Golden Friends

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Were any of you Girls Scouts?  I was thinking about the song that goes "Make new friends but keep the old.  One is silver and the other's gold."  And so I translated that into a gold card for a good friend.  Stampin' Up! has lots and lots of gold and silver accessories right now, so this card came together in a jiff.  But this card presented a different sort of challenge – it was super hard to get a good photo of it!  It looks much better "in person"!

  • Just Very Vanilla cardstock used here!  The flowers from So Very Grateful look really elegant when stamped in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed using Gold Embossing Powder.  I rounded the corners using my Envelope Punch Board – best darned corner rounder ever!
  • Gold Baker's Twine is wrapped around three times and tied in a pretty bow.  Love this stuff!
  • There's a Gold Vellum overlay on about 2/3rds of the card, then a strip of Gold Foil Sheet.  To successful attach the Gold Vellum to the Very Vanilla cardstock, I used a Glue Dot in each of the four corners.  It shows ever so slightly but is nice and neat.
  • "My Friend" comes from the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set and is also heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder, punched out with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch.
  • I added a gold flower using the Boho Flower Punch and Gold Foil Sheet then slipped in a Jumbo Pearl for the center.

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Do you have a special "golden friend"?  Why not try out an all-gold card.  it would be great for a golden anniversary, too.

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Heaven Knows

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Here's a quick and easy card that gets its "wow" factor from a simple sponging techinque.  I created a mask by using a piece of typing paper run through the Big Shot with the largest of the Deco Labels Collection Framelits.  It's pictured below after I've used it.


I simply laid the mask over top of my Whisper White cardstock and used a Soft Sky stamp pad and a Sponge to sponge color inside the mask.  Keeping the mask in place, I stamped the flower from Fabulous Florets stamp set in StazOn Ink within the frame.  When I removed the mask, I had this pretty main image created.

I loved the sentiment from Blessings from Heaven stamp set to coordinate with this card.  It could be used for so many different purposes – friendship, encouragement, birthday or just thinking about someone. 

And be prepared to see LOTS of lined envelopes in my posts!  I'm totally hooked on the Envelope Liners Framelits.  It's so quick to coordinate your card and envelope for that added polish!  The various Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks found on pg. 152 of the Annual Catalog are the perfect purchase.  Here I used the Subtles Collection to coordinate the Soft Sky paper in the envelope with the ink used on the card.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED: Heaven knows closeup
Item No. 130102 Deco Labels Collection Framelits $24.95
Item No. 128574 Fabulous Florets wood $23.95 OR
Item No. 123027 Fabulous Florets clear $17.95
Item No. 128487 Blessings from Heaven wood $18.95 OR
Item No. 123052 Blessings from Heaven clear $14.95
Item No. 101610 Stamping Sponges (3) $3.50
Item No. 131210 Soft Sky 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (10 yds.) $6.95
Item No. 132172 Envelope Liners Framelits Dies $26.95

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