Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Growing In Unity Day 3- Call Me with Old Phone Dial

 
 
Hello, Friends!
 
Welcome to my third day as a Growing in Unity Gal on my blog, Life with a Wiener Dog!  Please remember to leave a comment at the end of my blog because two random people who leave comments will win a grab bag of 25 free stamps from Unity!  For today's card, I created a completely different style from my first two cards.  The first card was bright and whimsical featuring a hot dog.  The second was soft and simple featuring a flower.  I wanted today's card to have a vintage feel to it with lots of layers and a couple of current touches. 
 
I created this card because I loved how the "Call Me" stamp and "Old Phone Dial" looked together.  Using a telephone to actually talk on is getting to be vintage these days but I really wanted my telephone to look vintage!  So, when I stamped the black phone from the single "Call Me" stamp, I purposefully made sure it didn't ink all the way on the bottom of the phone to give the stamped picture an older, worn look.  My phone dial, from the single stamp, "Old Phone Dial" was actually stamped on the same color of paper that the black telephone was stamped on.  I colored it with a variety of beige and brown Copic markers to give the phone dial an antique look.  I added Glossy Accents on each of the numbers and in the center of the telephone dial for an added texture.  To add more texture, I used a vintage looking floral embossing folder to emboss a piece of card stock and then rubbed a Rich Cocoa brown ink pad over it lightly to help the design of the folder show up without overtaking the rest of the card.
 
Up to this point, the card had the worn, vintage feel that matched the stamps and other accents I had used.  However, I didn't want it to only have a vintage feel.  To bring in a few current elements, I added a cardstock rosette under the most important message of the card, the stamped "Call Me" circle.  This added yet another texture as well as height to this part of the card.  The two glitter hearts also draw your eyes to the message, "Call Me." 
 
I am fortunate that I have friends all over the country that I could send this card to because I would love to hear their voices.  Social media and texting are great, but just not the same as a good old-fashioned telephone call!
 
Don't forget to leave me a comment so you are entered into the random drawing for 25 stamps from Unity!  Then, pretend you just received this card and pick up the phone and call someone special that you haven't spoken to recently! 
 
I'll see you tomorrow with another card featuring the great Unity Stamp Company Stamps!
 
Happy Stamping!
 
 
I used the following products to make this card:
 
Call Me and Old Phone Dial stamps by Unity Stamp Company
Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa Ink by Memento
Copic Markers
Pure Luxury Ivory Card Stock by Gina K
Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip Card Stock by Stampin' Up
Champagne Glimmer Paper by Stampin' Up
Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Rosa 5"x7" Embossing Folder by Cricut
Circle Framelit Dies by Sizzix
Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Paper Rosettes Sizzlits Die by Sizzix
Heart Punch by EK Success
 Glossy Accents by Ranger




23 comments:

ionabunny said...

Hi, great card. The old dial brings memories. Hugz

Kris B said...

Wonderful card! Love the embossed background, the vintage dial looks fabulous! Great Unity image!

Laura Turcotte said...

That is a great card! Yes, I agree with you--social media may be great, but there is nothing like a good ole fashion phone call!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Great job antiquing to look vintage - love that phone dial! And the background - will have to put that folder on my wish list.

heidiscoll said...

This is a really cool card! I love how it all came together. :) Super fantastic job!

Gaylynn said...

This is awesome. Love the old phone theme. :)

anderyn said...

I think I need that dial stamp! So neat. And phone calls rock. So much better than texting.

Anonymous said...

I have always loved this stamp. Great job.

Cynthia said...

Great combo of stamps, Angela. Love the vintage feel.

Brandi R said...

Oh my! What a fabulous card!!! LOVE the old phone dial...such a GREAT vintage feel. Love it! ♥

Janis said...

This card is absolutely amazing!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE that dial stamp. The way you stamped and inked it, I actually thought you had repurposed an old dial plate from an antique phone or something. FABULOUS!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Sweet April said...

Fabulous,what memories the dial phone brings yet yours is absolutely wonderful,unique and so vintage.Love it!

Teresa Doyle said...

I love this card Angela. It is very vintage and I guess because I can remember rotary phones, I like it! Thanks for the memories...LOL

Becci said...

I agree about a phone call - this is a great card! :)

Beatricemi said...

Really great vintage looking card.

Ruby said...

I really like this card. It can be so masculine. TFS

Sue D said...

Love the vintage look of this card.

Mary Holshouser said...

I hate to say that I remember these phones. Great card.
thanks for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Great card! Love the texture of the background and the awesome phone dial!

sharon g said...

I LOVE it. I am old enough to have used a dial phone, so it speaks to me (no pun intended).

Kim Rippere said...

What a fun card!

Kim
{Craftisan Studios}
Design Team Showcase

D- said...

your card is wonderful. Thanks for sharing
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Penne Norris said...

This card is just all sorts of awesome!!! TFS

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