The cue for March is the sketch pictured below. This was a new, creative experience for me. I love how it took the layout design decision out of the equation and I spent more attention on choosing colors, stamps and embellishments. How great is that?! Please try using this sketch for your next card and be sure to share your creations in the Unity (Show and Tell) Facebook page!
Here is my first card.
I decided on a red card because playing at the beach makes me think of the hot sand on my feet and the warm sun. I die cut two circles and stamped the image on the white one. As I colored this girl using Copic markers, I kept with reds, browns and orange tones. I glued her onto a larger red circle. I chose three washi tapes and had a time deciding where which one would go. I mounted the washi tape on white cardstock for contrast against the red. The sentiments were embossed with clear and Brutus Monroe alabaster powders.
Butterflies are beautiful and free! I stamped the main butterfly on paper, colored it and fussy cut it out. I added dimension to give it height as if it just landed on the card! I stamped the same image under the first one so that the antennae was visible. Before I glued the circle down, I blended ink around it. I took a larger circle mask and blended more ink to create a faint ring hoping to give the viewer a sense of movement.
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That’s it for this month. I hope you found some awesome, new ideas and inspiration. Don’t forget to comment below. One person will be randomly chosen to win a prize! The winner will be announced in the April Friends of Unity Blog Hop.
I almost forgot… the winner from last month’s blog hop is Neeter N. – Congratulations and thank you for participating in our hop! Please message me with your address and I will mail you your prize!
Have a wonderful March and looking forward to seeing you next month. Stay safe and healthy!
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