Don't you just love playing with a new stamp set for the first time? I certainly do, and it was definitely the case on this card, my first with the Kindness Matters stamp set. I received this set as part of my final gift from my Secret Sister, and so happy she sent it to me, it's such a cute little set with pretty butterflies, swirls and sentiments I think it will be getting a real work out.
I was inspired to use it in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week. I enjoy the simple lines of the Freshly Made Sketches, not too many layers and there is a lot of room to be creative. I chose much softer colours than I would normally put together, I think the delicate nature of the butterflies steered me in that direction.
I used a Baja Breeze base for my card and layered the First Edition Specialty DSP which I gave a spot of colour to using my Stampin' Pastels. I find Pastels give a softer finish than sponging and that was just what I was looking for with this card. If you look closely the typed passage is all about butterflies, so it went really well with this card. I stamped the three butterflies onto Very Vanilla and then ran it through the Big Shot with the rectangle Designer Frames embossing folder and trimmed off the excess. I usually would only use an image that fits within the frame, but lately I have seen so many where the image is larger than the frame I thought I would give it a go! I used Pastels again on this piece on the edge of the frame and in the centre to match it up with the Baja Breeze and So Saffron that I used on the DSP. I also used some sponging right on the edges of the frame, and used my Stampin' Write Marker to highlight the inner crease of the frame.
I finished the card off using the Lace Ribbon Border Punch layered with Crochet Trim, and then a single piece from the same punch as the embellishment with one of the flower shaped buttons from the Subtles Buttons.