Saturday, June 23, 2012

Kindness Matters

I'm on a roll with posting.  Perhaps I should space myself.  I created about 8 cards the other day and once I post them all, the well may dry up again for a while.  Oh well, here I am again today.  Look what I have for you.  The Kindness Matters stamp set is one I earned FOR FREE during Sale-a-bration.  But this is the first time I have inked it up.  Such a pretty little set.  Did I ever say how I love butterflies?  No, well I LOVE butterflies!  

This time I turned around my selection process a little.  Instead of deciding what color I wanted to use and then coordinating supplies -- and SU really makes it easy to coordinate everything from the stamps right to the paper and ink --  I wanted to use the Comfort Cafe designer paper.  Once I had that in hand all I had to do was pull the colors from the paper and my selecting was done. 

The butterflies were colored direct to the stamp with my wonderful SU markers.  This is a technique I use a lot, I mean A LOT!  I don't often watercolor with markers direct to paper, as I prefer watercoloring with the  SU crayons and an aqua pen when coloring on paper.  But when I use markers I love to color directly onto my stamps and that is what I did this time.  For each butterfly I used 2 coordinating colors.

Here is the inside of the card and the envie.  This time rather than stamp an image I just put a couple strips of the designer paper, and left lots of room to write a note.  Or, I could still stamp a sentiment.

Here is what I used:
Stamp:           Kindness Matters
Paper:            Soft Suede, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla
Ink:                Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight,
                      Cajun Craze, Midnight Muse
Accessories:  Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon, Dimensionals

I hope you like my card today.  Drop me a note and let me know what you think, I love to hear from you.  And come back soon.

Crafty Hugs,


Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Isn't it great to have the colour thinking done for you! What a sweet little design. Hugs xxx

Tracy said...

Very Pretty! I am so going to have to get the Kindness Matters set. I've looked at it many lovely