Thursday, 8 March 2018

Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts

Hello, Crafters.

I haven't seen many projects that have used this stamp set, and I have to confess this is my first play with it. 

It was the barrow of flowers that first attracted me to this set, and when I decided to use it for today's card, I just went for it without looking at the other stamps in set! 

This only happened when I started thinking about a sentiment for my card. 

I hadn't noticed the individual small bird with the heart stamp, which matches the bird on the awning of the flower barrow. 

The stamp set also includes a small flower with some leaves, but the one I really like is the decorative stamp which is rather like a climbing interwined flower. 

I'm sure that can be used to create something lovely!  

I decided to make today's card in the stained glass style, so I stamped the flower barrow on a piece of our Vellum CS. 

I used Marker Pens to colour the image as follows:-

Bird - Soft Suede
Heart - Real Red
Awning and barrow - Perfect Plum
Flowers - Crushed Curry
Leaves - Pear Pizzazz
Ground - Crumb Cake

I used Whisper White CS for the top layer, and die cut an oval window using the second to largest straight cut oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.

Using die numbers 7 and 8, I die cut a narrow frame in Perfect Plum CS to frame the window. 

Next I dry embossed the window layer using the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder. 

At the moment you can only get  this folder as a free gift during Sale-a-bration (SAB) for a qualifying order! 

If you miss this opportunity, you will be able to buy one when the new Annual Catalogue is launched on 1st June 2018.

It's very unusual for Stampin' Up! to bring a SAB gift forward into a main catalogue but I'm so pleased they are with this product.

It looks absolutely stunning in real life!

I lined up my image where I thought it looked best through the window, and from the back, drew a pencil line to show where I could cut parts of the Vellum CS off.

Next I adhered the Vellum CS onto my window layer, and then I attached it to another layer of Whisper White CS which was about 1/8" shorter all round than the window layer. 

Then I attached this to a layer of Perfect Plum CS, and then on to a Whisper White CS card base. 

I tied two small bows using our beautiful 1/4" Whisper White Organza Ribbon, and adhered them on either side of the window. 

To finish the front, I adhered one small Basic Pearl in the centre of each flower, one either end of the sentiment, and one medium sized Basic Pearl in the centre of the wheel!

The sentiment is from the You're Inspiring Stamp Set. 

Inside the card, I added a layer of Perfect Plum CS, and a layer of Whisper White CS, onto which I stamped the bird and heart image I mentioned earlier. 

I coloured it the same way I did the bird on the awning on the front of the card.

This type of flower barrow makes me think very much of Paris - does it you?

Today's one of my favourite days of the month, that is, the day I get my customers' happy mail packaged up and in the post! ☺

That's about it from me today. I hope you've enjoyed today's project, and until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. BEAUTIFULLY done, Jan! Just so fresh and lovely. You've put a lot of thought and effort into this card and it shows! Love it! Love your colour choices too ... it's perfect! 😊

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I'm glad you like today's project. I think this is a great image and I thoroughly enjoyed colouring it. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.