Aug 03 2011

Touch of Kindness

It actually felt good to sit and stamp just for myself this morning for an hour.  I've been consumed with finishing up the wedding projects.  But, we are in the final countdown now!  I'll be showing the wedding stuff off next week (I hope!) on my blog!


I followed Technostamper's Lunchtime Sketch Challenge today.  This one had a lot of layers, and I used LOTS of rhinestone bling!  It sparkles!


I'm sad to see that this fun set, Stampin' Up!'s Touch of Kindness, from the Summer Mini didn't make it into the big catalog!  I love that the cat looks so much like my cat, Bleach.  Well, at least when I color the image like her!  lol! 



I started with a base of Pear Pizzazz and layered on Basic Gray that I ran thru the Big Shot with the new Houndstooth Impressions Folder!  I took my colors from the fun patterns in Nursery Nest and used two of the designer paper panels for the front of my card.  Don't forget…stock up on that Designer Paper this month!  It is Buy 3, get one FREE!  Who can resist that?  See more info HERE!  I ran a piece of Marina Mist cardstock thru the Big Shot with the Tasteful Trim XL Die and added it at the bottom…in between each scallop I placed a Rhinestone Jewel!


I stamped the cat from Touch of Kindness stamp set with Black Stazon on Whisper White and watercolored with Basic Gray and Crumb Cake, just like my Bleach.  I colored her collar Marina Mist and added a Rhinestone Jewel to the tag to make it a little more feminine!  The butterfly is Daffodil Delight.  I added the greeting, Hello, to the sun image in that same set and added it to the corner after I trimmed it out.  I added some clouds in the background with Marina Mist ink and added the ground with Pear Pizzazz.  Finally, I added a trio of large Rhinestone Jewels along the side panel.


Hmmm, now who should I send this to?  They must be a cat lover, of course!  Will need to think about that!


I have a few openings for all of my NEW Ribbon Shares!  Check them out HERE!


5 People have left comments on this post

Aug 3, 2011 - 11:08:36
Tammy Fite said:

I love this card!  I really like the tasteful trim with the rhinestones!!

Aug 3, 2011 - 07:08:25

How cute, Connie!!  I like the rhinestones, too!  I am really on the fence about this stamp set.  It's so darling!  Love your color combo!

Aug 3, 2011 - 08:08:57
Rose Kerry said:

Adorable card, love the layout and the many fun details, excellent work.

Aug 3, 2011 - 08:08:56

Hey I am a cat lover (have 2 and soon getting another!)  You can send it to me!  LOL
It really is a very cute card.  Love the bling!

Aug 7, 2011 - 10:08:46

So cute!  Love your touches of blue and gray on the focal image.  The bling on the trim is perfect too.  Great card.  Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!