Goodbye Kindness Matters

I almost said “goodbye to kindness” – but that doesn’t sound right!  These are some cards I did using Kindness Matters and En Francais.  The butterflies under the sentiment on this one are done in bleach. 

On this scaled down version, the butterflies are done using the Illuminate pad. 

All the antennas are fishing wire dipped in glue and then Dazzling Details.  Sad to see it go! 

Supplies
Stamp Sets – Kindness Matters, En Francais , Netting
Card stock – Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, First Edition DSP, Pink Pirouette
Ink – bleach/illuminate, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette
Etc – Beautiful Butterflies die, pleated ribbon, Itty Bitty shape punches, circle punch, pearls, fishing line. 

So Kindness does matter – even if it’s retiring!  Hugs, Fran

Updated: May 17, 2013 — 1:55 pm

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  1. Hello Fran: I love and, luckily have, this stamp set and I love it. It’s really simple but beautiful and this cards you made with it are truly gorgeous. I’ve heard and seen cards using bleach but I’ve never attempted this technique, it looks very pretty indeed so, I’m going to give this a try. It’s sad to see some of the most beautiful SU stamps being discontinued and I truly can’t understand why they do this. I’m lucky to have several of this long gone sets, including “Blooming Beautiful”, “Nature Walk”, “Scene in a Garden” “Spring Song” and a bunch more and I feel sad for the new stampers that wont have the chance to enjoy this gorgeous sets anymore. I said to one of my stamping friends that SU should not totally retire this sets but instead, should have a separate section or a web store where this most popular stamps can go so the newcomers still be able to see them and buy them. Anyway, I’m happy to have this sets and many more that are no longer available. Thank you for this beautiful tribute to a beautiful stamp set.

  2. You have quite a stash of some of my favorites.  If you try the bleach technique, make sure to wet a paper towel with bleach in a plastic container.  It needs to be just damp – not soaking.  Bleach doesn’t keep so use sparingly.  Have fun – and make sure you’re not in an enclosed space!  Hugs, Fran 

  3. Thank you Fran, for the bleach tip, like I said, I will give it a try but I do have a question about it…..Does the smell of bleach stay in the card stock after stamping it with the bleach? and, will the bleach harm the rubber stamp itself? I imagine you must rinse it real well after using it, right? Thank you for your help.
    Maria.

  4. The bleach will harm the rubber if you leave it sitting on the stamp – so clean it right away.  As for the smell- it doesn’t stay in the card stock.  You do need to let it dry completely before you stamp on top of it or color it.  The bleach will remove the color if you do it too soon.  Hugs, Fran

  5. Loving each version of your card…yes, we are going to be sad to see many of our favorite sets, punches, dies and colors go…. Thank you for sharing these wonderful cards!

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