Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Echoes of Kindness meets God's Beauty

Hello Everyone,

What did you get when you put "Echoes of Kindness and God's Beauty" together? I guess these two cards and more. I love these two stamp sets.  The flowers were from Echoes of Kindness and the butterfly was from God's Beauty.  Too bad both sets were retired.  But I will be sharing a few more cards using these sets.

I saw this card on SCS under a different stamp set.  I changed the card a little to make it my card and cut out the flowers for 3 D affect. I changed the color also.  I like it how it turns out.
Then I added the sentiment and it was crocked so I had to punch out the sentiment to cover the mistake.  I don't have craft color ink or Bashful Blue so I used Basic Black second generation.  For those who are new to stamping, Basic Black second generation stamping means I inked with Basic Black ink then stamped once on scrap paper.  Then I stamped the second time for my sentiment.  With the sentiment at the top,  the card looked out of balance.  I am not happy with the finished card.
 Therefore, I had to make another one.  Again, I changed the accessories a little.  I added the polka dot embossing folder and took out the three gems at the bottom and added ribbon instead. I decided to add the sentiment at the bottom.  I really like this one.
 Card stocks: Whisper White, Craft, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue

Ink: Orchard Opulence, Tangerine Tango (retired), Summer Sun, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black

 I am so glad you stopped by today.  Have a wonderful day!



Patty O'Malley said...

Both cards are beautiful but I do like the second one better.

Whimcees said...

Hello Helen!

Lovely cards! God's Beauty is one of my favorite stamp sets!

Wishing you a great week!

Barbara Diane

Rae said...

Hi Helen,
I like the balance of the second card, but also of the very first one at the top (without the sentiment). I love your designs, and those butterflies are gorgeous. Helen, I need a favor. If you get a chance to go to my moxie fab taintor-tude post (again) and help me out with the last comment? Thanks in advance if you can...