Thankful for kindness card

Yesterday  I made Gerard's thank you card, today I made one for the kindness shown to Steve and I.
Again I wanted it to be special.

Using the same  K & Company Stack I picked this sheet of paper:

and this set of Stamps From Graciellie Designs Elegant Greetings
for image and sentiment:

and a butterfly from the Butterflies Set

I used my card base to locate the area of image I wanted on my card face, traced and cut

I printed two images on Neenah Solar white #80 from Paper Temptress and my sentiment

eyeballed where I wanted to put my colored image on the card

I picked out my colors, I wanted to keep this coordinated with the already printed hydrangea on the card face.  one thing I love about alcohol marker coloring, it is very forgiving and very blendable.

First layer of color:

Second layer of color:

Third layer of color:

4th layer of color:

Next I fussy cut some of the blossoms from the second printed image and shaped them a little bit:

I always color the back side of my dimensional pieces:

Here is the finished card:
I added a little bit of stickless glitter, Unfortunately you can't see it in this picture

 I am finding the more alcohol pen coloring I do the more I like it, for this card I didn't use pencil shading for subtly - these flowers are so bold, I didn't feel I needed it.   I felt like I accomplished my objective in making the beautiful paper work with the colored image and not against it. Lovely images and sentiments Make elegant card making so much easier!  If you like this design, remember to use my reader's promo code "Ginny10" for a 10% discount at Graciellie Designs. I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge!
 Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M


Unknown said…
So beautiful Ginny!
ldiggs said…
This is fantastic!
Lin said…
Beautiful image - love the texture and your coloring! This is indeed a card for someone special - thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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