! Fabulous!!!


  15. Rachel, this is such a sweet card. I love how you masked her and used the sunray stencil! I will need to try that! Thanks for such amazing inspiration all week long!


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