Thursday, August 18, 2011

Kindness Matters


Here is a card I created, using Stamping 411's sketch as a starting point:

I'm telling you, I just love the products in the new Idea Book & Catalog... those romantic/vintage images just appeal to me so!

I stamped the large doily background image onto First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper - isn't it pretty?  One of my new favorites!  I also love the half-doily image in the Kindness Matters stamp set (and that font?  Gorgeous!) - it fit so nicely in the large scallop die-cut from the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die, which I cut from the Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper.

The focal area of the card was created by first embossing the Lucky Limeade cardstock with the Designer Frames embossing folder, then I tore around the embossed portion.  I cut out an oval using the Ovals Originals die, and stamped it with the trio of butterflies.  The butterflies were also stamped onto another piece of Very Vanilla, watercolored, and cut out.  I added them on top of the stamped oval with Stampin' Dimensionals to add more dimension:

It felt so good to make a card!  It's been way too long. :)

Well, I have to run for now, but thanks for stopping by!  Have a great night!

Kindness Matters card:
Stamps:  Kindness Matters and Hello, Doily background stamp
Ink:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist, Lucky Limeade
Paper:  Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Lucky Limeade, Pink Pirouette, and Very Vanilla cardstock, First Edition Specialty and Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper
Accessories/Tools:  Crumb Cake Designer Button, Pearl Basic Jewels, Linen Thread, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die, Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Set, Ovals Originals die, Big Shot, Stampin' Sponge


  1. This is absolutely stunning, Melissa! I Love this style. Thanks for stopping by during The Twinery + Echo Park Blog Hop!

  2. This is beautiful! I love all the texture and details you added to it!

  3. I think this is by far your most beautiful card yet! Simply gorgeous! Those butterflies are amazing!

  4. Love what you did with the butterflies! Downright stunning work...thanks for sharing this!

  5. Your card is so pretty - I'm breaking my typical lazy not commenting habit- I love to stop by your blog and if I don't comment how would you know? Seeing the sb pages you've done has ALMOST inspired me to get back to sb pages and out of my "slump". Your card is stunning this week. I really like how you used the doily stamp - I've been afraid I'd only use it as an embossed main background image but here you show another way that I really really really like!


  6. I think you card is just so beautiful!!
    love it!!

  7. Saw this on ipicks, it is MUST CASE!!!! Gorgeous! TFS.

  8. Melissa, this is incredibly beautiful!! Waiting impatiently for our new catalogue to go live 1st September in Australia; I'll be CASEing this for sure. Stunning.

  9. What a beautiful card! Love your work Melissa :)

  10. I just came from Nancy Riley's blog and saw your gorgeous card as one of her ipicks. OMGosh - what a beautiful card. So much detail and subtle touches that make this card eye catching. Great work!

  11. Love your card! It is a real eye catcher.

  12. Melissa, this card is ever so beautiful!!! Just love everything about it!

  13. This is so beautiful. A friend pinned your card on Pinterest and this gorgeous card inspired me to make something kind of not super similar. haha! I linked to your blog post and I just love your card - thanks for sharing. :-)


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