Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Unity Pre-Hip-Hop Challenge

Good morning, friends!

Tomorrow is Hip-Hop Thursday at the Unity forum on SCS. Come on over and play with us! Some die-hard Unity addicts (me included) decided it would be fun to start a challenge for Wednesdays, leading up to Hip-Hop! Today's challenge is to pick a card made by a Unity Design Team member and use it to inspire YOUR card. It was hard to choose, because I love pretty much ALL the work the DT members do. I finally chose this card by Heather.


I love how she stamped part of the tree off the page. I think it adds great visual interest. So often, we end up centering our images. That looks good too, but some times it is fun to switch things up! I kept her general layout, but used the Christmas set that I won during Unity's first Hip Hop Thursday, a couple of weeks ago. I used a different clip, added ribbon, and moved the bottom embellishment to the other side. Without the side embossing, I needed some balance on that side. I added Crystal Effects to the ornaments, along with some Dazzling Diamonds, for some glitz!!


The little "rain dots" in the lower corner are homemade--who can afford raindots in all the colors you might ever need? I sure can't. Luckily, I can make them in any color I want! And so can you. Just punch out some circles in whatever size and color you want. Attach them to a glue dot and store them on a small sheet of wax paper. Spread some Crystal Effects or Diamond Glaze over the whole circle, and allow to dry. I added Dazzling Diamonds too. When they are dry, you can pick them off the wax paper and stick them on your card. Wa-la! (is that supposed to be Voila?? I don't use it often enough to know...) I didn't have any Christmas sentiments from Unity, so I borrowed a sentiment from one of my SU! sets. It works.

If you'd like to participate in this challenge, go to the Unity forum on SCS and find the thread with the details. I have a list on the right of some other gals that may be participating in this challenge. Happy blurfing! And, of course--

24 comments:

Jennifer Murai said...

Cute Christmas Card. Very "fresh" colors. I like it a lot. TFS

Jen said...

Love your christmas tree card!

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Jen said...

Love your christmas tree card!

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Mandy said...

Cute! I love the colors!!

Lisa said...

Hey Jen,
I'm hopping. Love the tree. Might have to get that set now. Sheesh!
Lisa :)

Maria Levine said...

hey girlie, awesome job! I LOVE that christmas tree! I need that kit! LOLOL!!!

WOO HOO HIP HOP!

Latisha said...

I think we are enabling each other...I love your case! Great job...i think i need that set too!

Tiffany Johnson said...

Love the colors for this Christmas card! See you over at SCS!

Christi Snow said...

This is so cool, Jessica! Great CASE! smiles...

Brooke said...

jess..i think your xmas card turned out FAB. i also love how the image is stamping off a little and not centered.. that looks great!

catdidit said...

I just love your CASE! What a wonderful Christmas card!

Maggie said...

Get outta town on the homemade raindots....I am SOOOO going to do this on something when I get home tonight!

tarheelstamper said...

Terrific CASE...love the sentiment with the tree...it goes perfect!
Cyndi

Ryann said...

Oh Jess I love your card! This is just SO CUTE!

Beanhead said...

Incredible - I adore your card!!!!

jpmayo said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous!!

Beanhead said...

By the way - the butterfly card posted Aug. 21st looks even more stunning in person! Thanks for the card!
Aunt Chris

Heather said...

Your awesome Jess, love the Christmas card, I need to start thinking about the holidays. YIKES!!

Thanks for the case. Yours is great and I love the ribbon on your clip!! Fabulous!!

Hysteri-CAL said...

Woah !!!!! Fabby 'case' Jess - love it !

happy hopping xxxx

Sherry said...

Wow- two cards? You are ambitious! Love both of them and I especially love your homemade rain dots. Thanks for the tip!

Rachel Hope said...

I love that look! And the homemade dew drops are an Awesome idea!

Lori said...

I love the fun, whimsical look you created! Great CASE!

Ashley said...

Cute stuff!

Jess said...

LOVE this card. Great case of Heather.