Throwback Thursday … Nothing better than a friend

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m sharing a fun card that I made back in the fall of 2013!

The card highlights the Calypso Coral “grid paper” found in the paper packet, and for some reason … maybe it was the color, but I chose to team it up with the “Pleasant Poppies” stamp set.  This is not a hard card to make, but has an awesome technique: Dazzling Diamond Dust.


I began coloring my poppies with markers and a blender pen.  I scribbled the ink from the marker onto the plastic case of the stamp set, then pulled the color up with my blender pen… it gives you a softer look and you have much more control.

To do the “Dazzling Diamond Dust Technique” – Cover the entire cardstock of your stamped image with VersaMark™, then cover with “Iridescent Ice Embossing Power” and use heat gun to emboss the entire piece.  So simple … so pretty.123052L

For my greeting, I used the “nothing but heaven itself in better than a friend” from the “Blessings from Heaven” stamp set.  Then topped it off with the Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon and 3 rhinestones.



Some stamp sets, layouts and techniques are timeless!  Hmmm … must be why so many of us have a hard time parting with our retired sets!! You never know, we may want to use them again!! And we do!

Have a wonderful Thursday!  Stop back tomorrow … I’ll be sharing the layout of this card with all new stamps and accessories.

Thanks for stopping by.

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