Friday, May 13, 2011

ATU Trifecta Challenge

Between finding excuses to go out into the lovely shady yard this morning, I whipped up this little easel card for the Special Unity Birthday Challenge. The recipe is a Trifecta, in celebration of their 3rd birthday: Birthday or Anniversary theme, 3-inch Square, 3 types of Embellishments.

Because one of the rules is to use only Unity/{ippity} stamps and I only have one set (so far!), I decided to go "simple". The sentiment could be for many occasions...only it would be a perfect wedding/anniversary card.

I used Antique Linen Distress Ink to create the emboss-resist technique for the flourishes; I stamped and gold-embossed the sentiment after the ink dried. I strung a string of faux pearls (that was pretty...strung a string!) off some inty brads for the front border. I sewed some other pearl beads onto the inside piece, then finished it with a brocade ribbon.

ATU Trifecta Challenge: Birthday OR Anniversary, 3-inch Square, 3 types of Embellishments

Supplies: Regal Greetings set by {ippity} Stamps, Recollections and Hammermill cardstocks, Simplicity decorative braid, ZipDry glues, Fiskars papercutter, MS detailing scissors, Versamark watermark ink, Stampendous embossing powders, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, loose & strung pearls from stash, mini brads from Gary M. Burlin & Co., needle & bead thread


  1. OH WOW! This is a fabulous easel card--and 3x3!! LOVE that! Great combo of embellies! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at ATU for our special Unity birthday challenge!!

  2. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Wow gorgeous creation.

  4. Your card is beautiful! Love the pearls!


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