A picture paints a thousand words, but sometimes words can paint a thousand pictures. That is the case with the sentiment from Echoes of Kindness, a level two Hostess Set. This set is one which I find myself using quite often. The three floral stamps are perfect for water-coloring, but with today’s card, I decided to let the beautiful words of Mother Teresa speak for themselves.
- Stampin’ Write Markers were used to ink the sentiment stamp onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Night of Navy highlighted the italicized words, while Bordering Blue was used on the rest of the stamp. Tip: You can get perfect placement of any stamp by using the Stamp-a-ma-jig.
- The stamped sentiment was matted onto Not Quite Navy card stock using SNAIL Adhesive. The edges were trimmed to 1/8th of an inch.
- Very Vanilla was selected for the outer mat. It was trimmed to 1/8th inch on three sides, while the right side was trimmed at 3/4ths of an inch in order to provide visual interest, as well as a place to position three brads from the Baja Blue Corduroy Buttons set. A corner rounder was used on two of the corners to soften the angularity.
- Blue Floral Urban Garden Designer Series Paper, adhered to a card base of Very Vanilla, provided the backdrop.
- Two 3/8ths strips of Not Quite Navy cardstock were positioned above and below the floral paper.
- Two 1/8th strips of Very Vanilla were positioned on top of the Not Quite Navy to lend a more polished appearance.
- Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon was adhered in place in the center of the floral paper, and finally the matted sentiment was placed.
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Stamp Set: Echoes of Kindness (Hostess Level 2—113230)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla (101650), Not Quite Navy (101722)
Designer Series Paper: Urban Garden (112042)
Stampin’ Write Markers: Rich Regals (105540)
Punches: Corner Rounder (109047)
Embellishments: Baja Breeze Corduroy Buttons (Occasions Mini 114344), Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon (109055)