Wednesday, September 25, 2019

One Card Wonder Wednesday September 25, 2019 - Simply Elegant Friend Card


It's time for One Card Wonder Wednesday!  I hope you have your crafting hands ready!  This card is something I whipped up today in the midst of making tags, a display board, and organizing items for this weekend's Stampin' Retreat!  My friend holds a Stampin' Retreat twice a year and I help her prepare for it.  It's a great time and I am really looking forward to it.

So in the spirit of crafting all weekend with great friends, I designed a friendship card.  When was the last time you got a card in the mail from a friend?  A just because card, an I'm thinking about you card?

  Do you have one of those friendships that is everlasting.  One that keeps you apart in distance but when you get together it is just like you have never been apart?!  That is genuine friendship.   This is the type of friendship I have with my best girlfriend from forever and a day ago!  When we get together we just laugh until our stomachs hurt.  I made this card with her in mind and she will be getting it in the mail soon. 💕

I decided to keep this card simple.  Simple but elegant.  Sometimes, as you know,  I get caught up in adding fluff and embellishments because I like them.  But I need to remember that simple stamping is where I started and it too can be just as memorable, and beautiful, as the "fluff" cards.  And I think this card proves my point.

Measurements and Instructions
  1. Cut a piece of Shimmery White Card stock 4 1/4in. x 11in., score at 5 1/2in. and fold on score line.
  2. Snip the corners off from the top of the folded card, to give it the appearance of being a giant gift tag.
  3. In Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink stamp a floral arrangement from the Bloom & Grow stamp set on the bottom front of the card.  
  4. While the ink is still wet use an Aqua Painter to smudge the ink of the flower petals and fill them in with a light gold careful not to use to much water.
  5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 for the top front of the card.
  6. In Memento Black ink stamp the sentiment "you are simply WONDERFUL" in the center of the card.
  7. Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock 4in. x 4 3/4in.  Stamp a small floral image from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set on the lower right corner and adhere to inside of card using snail adhesive.  Voila!
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