You’ll Always Be My Friend Card ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather we’re having. With windows open and sun shining in, I created a simple but elegant card using the “A Little Lace” bundle. Today’s card is Monochromatic … I’m using the the beautiful “gem tone” Pretty Peacock color.

Since I keep it simple on Sundays I pulled out my tin of Laser-cut cards. You will find these on page 91 of the annual catalog, and on the retirement list 😦  NOW… 20% Off!!  Although these are in the Bird Ballad suite … I’ve been using them with many different styles of stamp sets. What a perfect gift … purchase the tin, make up the 12 cards (envelopes included) and tuck them back into the beautiful tin, add a bow and give to someone that you want to show your love and gratitude!

I begin with my Laser-cut card base and add a 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ of Pretty Peacock cardstock and attach it to the back of the laser cut design. I use the Tombo Liquid Glue so that is can be easily moved into position and there’s not adhesive hanging off the open edges.

On a 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamp my floral image in Pretty Peacock.  I use a Sponge Dauber to swirl some extra ink on the center of the flowers. Then I used the Wink of Stella to add some shimmer to the card.  Because Wink of Stella is a “wet” medium, it will re-moisten your ink and pull it into the rest of the flower, so I always start from the center of the flower and move the brush towards the tip of the petal … this gives a soft color to the tips. The Pretty Peacock mat is 2-7/8″ x 3-5/8″ and is attached to the back of your greeting.

On a scrap piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the greeting with Pretty Peacock and punched it out with the 1-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (also retiring) and punched a Pretty Peacock mat with the 1-1/2″ Circle punch … not retiring!!! The greeting is attached to the floral piece and then they are both popped up using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I then embellished the front of the card using the Clear Faceted Gems and Rhinestones!

If you liked today’s, here is a list of ingredients I used …

Thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to visit with me. I have another card from the A Little Lace to share with you tomorrow too.

Stay safe and healthy and have a wonderful day ~

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