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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Day 4 Growing in Unity ~ Share the Love!

Welcome to our 4th day of Growing in Unity here at "HI!" Notes.  Nothing gets a day or month off to a good start like sharing LOVE !!

Since February is National Friendship Month it got me thinking of all the different kinds of love we can celebrate on St. Valentine's Day, February 14th!!! 






I started by selecting several different stamps whose sentiments & images went together in some way, either conventional, humorous or unexpected.

Today's post will be light.  Just a fun pictorial of several cards with great St. Valentine's Day potential!  I'll add comments here & there, but if you have any questions, please post them in your comments & I'll try to get right back to you :)

Backgrounds: choose a stamp to repeat in the background. Using a pale ink, I staggered it row by row so that there'd be no vertical columns, masking off the main image (stamped first).  For the string of hearts I didn't mask, I just stamped & colored them right over the background words.








Because so many layers makes the card front heavy, I like to counter balance it with an extra layer inside.  Not only is it pretty but it feels so balanced when you open or display it.  Leave a little extra paper on the back of the card to punch an edge.











 




  













A close up of my custom trim job!  I do this so there
is no worry about getting ink from large areas of
blank rubber on projects. Always be sure to leave
plenty of cushion under the stamp-able areas
to get a closer look just click on the photos!!

I think of these images and sentiments being great for a child to baby sitter, or child to daddy, or maybe a big sis to the child, a big brother. . . I just love the possibilities concerning different relationships
 Here are direct links for most of the stamps used in this post:



First Love, First Hero ~ Dad w/ little girl on shoulders  https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/first-love-first-hero/

first love ~ Background Sentiment  https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/first-love/

Stella Girl ~ Girl with Baby  https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/stella-girl/

Otter Nonsense ~ Otter, Hearts & Sentiment  https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/otter-nonsense/

Loads of Love ~ Laundry Basket & Sentiment  https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/loads-of-love/


Fact of Love ~ What Love Looks like sentiment  https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/fact-of-love/


Heart Strings ~ Hanging hearts & sentiments  https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/heart-strings/


34 comments:

  1. Wow! Amazing cards. All if them offer great details and colors. You have been busy creating these fabulous cards!!! :)

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  2. Wow! I love ALL of your cards! They are great! TFS!

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  3. All of these are beautiful! I love your coloring!

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  4. What a nice selection of cards to view today! Your tips are so very helpful!

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  5. Nice! These cards are all wonderful. Love the dangling hearts, the love sentiment and the daddy stamp. Darn you! �� They are all going on my wish list which is already way too long!

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  6. I made a valentine with the loads of love set too. I think the doily pairs well with that image.

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  7. You make beautiful cards! Your coloring is so vibrant and it just looks amazing. I think you have a great choice in colors on all aspects. Yhank you for sharing your week with us and happy stamping!

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  8. Love, love, love all of these. Mt favorite is the image of the man with the little girl. I used that on the last Father's Day card I made for my dad before he passed away last summer. <3

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  9. Somehow I keep leaving messages but when I go back to make sure I did there is nothing there! All of your cards here are beautiful! your coloring is the best Ive seen in a while! Beautiful work! Well layed out!

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  10. So many cute ideas for cards. I love your beautiful coloring. And thanks for showing how to mask...

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  11. LOTS of fun cards! you have made so many cute ones! :)

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  12. Loving all of these! Such a great theme and these are too cute. I think the way you color is just fantastic.

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  13. Adorable set of cards, Wendy. Love the laundry basket!

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  14. Wow, so much pretty today! Thanks for all the lovely inspiration.

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  15. All of your cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing so many today, as well as your little tips. I really love how you also finished off the inside of the cards. I agree, it makes it much prettier when displaying it.

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  16. I got choked up looking at your beautiful love filled cards and the care and creativity you put into them! LOVEly!

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    1. Thank you Lisa. Some of them made me feel the same way. Hope your day is filled with love!

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  17. What cute cards. I have loved your tutorials this week. It makes it simple and I love having a list/link to the supplies and stamps.

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  18. I love the additional of lace and doilies Very special. Nice work!

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  19. What a beautiful selection of cards! I love colorful cards and you have achieved this in all of them! Great work!

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  20. Love them all!! Especially with the paper doiles.

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  21. The cards are wonderful. I have the image of the little girl on her dad's shoulders. My son is in the process of adopting his wife's daughter and I am holding that for that special day when it is finalized.

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    1. Love hugs and prayers to you all <3 What a wonderful time to document <3

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  22. Whoa! So many great cards on this day! The otter one was my favorite, but I love them all. You have such an eye for layout and balance!

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  23. Every single card is stunning! Thank you for showing your step by step process too! I am so inspired right now!

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  24. Since my DH does all the laundry...yep he's a keeper...the "loads of love" would be just perfect for him...great card

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    1. What a cute and funny Valentine that would be!!! I love inside jokes ;)

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  25. You are very good at coloring your images. I enjoyed your week of GIU!

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  26. You are very good at coloring your images. I enjoyed your week of GIU!

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  27. Hi, your first love cards are so gorgeous. Gorgeous. Love your cards. Hugz

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  28. I love all the layers. You have given me some great inspiratuon.

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  29. These are all fantastic! I really love the dangling hearts! Love your work!

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