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Unity FWF Blog Hop {April 8th}

**This is my second post for the day. Scroll down to enter Shabby Chic giveaway**

I am just in time for Debbie's embossing and sanding challenge at Yvonne's blog. I wanted to play ever since the challenge went up but it took me time to interpret the challenge in a different way as I do not own any Core'dinations cardstock. 

It's been a long time since I participated in Unity Friends with Flair hop, so I jumped in there too. To start the hop from the beginning and a full list of participants, visit the Unity Blog.

Supplies: cardstock: Elle Erre Fabriano!; stamps: Ippity (Totally HAPPY); ink: Unity Stamp Co. (Viridian Leaf, French Lilac), Colorbox Pigment Ink(Blue); PP: Echo Park (For the Record), Twine from stash

I am using the sketch at Ippity April Twist Challenge and colors at Play Date Cafe#76. I picked up the most beautiful "Newsprint" echo park paper from the For the Record collection (a must have :) ) I first embossed the image in white and then inked the background using sponge. I, then, did a bit of sanding on the pattern paper in the middle and along the edges for more definition and vintage look.

Here is a close up of sanding
Time to announce the winner of the mini card set. The randomly selected winner is Khushboo. Congratulations girl!! Please send me your mailing address and I will sent the box out to you.

P.S. I would love for you to play along my current challenge. There are prizes *wink* to be won. Don't miss the chance.


  1. There's a rustic appeal to this card Ujjwal...with the choice of background paper and all the sanding. Love your unique take on the challenge! :)

    Thanks for playing along with my guest Debbie's challenge! :)

  2. Love how you played the stamp.. in so many different fab ways.. including this one :)

  3. Love love your card.. it's soso pretty!
    love the colors!
    hugs bonitarose

  4. Beautiful card. Love the techniques and love the stamps you used.

  5. Very effective piece, love the embossing and sanding. Lovely piece. Thanks for joining in The challenge over at The Play Date Cafe. Tracy Evans x

  6. Really like what you did here. This card is so different and it is totally cool! Love your style!

  7. Wow, love what you've done here. Will have to give this a try!

  8. Oohhh, I just got For the Record and I didn't even know there was a newsprint in it. I love how you sanded it. The embossing is gorgeous! I love how you wrapped the tag for the sentiment around the top edge. This is so perfect, Ujjwal!

  9. This is gorgeous! Love your interpretation of the challenge.

  10. this is just plain awesome-love it:)

  11. Love, love, love this. The texture just jumps off the page! Great vintage shabby...

  12. Beautiful ,elegant and classy card . What a clever idea!Just loved the rustic feel and all the elements you incorporated into it .I have missed the mini card challenge and feeling bad about it .Did not know about it .Anyway there is always a next time

  13. WOW! This is a super beautiful card--love the colors and the stamping layers! TFS!

  14. Loved the embossing which enhances the creation.... :) & Kudos to the Winner.... :)


  15. Love your take on the challenge and thanks so much for playing along!

  16. This card is fabulous, Ujjwal! That embossing really stands out against the muted background. Love the design and those fabulous scalloped edges. Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

  17. This looks like a card I would see in Stampers' Sampler...very edgy, very artistic! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

  18. pretty!.. LOVE the stamps!.. and the embossing and the distressing look so amazing here! :D

  19. I love the techniques you've used on your card, they look great! Fab job! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

  20. WOW! I love your use of mists over that embossing. It really is stunning. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.


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