Growing in Unity Day 5

Being creative is such a wonderful release from the every day work and worries. I find inspiration from Pinterest, Facebook groups and then from some inspiring figures such as Jennifer McGuire and Gina K. This card is all Jennifer’s fault! Here is the link to her video so you can blame her afterwards as well!

My final card is my favorite creation this week. Things I hold dear to my heart include my home and all that live and visit there, my self worth and knowing that I am someone important to a few people even when the devil wants you to believe different. Lastly, I can choose where I want my life to go. Every day. I hope you enjoy this one! You have all been so gracious this week, I appreciate every one of you!

Shadow box card

Stamped and heat embossed Clara Girl on some Neenah 110lb cardstock.
Fussy cut, color her and set aside. I used Copics.

Use Yupo paper and play around with some alcohol inks. This pink mess was a left over from another project and thought that this would look awesome as a background. I have no idea what I’m doing when working with these inks but somehow it never looks awful.
Score both left and right and fold accordian style.
Place a frame die in the center and cut on the front panel.
Make sure you leave enough room on the bottom (or top) to place a sentiment.
Stamp and heat set your sentiment.
Glue your background on the inside.
…and decorate to your heart’s content. All these pieces are from Hobby Lobby, Michael’s or AC Moore.

I used this very sturdy acetate to make your floating elements.
I glued the wooden heart onto a strip of acetate and glued it on the outside flap of the bottom panel. Once the two panels are adhered,  it hides the acetate attachment.
Adhere the two panels with strong adhesive. Position your girl on the front.
I added some acetate to the back of her head to make her more sturdy. Can you see the floating white flower and butterfly on the bottom?

I hope you love her as much as I do. Thank you so much for all your support and comments. Make sure to leave comments on my projects to win some Unity goodies.

Much love,


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50 thoughts on “Growing in Unity Day 5

  1. Wow! I love everything about this lovely card! The alcohol inks, the little sentiments and hearts, your beautiful coloring. It has been a great week of inspiration!!!

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  2. OMG this last card is so beautiful I really don,t know what to say except WOW GREAT CREATION and what a inspiring week you shared with all of us…. GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!

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  3. Charmaine what a wonderful journey we’ve been on with you this week thank you for all the inspiration. I agree with you about the alcohol ink crazy but they always turn out great. My 7 year old granddaughter calls them splats cause of the way they spread. You inspired me to write my first blog as you saw. I now have ideas buzzing around my head and I’m so excited about this new direction this journey called life is taking me. 💜 I look forward to you’re continuing posts😘

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  4. Oh, this is wonderful! It is so cheerful and inspiring. It makes several new ideas for cards float around my brain. (I better go write them down). Thanks for sharing your talents and inspiration this week. I’ve so enjoyed the journey. May God bless you and yours.

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  5. Very clever. There are sooooooooo many possibilities with this card! I can’t wait to get into things today and see what I come up with. Thank you so much for sharing your creations this week. You’ve given me so many ideas. Wishing you many beautiful blessings always! Dawn

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  6. What a beautiful alcohol ink background and I love your spin on Jennifer McGuire’s idea! Thanks for sharing all week and providing us fabulous inspiration!

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  7. WOW! Another beauty! I love the background, the stamps, your coloring, and all the details. Just a wonderful project. Thanks for all the inspiration all week!

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  8. I do love her. I will definitely try to make this card. Thank you for the inspiration this fun week. Can’t wait to see more creations by you.❤❤😍

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  9. Absolutely amazing creation! Sooo many details. They really do look like they’re floating! I also love what you wrote… You truly had such a great week!

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  10. Fantastic card!! I love the alcohol ink background and all the amazing elements you added… so many wonderful elements that represent you! So awesome! Great week! I loved it!

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