Story of Elegance

Happy Friday!

I hope that you’ve had a great week and managed to stay healthy, safe and warm.   I also hope that you were able to see all the fantastic cards featuring Sale-a-Bration items at the InKing Royalty Blog Hop on Wednesday.

For my card today, I decided to stick with the Sale-a-Bration theme.  I just really love the big and bold Hello Friend stamp, so I decided to go with a classic design and color combo for today’s card.

When time is of the essence, or new and  creative ideas just aren’t  coming, this is my go to.

Friendhip card and coordinating envelope made with Stampin' Up! products

Friendly Hello Friendship Card

Even though this is a fall back card, I still like to make little tweaks to it to make it special.  For this card, I fussy cut the flowers and brushed them with wink of Stella and used a Sakura gel pen to dot the flower center for those extra touches. And I heat embossed the bold sentiment to make it pop.

Close up of a friendship card made with Stampin' Up! products

A Closer Look

Elegance Made Easy Here’s how to recreate this card.

To start, cut a  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ piece of Basic Black card stock and adhere to a card base made with Thick Basic White card stock.

Next, Stamp three sets of the flower images on Basic White card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and fussy cut them.  Brush each flower set with Wink of Stella and dot the centers with a black marker or gel pen.

Cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Blushing Bride card stock and heat emboss the sentiment in Black on the lower right corner of the panel.

Add two or three strands of coordinating ribbon to the left side of the panel.  I used Blushing Bride Frayed Edge, Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon, and Black Cord Ribbon (ret.)  Adhere foam adhesive sheet to the back of the panel and adhere to the Basic Black panel on the card.

Arrange the three floral pieces on the card and secure with tape or glue.  Add a ribbon on the side at the base of the floral pieces.

Finish by adding Basic Rhinestone Jewels.  Friendhip card and coordinating envelope made with Stampin' Up! products

Stamp the Envelope and color flower centers in Blushing Bride


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Here are the products I used for today’s card.  Shop with me anytime to pick up quality paper crafting  products and get your craft on!

Thank you  again for stopping by.  Have a warm, safe and fun weekend.  I’ll be back on Tuesday with another card to share.  I hope you stop by to check it out.

Until then,

Live Graciously!