Hello crafters.   Today’s card share is a simple design with a big message.  How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it.   Sometimes all we need is a smile or some kind words to make our day.  We should all try to give someone a Beautiful Day.   Random acts of kindness make people feel good and it is just so gratifying to know that you have made someone feel good.

Handstamped greeting card by Sally Hessenius, grapefruit grove card with black mat featuring a watercolor wash background with large black embossed flower and sentiment how beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it

Beautiful Day


Terrific Technique

Do you like the background for this card?  I created this card, Beautiful Day, for the Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew Design team challenge.   Not too long ago I was asked to participate in the Creative Crew Design Team.   Each month we are presented with a theme and specific challenges.  Our theme was kindness and I chose this smooshing watercolor technique for the background.  You can check out the instructional video HERE.   In the video, Brusho is used.    I chose to try some of the new colors from Stampin’ Up! so I used inks instead.  This was a fun and easy technique and I will certainly play with this method again soon.

You are welcome to check out the Creative Crew Design Team gallery HERE.   Splitcoaststampers.com is an amazing site for the beginner stamper to the well seasoned stamper.   Many talented card makers display their beautiful work here as well as tips and techniques.    Drop by and leave us some comments!




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Love, hugs & inky fingers,

Sally Hessenius Signature