Friendship Cards

True Friends Are Never Apart…

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Hi there, I hope your week is going well!

Today I wanted to use this wonderful sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps.  I combined the sentiment with a stencil and die cut for a card that came together quickly.

I started with an A2-size piece of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock.  I rarely ever use non-white cardstock but it’s something I’ve been wanting to do more of since I have a ton of colored cardstock and patterned paper in my stash!

I used paper tape to temporarily hold the Alexandra Renke Heart in the Middle stencil in place over the Neenah Desert Storm and then used a foam blending tool to blend Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink through the stencil.  The stencil pattern has an open heart at the center of all the dots so I off-set the stencil so that the heart would be towards the top left.  This left about an inch of card on the right side uncovered, so after I finished the initial inking, I slid the stencil over to the right a bid to add more dots along the right edge of the card.

While the ink was drying, I used a heart from the Hero Arts Nesting Hearts die set to die cut a heart out of Neenah Solar White Classic Crest cardstock.  I used Post-it tape to temporarily hold the die cut where I would eventually permanently adhere it, over the open heart in the stencil pattern.  I placed the entire panel in a Misti stamping tool, positioned the sentiment stamp, from the Honey Bee Stamps Friendship stamp set, and inked and stamped with Wow! Embossing Pad.  I removed the die cut heart and poured white Hero Arts embossing powder over it (only part of the T was stamped onto the heart).  Then I inked the stamp again and re-stamped it on the background panel to make sure I got a good impression.  I poured embossing powder over the panel and then hit both the panel and the die cut with a heat gun.

I used the same foam blending tool and Distress Oxide ink to ink up the heart, and then gently wiped away any ink that was sitting on top of the heat embossing.  I backed the heart with foam tape, adhered it to the card front, and then adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base to finish.

Thanks for coming by!

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