Stampin' Up! Quick and Easy Friends Forever Card featuring Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog. I created a super quick and easy card and tutorial for you featuring the Stampin' Up! Create with Friends Stamp Set and Stampin' Up! Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder -- I hope you like it! I'll say this: the pictures do not do the embossing folder justice...it is so detailed and beautiful...so much so that I made this card so the embossed layer gives it a wow-factor.


I've missed my friends so much throughout the pandemic so I've sent many just because and frienship-themed cards. I made a few more to get out into the mail right away.


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Card Tutorial

Ingredients

  • Stamp Set: Create with Friends Stamp Set

  • Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark WaterMark Stamp Pad (embossing ink)

  • Cardstock: Basic White, Basic Black

  • Embossing Folder: Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder

  • Ribbon & Trim: Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack (the black & white twine)

  • Embellishments: Matte Black Dots

  • Embossing Powder: Basics Embossing Powder (white)

  • Adhesives: Stampin' Seal (or Multipurpose Liquid Glue), Black Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Tear & Tape (or Stampin' Seal+)

Tools

  • Basic Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder, acrylic stamping blocks

  • Stampin' Up! Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

  • Optional: Take Your Pick (the putty end makes picking up and adhering gems super easy!)

Technique(s)

  • Fussy Cutting

  • Dry Embossing with Embossing Folders

Cardstock Measurements (Imperial)

  • Card Base: Thick Basic White measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"

  • Layer #1: Basic Black measuring 5 1/4" x 4"

  • Layer #2: Basic White measuring 5" x 3 3/4"

  • Stamping & Cutting: Small pieces/scraps of Basic White and Basic Black


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Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score all paper as described above

  2. Stamp the word "Forever" in VersaMark WaterMark Stamp Pad (embossing ink) on a piece of Basic Black cardstock, cover with white embossing powder, heat set with a heat tool, and trim sentiment on an angle

  3. Stamp the word "Friends" in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Basic White cardstock then fussy cut

  4. Run Layer #2 Basic White through the die cutting machine with the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder

  5. Adhere Layer #2 to Layer #1 Basic Black

  6. Place Tear & Tape on the back of the the two layers and wrap the white & black twine, from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack, around the layers three (3) times; tie in a knot on the front of the layers

  7. Adhere the layers to the front of the card base

  8. Adhere "Friends" with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (white or black)

  9. Adhere "Forever" with Stampin' Seal or liquid glue to the front of the card base

  10. Adorn the front of the card with Matte Black Dots


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