Card Of The Week – Dream Girl


What’s On My Work Desk This Week?

Happy WOYWW to you, dear friends!

When was the last time you stumbled across a stamp company you fell head over heels in love with?

A few weeks ago, while surfing the Internet, I discovered a website called Unity Stamp Company that specializes in high-quality, unmounted rubber stamps. Although the company has been in business for many years, they were new to me. Since they were having a huge sale that weekend, I started browsing through their website and fell in love with a number of their designs! I took a chance and ordered a few of their stamps.

Well, I wanted to share that although I’ve been primarily stamping with clear stamps for the past few years – Unity Stamps has re-ignited my love for red rubber! They offer a wide variety of designs – many from some of the most well-known designers in the business. They are pre-cut – generously cushioned – deeply etched – and a sheer pleasure to stamp with.

Unity Stamps - Dream Girl - Mounted on CTMH Acrylic Block

If you currently own clear stamps, you can use them with the acrylic blocks that you already own. I used mine with my Close To My Heart acrylic blocks and they stamped beautifully. You can see through the block for easy positioning and when you stamp, the padding and deep etching provide a clean, crisp stamped image!

For the best prices, be sure to visit them on the weekends when you’re most likely to find a sale. I’ve picked up some fabulous stamps that I’ll be sharing in the months to come!

(By the way, I share this information out of pure excitement over finding a product I love! I was not asked to write about this company or their products, and I did not receive anything in exchange for sharing this information with you!)

What Did I Create This Week?

Unity Stamps - Dream Girl

Today, I wanted to share the first card I created with my new Unity Stamps. The stamp I chose to work with is called Dream Girl and it is part of their January 2015 release. The stamp consists of one beautiful 2.75 x 4 inch image by artist Angie Blom, but you could easily double your fun by cutting the stamped image in half and using the image and the sentiment separately. For my first project, however, I opted to use the image in its original form.

The quote on the stamp reads:

Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
Always remember you have within you
The strength the patience and the passion
To reach for the stars to change the world.

Isn’t that a lovely sentiment?

You can see what other artists did with this stamp by visiting Unity Stamp – Dream Girl.

Dream-Girl-Card-by-Create-With-Joy.Com-Photo 2

Now for my design… When I look at this image, I imagine a beautiful girl in a garden, so I surrounded our dreamer with mini-CTMH flowers in my favorite colors, pink and blue, creating a touch of spring.

I also incorporated that gorgeous Scotch Washi-like tape – which made its debut on my Refuge And Strength card – into this design as an intermediary element to tie the foreground and background together. I love this tape! It is a pleasure to work with and goes with everything I do!

I don’t get to color as often on my projects as I’d like, but this week, I had a chance to pull out a few ProMarkers and play! This meant I also got to break into one of my two unopened Memento Stamp Pads (awesome ink!) and stamp and color on my Papertrey cardstock (which I love – at 110 lb. weight, it’s my absolute favorite for stamping, coloring and supporting heavy embellishments!)

Finally, after digging through several boxes of ribbons, I literally tied the project together with a beautiful, delicate, multi-colored fiber.

Here’s the Supply List for those of you who like to keep tabs:

  • Dream Girl – Unity Stamp Company
  • Mini Flowers & Mini Brads – Close To My Heart
  • Letraset Promarkers
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Colorbox Chalk Ink – Orchid Pastel (Distressing)
  • Scotch Decorative Tape
  • Recollections, Storytellers and Papertrey Cardstock
  • Dew Drops/Skittles
  • Fiber

Where Are The Crafty Cats?

Magellan - I See A Squirrel - Whats That - 0

For those of you who were hoping to catch glimpses of Magellan batting around the flowers or chasing the fiber all around my craft room, I have an even better adventure to share. Drop by Wordless Wednesday – Magellan Sees A Squirrel to learn what’s even more fascinating than crafting goodies in a cat’s eyes!

Now it’s your turn to inspire us with your creativity! What’s inspiring you this week? What have you created? Be sure to share your latest creations with us at one of our weekly parties!

Inspire Me Monday

Friendship Friday

Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by to see what’s on my work desk this week!


Creative Art Challenges

Are you ready to jump-start your creativity? Here’s this week’s list of Creative Art Challenges to inspire you (organized alphabetically by Theme or Anything Goes!)

Theme Challenges

Be Creative – Anything Goes Challenges

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96 Responses to “Card Of The Week – Dream Girl”

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  1. Tone-Lill says:

    Gorgeous card and stamping. Thank you for sharing wirh us at ARTastic 🙂

  2. Tenia Nelson says:

    Cool card. Thanks for playing at ATSM!

  3. Pretty card with a great stamp. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


  4. Linda says:

    Great image and card! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog. Linda dt 🙂

  5. Thanks for sharing your lovely card on the Spring Craft Blog Hop.

  6. Georgie says:

    This is great!! Thanks for entering at the Crafty Gals Challenge Corner xx

  7. Shirley says:

    Such a delightful and colourful card Joy. The girl image is so pretty and I really like the idea of adding a few flowers around the image.
    Thank you for joining us for our February challenge at Penny Black and More and we hope you will join us again next month.


  8. Anita says:

    Lovely bright colours you chose for this fab stamp. Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week, Anita x

  9. Beth F. says:

    Love the way you used this stamp! And her hair is gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore

  10. What an awesome stamp! Love how you used it with pretty designing of your card! Thank you for joining us at ! Good luck and hope to see you at the next challenge.

  11. Wow! This is stunning! Thank you for sharing your experiences with this stamp company, I have not used them before but do enjoy red rubber! I will definitely be checking them out. I love how you’ve used this stamp and colouring the words and fabulous layout too. Love it. Thanks for joining in at Crafting By Designs Anything Goes in February. Mo xxx

  12. Noelia says:

    Love your coloring!! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Imagination Challenge Blog! Hugs xxx Noelia (DT)

  13. Samantha says:

    What a neat design! I love that stamp, and the colors are awesome and happy and cheerful!
    Thanks for playing along last week at Crafty Gals Corner!
    Crafty Gals Corner – DT Coordinator
    Crafty Gals Corner

  14. nini says:

    Thanks for playing with Not just card challenge blogFanny (NJC DT)

  15. Sandy :) says:

    I just love the way you have used the colours on your stamped image and your layout for the card is just perfect..
    Popped over from Creative Every Day
    Sandy 🙂

  16. Tracy says:

    Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Noor!DesignUK.
    Tracy x

  17. Quirky Homemaker says:

    Love that stamp. It turned out very nice. I used to have that quote on my blog!

  18. Vannessa says:

    Great card and I love that sentiment! Thank you for joining in The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa

  19. Jan Ltc! says:

    This is great, thanks for joining us at NJC xx Jan

  20. Bonnie says:

    Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Party Time Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge.

  21. Ileana says:

    Great lovely creation!
    Thanks for playing at Scrapper’s Delights Challenge.

  22. Lady Lilith says:

    This looks cute. Stamping can lead to so many fun art creations.

  23. Helen says:

    Beautiful – love the way you’ve highlighted the words on the stamp.

    Thanks for joining us at the Fantasy Stampers Challenge.

    Helen x


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