I love to send cards to my friends for no reason other than to let them know I am thinking of them. After all, that is what a card delivered to someone’s actual mail box (the physical one not the cyber one) is all about. Nothing say’s I’m thinking of you like it! A text say’s I’m busy but have a questions, an email say’s a bit more…but still I'm busy. But when you take the time to create a hand-made card it lets the receiver know that you thought about them when you picked the colors, when you picked the images, the words, etc.
That’s why I love the new stamp set “Lovely Friends” from the 2017-18 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. Because I have friends in a wide range of age groups, I created the below cards to reach out to the younger group and another for the more ‘experienced’ ones. I let you decide which is which.
I also stamped the inside.
The first card uses Old Olive card stock for the base, the new In Color, Fresh Fig, and Gold Foil paper for a mat on the Very Vanilla where I stamped the images. The inks used are Fresh Fig, Tangerine Tango, and Old Olive (the lighter background of the large & small flowers are ‘2nd generation’ to create the lighter color). I stamped the floral design first. To avoid the leaf stems from stampin’ onto your flowers, stamp and cut out the images on post-it notes to mat (cover) the images on your project before stampin’ the leaf images then remove the mats before stampin’ the sentiment.
For the sentiment I first *matted over the script words before I inked in Fresh Fig, removed the mats, then stamped onto the card front. After cleaning the stamp; I inked the script words in VersaMark this time *matting the other words after inking but before stamping. I used the Heat Tool and Gold Embossing Powder to give it that extra shine.
*I found using scotch tape for the matting to be easiest to manipulate around the script (see photo).
This 2nd version is almost the same but using different color combinations.
I used Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay, and the New In Color, Lemon Lime Twist. The flower is done the same way as the first card, however, in the center I added one of our awesome new Glitter Enamel Dots. For the sentiment I first inked 1/3rd of the image in Lemon Lime Twist, then I covered the opposite end (again about 1/3rd) and carefully inked the center section in Tangerine Tango, then removed the mat covering the rest of the image in Bermuda Bay. When trying this technique it’s best to start with the lightest color gradually moving to the darkest.
I am pretty sure you will see a lot of the Lovely Friends stamp set (#143763 23 photopolymer stamps). It has some great sentiments that will go with many projects.
You can order these and any other products TODAY via my website www.kariebeglau.stampinup.net As always, you can always contact me via telephone, text, email, or Facebook.
Until Next time . . .
Hugs, Karie B.
Below are the product codes and prices for todays projects.
#143763 - Lovely Friends $27 (includes 23 photopolymer stamps)
Card Stock/paper: $8 each (Card stock=24 sheets)
#144242 – Fresh Fig
#144245 – Lemon Lime Twist
#111349 – Tangerine Tango
#100702 – Old Olive
#132622 – Gold Foil Sheets (2 single sided 12”x12” sheets)
Inks: $6.50 each
#144082 – Fresh Fig
#144086 – Lemon Lime Twist
#126946 – Tangerine Tango
#126953 – Old Olive
#131171 – Bermuda Bay
#144200 Glitter Enamel Dots $7. (160 sparkly, adhesive backed dots in Ombre shades)
#129053 – Heat Tool $30.
#109129 – Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder $5.