Jan 13, 2021


Hey everyone, Anne from Anne-Made here with a new project for the DRU Inspiration team.  I created this cute card for a friend of mine who doesn't care for typical Valentine's cards.  That's why I made it about friendship. 😀

I used the following products for today's project.

Poppystamps: Pinpoint Hearts
My Favorite Things: Skinny Strips (many of these would work)
Crafters' Companion: For A Special Friend stamp and die set (many of these will work)
La-La Land Crafts: Love Notes stamp set (any stamped image or die cut will work)

I started out by stamping my image with Memento ink and then coloring it with Copic markers.  Since I used a stamp positioner to stamp the image, I left the stamp in place while I colored it. Once it was colored, I placed the stamped image back in the positioner and stamped it again with VersaMark embossing ink. Then I heat embossed it with Clear embossing powder.  This extra step gives the image much more definition and a bit of shine. I fussy cut out each animal and saved the other two for upcoming projects.

Next up I used my paper trimmer to cut some patterned papers to the correct sizes for matting on an A2 sized card. On the smaller of the two mats, I die cut the Pinpoint Hearts.  Once this was die cut, I thought the pinpoints didn't stand out as much as I wanted, so I added a darker ink to the die cut area.  I didn't like that either, so I added the same ink randomly to the rest of the mat. Then I die cut another piece of the same patterned paper and fussy cut around the edges. 

I die cut my word Friend from the same patterned paper as the backing mat and stamped the other part of the sentiment onto white cardstock. I die cut this out using a small label die. You could also hand cut it.

Now I was ready for the assembly of my card. I adhered the backing mat to my white card stock base. Next came the patterned paper that I added lots of ink to and then the fussy cut out heart directly on top.  I completed the card by adding the panda and my sentiments.

Here is one final look at today's project:

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