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Sharing Handmade Kindness

Hello! I am a big fan of Jennifer McGuire. Her techniques and videos are always so inspiring, and she just seems like a fantastic person. If you haven't watched her videos before, you can check out her YouTube Channel HERE. She is always sending her friends cards, something I really do't do enough. And, she frequently mentions how important it is to simply share handmade kindness. With everyone. I love this idea, and she is encouraging people to participate in this "movement" to share handmade kindness. I am going to participate, and the card I am sharing today is the first example.

I am so in love with the Vintage Flowers set from Altenew, I knew I had to use them on some of the cards I make to share with friends. I used 4 colors of ink from Imagine to create the layered flowers. All were VersaColor. I used Smoke Blue, Heliotrope, Violet and Grape. The leaves were done with Memento ink in New Sprout, Pear Tart, and Bamboo Leaves. It was pretty simple to choose my colors because I made a nifty color chart for myself when I first got the stamps. You can check out my YouTube video about it HERE.

The lovely Sun and Rain sentiment I used is from Stampendous, and I heat embossed it with Amethyst embossing powder.  I also used several Fitted Frames to create the layers on my card.

I added a bit of sparkle with some opalescent sequins, that were adhered with On Point Glue. My card base started off as white, but I decided to ink it with Smoke Blue VersaColor, which is the same color as the first layer in the flowers. The plaid paper I used tied all of the colors together nicely. Thank you so much for checking out my card. Have an inspiring day!

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