I’m continuing with my theme of using stamp sets that are nearing retirement on 1st June 2018. I have to admit that the Lovely Friends set hasn’t seen as much ink as it throughly deserves to, so you may not have seen the last of it!
This card also features 2 of the retiring 2016-2018 In Colors – Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy…
The two step flower stamps in this set are just gorgeous and so easy to use, I didn’t use any kind of stamp positioning tool to make this card.
I punched a 2″ circle from a sticky note, making sure to include the stick edge, to give me a guide to make the circle of flowers. Once I’d stamped all the flowers around my sticky note I added in the leaves from the same set. I removed my sticky note and added the smaller flowers and bunches of leaves to the rest of the Very Vanilla panel.
I used Blushing Bride and Sweet Sugarplum inks for the flowers and Emerald Envy for the leaves.
I used Sweet Sugarplum ink on the sentiments too. These came from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, as I adore the font in that set (thankfully it’s not retiring!). I used my 2″ punch for the Happy Birthday and mounted it on a larger scalloped die cut in Blushing Bride card, cut using Layering Circles framelits.
The stamped panel measured 9.5 x 13.5 cm and was mounted to a panel of Sweet Sugarplum card measuring 10 x 14 cm. This was added to my Very Vanilla card portrait tent fold card base measuring 29 x 10.5 cm, scored and folded at 14.5 cm.
I hope you like this card as much as I do. It’s certainly more feminine than my last few birthday cards!
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