My second party of the week was for another friend. She had asked not 'to do' Christmas. As this friend is quite new to Stampin'Up! I chose a set that was versatile and also had a good range of sentiments. Having the sentiment for what I needed was one of the problems I found when I first started.
Blooming with kindness is one of my favourite sets alongside Wetlands. I love the aqua painter, (or water brush as I call it!) I just wish I had had a bucket load of these when I was teaching in primary it would have meant a lot fewer crumbles from the school caretaker as he mopped the carpet in my room yet again, as a jar of water went crashing!
Back to Blooming with Kindness. We worked in one colour, Perfect plum. Once stamped we pulled the colour with the aqua painter to give it a watercolour wash effect. Then mounted on perfect plum card. Everyone enjoyed punching the butterflies from DSP and matching card then putting together with a bit of bling. The ribbon added is the new in colour Blackberry Bliss which I think goes with almost everything. Everyone used the birthday greeting
Here is the finished card.
I had a couple of bits of left over ribbon so made a second card on the same theme.