Sunday, 14 February 2016

Beautiful Friend

Hi there

Today I'm popping by to share a card I recently made for my very best friend for her special birthday.  I love her dearly so I thought Valentine's Day was a great day to post this - Awwwwww haha :)

I started by creating a blend of Distress Inks from the centre of the card base and then spritzed some water into my hand before flicking some drops onto it to remove the colour.  I then stamped and die cut a selection of flowers and leaves by WPlus9.  I stamped and embossed 'friend' in silver before die-cutting with its co-ordinating die.  The rest of the sentiment was simply stamped onto a strip of white cardstock in black.  All the elements were then arranged and adhered, some on 3D foam to add dimension.  A few glazed gemstones were added to finish.

Materials used:

  • Stamps and Dies: WPlus9 - Fresh Cut Florals; Clearly Besotted - Sugar & Spice
  • Ink: Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Spun Sugar; Versa Color, Versafine and VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Silver
  • Gemstones from stash

Challenge entries:

Sweet Stampin' - Clean and Simple
Stamping Sensations - February Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - February Challenge - Anything Goes with a stamp and die(s)
Time Out - Challenge #49 - 'Love is the flower you've got to let grow' (I chose the word flower as my inspiration)
Addicted to CAS - Challenge #81 - Bloom

That's all from me today, Happy Valentine's Day everyone xx


  1. This is just lovely, I'm sure your friend was delighted


  2. I am sure your friend is going to love it. Such a cute card with gorgeous colours and layout x

  3. You really do make the most beautiful cards Anita! LOVE this one too! I hope you are having a lovely weekend and Valentine! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  4. Fabulous card, Neet! What a wonderful design, simply elegant and beautiful! Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations and good luck!

  5. I love this Anita, love the soft background, touch of silver and the way you have clustered the flowers. Great to see you at TO

  6. Oh Neets, this is so very pretty!
    Dawn xx

  7. This is so beautiful. It's pretty and feminine. Bet your friend was thrilled with it.
    Sharon xx

  8. Fabulous CAS card, really lovely colours and great flowers and dies.
    Thank you for joining in the Penny Black & More challenge this month.

    Kath GDT.

  9. I'll bet your friend just loved this card, it's sooo sweet!

  10. Very pretty! Thank you for joining us at ATCAS!

  11. A beautifully elegant card Anita and super stamping and inking, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

    B x

  12. Really beautiful blending on your background and your flowers are gorgeous, Anita! I'll bet your friend loved this card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

  13. Just beautiful - and CAS.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  14. Gorgeous CAS card Neets, thank you for playing with Sweet Stampin'. Hope you can join our next challenge too :)

    Love and hugs

  15. What a beautiful card for your bestie Anita!

  16. This is really sweet! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.


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