Sunday, April 29, 2012

Kindness Matters

The Less is More Challenge this week is a sketch with lots of white space.


 Here's the sketch...

or

Yeah, I know it's not square.  Square cards take extra postage or extra work on the envelope, so I went with what I'm comfortable using.  The sketch is there, just elongated.  Hope the challenge police don't come after me.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Kindness Matters, Because I Care
Ink:  Jet Black StazOn, Pool Party, Island Indigo
Paper:  Naturals White, Basic Black
Other:  Blender Pen, Simply Scored


I did 3 more too.  Want to see?


I've got to confess that I whacked the butterfly stamp.  I have the clear set and I used a blade to cut the butterflies apart.  I can still fit them together on a block, or space them further apart, or even line them up vertically. This time I used the largest butterfly and didn't have to worry about the other little guys smudging.  I think I'll get a lot more mileage out of this stamp this way.  And the best thing is that this set will be with us for another year.  Yippee!

 And kindness does matter.

Thank you so much for your visits and kind words.

Enjoy!


19 comments:

Chrissie said...

We'll forgive our American cousins for using rectangular cards.... I realise that square cards are more expensive to post in the US.
These are just great Bonnie!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Victoria said...

Beautifully coloured butterflies!

jimlynn said...

All are great. Like the idea of cutting the image apart to separate the butterflies too.
Lynn

Cynthia said...

Challenge police! You crack me up!! ;-) I love these cards. The butterflies are beautiful, as are the colors you used. Really sweet!

Aileen said...

Gorgeous set of cards. The butterfly is lovely in its frame. x

Kim S said...

So beautifully simple! The use of Naturals paper adds so much interest. Great idea to cut the butterflies apart - they are each so pretty!

Bev J. said...

Neat sketch and neat cards; especially like the one with the embossed border. Pretty!

Chantal said...

your cards are beautiful! I love butterflies!

Dotty Jo said...

Simply gorgeous work Bonnie, Jo x

Benzi said...

Very pretty cards, Bonnie. Good idea with the butterfly stamp..cutting them apart. You've been busy and got a lot of cards made...always great to have them when needed.

Emily Keaton said...

That little turquoise butterfly is just gorgeous. I think your take on the sketch is perfect!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very elegant!

Susan said...

A perfect CAS card, Bonnie! It's the kind of card I love!

Doris said...

How delicate and delightful!

Elaine said...

Great cards - love the butterfly stamp. Simple and classic.

Karen said...

What a beautiful set of cards Bonnie - hadn't realised it costs more to send square cards in the US - we'd be bankrupt over here in the UK!!! lol

Faith A said...

Wonderful cards, lovely combination of colours

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your use of the butterfly Bonnie and what a great idea to split them up. And I agree about kindness mattering!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I say, go ahead and cut apart stamps if it suits you better! I've done that a couple of times. If it gets you more mileage, more power to ya.

I see some pretty butterfly cards that might look nice in your bathroom! ;)