It is Friday and it is Unity- Friends with Flair. Unity has had some fantastic sales of late and I have taken advantage of a few of them. This stamp set Quiet Essence was part of my most recent purchase. I just loved this set for that lovely diamond background, the gorgeous flowers and the sentiments. Today I made two CAS cards with two of the flowers in this set and two different sentiments. I stamped the flowers with tuxedo black, Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. I added some gold glitter highlights to each using Sakura stardust pens. I decided to fussy cut out the images and pop dot them off the background (stamped in bamboo shoots, Memento).
I love this sentiment "the quieter you become the more you can hear". Sometimes we just need to stop and be still, not get so worked up and convincing ourselves that we can't do something, but get quiet and hear, you will hear, if you allow yourself to. Sometimes we need to get quiet so we can observe what is going on around us, the feelings of others, we don't need to fill all the space with noise. Take time and become quiet and see what you can "hear".
For this card, I colored the diamonds on the edge of the background with the gold glitter pen. Up close it gives a very nice shine. I love the saying "a smile is the beginning of peace" , think about the last time you say someone with a genuine smile, the one on their face and in their eyes, how did it make you feel? It melts away everything else, didn't it? I am so happy you stopped by today. Please leave me a comment, I love to hear from you. Have a great weekend and smile.