Friday 24 May 2013

Kindness Matters with borders

After another hectic week, I've finally had time to make a card for two of my favourite challenges. There's another glorious colour palette at the ColourQ and the theme at One Layer Wednesday, hosted by Heather this week, is Borders. Come and see what I've been up to:

This card was great fun to make but a demon to photograph! I began by using my stamp-a-majig to position a row of these beautiful butterflies from Stampin' Up's Kindness Matters set (it's one stamp with a row of three butterflies to make life easier.) These were coloured using markers, then covered with versamark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I masked off the bottom half of the butterflies and sponged Midnight Muse ink gently over the top of the card base - it's best to polish the butterflies with a tissue to wipe excess ink off. The Chamomile wheel added a little texture and I added the Mustard lines with a ruler and marker and some linen thread for added dimension.

I love the three useful sentiments in the Made for You set and this one made my day by fitting neatly into the recess between the larger butterflies!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Kindness Matters, Made For You, Chamomile Wheel
Ink: Basic Grey, Midnight Muse
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
Other: Markers, versamark inkpad, clear embossing powder, heat tool, linen thread, stamp-a-majig

You can order from my online shop any time, day or night, but if you have any queries, I'm always happy to help. You can contact me by email or phone on 01280 820593.

• Get more for your money this month: Place an order for £250 and choose £65 worth of products free! Or join SU and get £155 worth of products for just £99! Offers end 30th May 2013

You may have noticed that my blog has had a smart (hopefully) new makeover - do let me know what you think! My new online shop made a little blog maintenance necessary and I suddenly realised that everything was looking a little tired and dated - a bit like me! Tired that is, not dated (well not unless I play my cards right with hubby later LOL!)

My children will finish school for half term today so there'll be hats thrown in the air and dancing in the streets of Buckingham later on. Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Beautiful border -such gorgeous butterflies Vicky,so pretty :)
    I noticed the change of header-i shall miss little Birdy but i like the fresh new look very much.
    Have a lovely day,Nessa xx

  2. Gorgeous card Vicky, and ~I love the new look blog!

  3. Love the card and the new look blog!

  4. Vicky I love the new style of your blog...pretty card with all the your colours


  5. VERY smart new blog header and very smart card too!

    Have a lovely weekend xxx

  6. I love your new blog look, Vicky, and the card is truly beautiful. x

  7. Lovely card Vicky, the butterflies have a fab 3D effect. Your blog's looking very professional and contemporary after the makeover.

  8. Fabulous butterfly card, Vicky, I love how you used the colors and especially your design! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ this week.

  9. Gorgeous Vicky! And I love the new look to your blog.

    I almost broke my neck in the rush to order online from SU last night - greedy little pig that I am!

    Hugs, Di xx

  10. Vicky your card is fab, and your blog is super cool!!!

    I'm doing lots of baby sitting of my niece and nephew this week so I hope the weather is better than what we've been having of late. I hope you enjoy your family time

    Bev x

  11. Vicky, this is lovely, so original; I don't know where you keep getting your ideas from, but rest assured I will keep coming back to "borrow" them.... I thought the butterflies were cut out, they look so 3-dimensional, I love your idea of embossing them. xx

  12. Super card, Vicky. I love your pretty butterflies, such lovely colours, too x

  13. This is so lovely, Vicky and such a great idea to put the border on the top of the card; I don't think anyone else did that. I love the co-ordinating blues with the little highlights of orange on the butterflies.

  14. The card is lovely! Beautiful butterflies showcased with your signature style! And I do like the new blog look. Very fresh!

  15. Your OLC's are nothing short of an illusion!! The butterflies are looking like they are ready to scatter and the colours are beautiful.. love the proportions you used :0)
    Enjoy having the kiddos at home !!
    jenny x

  16. Gorgeous card, I love all of that white space! Great use of the colors. Thanks for playing with us at ColourQ!

  17. Gorgeous card and LOVE the makeover of your blog, VERY professional.


I'd love to know what you think. Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x

(In line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) you comment in the knowledge that your name & comment are visible to all who visit this blog and consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose.)