Thursday, June 27, 2013

Four You & Gifts of Kindness

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Hello, All!  For this card, I once again turned to our Catalog & Idea Book, which is bursting at the seams with inspiration.  

I had been dying to try the beautiful Gifts of Kindness Stamp Set, but I wasn't quite sure what to do with it.  Does that ever happen to you too?  You buy a stamp set, you can't wait to use it, but are stumped as to where to start?  Well, that happens to me all the time, so I have to find inspiration somewhere.

When I was searching the Catalog for inspiration, I figured I would try to do what the designer did on page 82 (upper right corner) but change it up a bit.  But instead of solid colored paper, I threw in some patterns with Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper.  If you can't tell from my previous designs, I'm not afraid of bold patterns and lots of color!

At first, I used darker colors for the flowers, but they were too bold.  So I toned it down by using the more subtle but still bright Daffodil Delight and used it for my flowers.  Only then was I welcome to use a darker color--Night of Navy to be exact--for my sentiment.  

The smaller sentiments that came with the set were not working for me.  As much as I love them, they were not working for this card in that moment.  I will, however, go back and stamp the inside with one of the greetings.  

I love this card, and I hope you that you like it too.  Please leave me a comment below.  I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, happy crafting!


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