Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Bit of Kindness

A woman I know, who suffers from depression, has been having a harder time than usual for a while now. So I decided to make her this card, hopefully to cheer her up a bit.

I used Sketch #SC559, from Splitcoaststampers.com, as the basis for my design. I stamped the first butterfly where my die cut circle would be, using the "Elegant Butterflies" set by Clearly Besotted. I then masked that image, and stamped more butterflies around it. I continued masking & stamping, until I'd filled my row with butterflies. I then colored them in with colored pencils. I colored my focal point butterfly with pinks, reds, & violets; and the others with cool colors, just for contrast. I also filled in the dots on the smaller butterflies with a white gel pen. Then I coated the focal butterfly with clear Wink of Stella glitter.

When I was done coloring, I die cut the circle, with a Spellbinders "Standard Circles SM" die. (I wanted to make sure my greeting wouldn't get cut through with the die.) I used my MISTI to stamp my greeting, from Hero Arts' "Acts of Kindness" set, below my butterflies. I really like the way the placement of the words in the stamp kind of hugs the images. Finally, I matted my panel with pink cardstock, mounted it to a white A2 card base, & popped my circle element back in place with foam tape.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

a2z Scrapbooking's July challenge: "Anything Goes"
Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge: "Things with Wings"


  1. Beautiful card, love how you have done the butterflies, looks wonderful.

  2. This is so pretty!!! Thanks for joining us over at a2z!

  3. Those butterflies look great across the card. The colors are very nice too.

  4. Very pretty butterflies, I like how one is pink and that it's popped up on a die cut circle! Thanks for playing at a2z scrapbooking.

  5. Such a beautiful card for your friend. Thanks for joining us at A@Z this month

  6. Such a pretty card!! Thanks for playing with us at a2z.

  7. How pretty - love the bright bold butterflies. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  8. How beautiful! Love your hightlight technique!
    Thank You for playing along wiith our a2z Scrapbooking July Challenge!


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