Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Beautiful Friendship for Team Swaps

Hello there stamping friends! Today I want to share with you the cards I created for my monthly team card swap. This month, we had a fun Tic-Tac-Toe Theme Challenge where we were to create our projects from picking from 3 of 9 different elements to include on them. The elements I selected to create my card were: Floral - Ribbon/Twine - Punches. I always love our team swaps. It’s so awesome to see what everyone comes up with and is a fun way to get some new and creative ideas. 
Let’s talk about this stamp set! It’s called Beautiful Friendship and if you haven’t purchased it yet, it’s awesome! I find that it is a pretty easy stamp set to use because the images are a little more abstract. So, it doesn’t have to be lined up perfectly to look great. The stamped images also look amazing in so many different color combos. Now, it’s no secret that Bright and Happy colors are my absolute favorite, so I pulled out this fresh and fun color combo for my card. 

 Today’s Colors: 

The Poppy Parade with the black floral centers kind of turned these bold blooms into…well, poppies, don’t you think? My grandmother had poppies in her garden and I remember how vibrant they were when they were in bloom. Next on my card, I just layered the stamped images to create the little “scene”. I love that the card had so much color and pattern and the stamps do all of the work! 
One of the things I really enjoy about the Timeless Label Punch is that you can actually adjust the size of the punch to not only fit your sentiment, but to also add layers. As shown in the photo above, you would take one of the punched images and then feed it through the punch again on one side to adjust the size. Punch off the end and voilà, now you have more versatility with your punch! 
The top punch is the original size and the bottom punch is the “slimmed-down” size that I used to stamp and emboss my sentiment on. I layered it on a full sized punched image to get a little pop of color behind the sentiment. I used white cardstock in the photos above to make it a little easier to see in the photos. 
Everything is better with a little sparkle! I used the new Shimmer White Embossing Powder for the sentiment. It’s not easy to see in the photos but it really has a LOT of sparkle. It’s soooo pretty! I also added some sparkly detail to the centers of the flowers and the sides of the Mango Melody punched image using the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
Finally, here is a peek inside the card, with some of the additional stamped images. It’s ready for a handwritten note to a dear friend.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie

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