A Hello Friend Card

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Posted on 14th August 2018 by Karen Telfer
Filed under Card Making Ideas, Design Team

Hi all,

A kind friend gave me a new die and so I used it here and was really pleased with the results.

Materials used:

Dies used;

  • Hello Friend Sentiments from Spellbinders - Inspire
  • ‘Gorgeous Gardenia Outline’ Flower die from Memory Box
  • ‘Gorgeous Gardenia Background’ Flower die from Memory Box
  • Stars Embossing folder
  • Distress inks in the following two colours; peeled paint and abandoned coral
  • Martha Stewart border punch and white paper for the insert
  • Crystal glitter
  • Stick and spray glue (in a can)
  • Glue and 3D mounting pads

Firstly, I embossed a piece of white card with a star embossing folder. Unfortunately, I have had this particular embossing folder for such a long time and I don’t remember the name of it. Sorry about that but this card will lend itself to any feminine type embossing folder.

I then die cut the flower outline and the background shape out of the white card. I coloured the base of the die cut with distress inks and a finger dauber; green for the leaves and pink for the petals.

I glued the outline flower die to the base and then sprayed it with stick and spray glue. This made the glitter stick to it really well.

I have an old shoe box which I use when I spray or splatter. This saves splattering or spraying everything else on my workdesk 😊

I layered up the embossed white card onto the silver card and the lilac base. I used glue which gives me a few seconds to ensure that it is lined up correctly. I like to leave about 3mm on each edge for each mount as I think is a good sized border.

I glued the lilac die cut sentiment and then used 3D mounting pads for the flower.

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For the insert I used a piece of white paper which I folded in half and used a Martha Stewart border punch to add a more feminine trim along the edge. To glue it in place I use only a strip of adhesive tape along the card fold as this allows the insert to flap loosely inside the card.

A pretty card for a lovely friend.

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