Beauty of Friendship card Featuring Designer Series Paper. The more I look at this paper, the more I love it. It will be perfect for projects in the Autumn months, but is also great for projects you want to make now. I have made a card that would be great for any friend, guy or gal. It is also perfect for so many occasions with the ‘Thinking of You’ sentiment.
The colours in the paper are wonderfully rich earth tones and it was these that helped me to choose the colours for my mats. Who would think that Merry Merlot and Cinnamon Cider would work so well together? I tried out the order of the colours against one of my favourite patterns of paper, and decided that Merry Merlot next to the paper was the best choice. Do you agree?
Now, here’s a little tip for you to get the most out of your card, you can die cut the tree trunk and background piece from the middle of our mats. No one will be able to tell, and I will keep your secret if you keep mine! The foreground leaves are from another of the patterns of paper. The Merry Merlot background and Cinnamon Cider trunk and branches are simply stuck straight onto the mat layers, but the foreground leaves are popped up with Dimensionals.
I wanted to add a little ‘something special to the card, but because I wanted it to be suitable for any of my friends, I didn’t want anything too ‘bling’. The Gold and Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper is perfect for small accents. I chose the Rose Gold to blend with the pink tones of the card. A couple of birds (which are on one die, for speed!) and a mat for the sentiment frame are all that I needed.
Look at the detail you get on the wing of the birds, just perfect! All in all, I hope you agree that this is a great card for anyone. Obviously you can change the sentiment as required, but ‘Thinking of You’ covers so many occasions. And it is worth remembering that the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper is discounted until 2nd August, so if you need to stock up on papers for Autumnal projects, now is the perfect time to do so. I have added details of all the discounted papers further down this post.
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For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14.2 x 9.8cm)
Third Mat – 5-3/8 x 3-5/8″ (14 x 9.6cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 5-1/8 x 3-7/8″
Third Mat – 5 x 3-3/4″
Nail Varnish Colours
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