Hello friends! This is Yana and I hope you are having a fabulous week!
One can never have too many friendship cards, so the other weekend I sat down to make a few to have on hand whenever needed. I felt like it’s been a long time since I used any florals in my projects so I settled upon the gorgeous Freehand Florals stamp set.If you are an avid WPlus9 blog reader, you might remember a video Dawn filmed to best showcase this stamp set. In her video she mentions that when using Freehand Florals with companion dies it is best to stamp your base images first, then to do die cutting and stamping the detail layers last to achieve perfect alignment.
Following her advice I die-cut several of each element from this set and later stamped images using a yellow, teal and pink color combo. For my yellows I used: Hayride, Wild Mango, Pumpkin Pie; to stamp teals I used: Sea Breeze, Ocean Drive, Siren Song; for the pinks I went with: Shell Pink, Little Piggy and Sweet Gelato. You can find all of the ink colors and supplies listed and linked at the end of this post.
I also picked one of my favorite background stamps, Dockside Backgrounds, and stamped the interlocking rope image in Fairy Dust color onto Oatmeal cardstock to create a faux garden trellis. I had some leftover Last Leaf green ink on my stamp, so my impression turned out to be somewhat green-gray. An unexpected, but rather pleasant surprise.
To create a sentiment for this project I used a beautiful message from the Strictly Sentiments 4 set and stamped it in black ink. The sentiment reads “You Have Always Been and Will Always Be My Best Friend”. It's one of many wonderful "Mother's Day" sentiments included in this set. But used alone, works perfectly for a best friend card.
Lastly, I added a few clear and light gray enamel dots using Nuvo Drops.
Have fun stamping!
For your convenience, here is a list of featured supplies (or equivalents) used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase. Please note: this list does contain some affiliate links.
|Wplus9 Freehand Florals Clear Stamps Shop at: WP9||Wplus9 Freehand Florals Designer Dies Shop at: WP9||Wplus9 Dockside Backgrounds Stamps Shop at: WP9||Wplus9 Strictly Sentiments 4 Stamps Shop at: WP9||WPlus9 Fairy Dust Dye Ink Shop at: WP9|
|WPlus9 Hayride Dye Ink Shop at: WP9||WPlus9 Wild Mango Dye Ink Pad Shop at: WP9||WPlus9 Pumpkin Spice Dye Ink Shop at: WP9||Wplus9 Shell Pink Dye Ink Shop at: WP9||WPlus9 Little Piggy Dye Ink Shop at: WP9|
|WPlus9 Sweet Gelato Dye Ink Shop at: WP9||Wplus9 Sea Breeze Dye Ink Shop at: WP9||WPlus9 Ocean Drive Dye Ink Shop at: WP9||Wplus9 Siren Song Dye Ink Shop at: WP9||WPlus9 Oatmeal Cardstock Shop at: WP9|
|Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink Pad Shop at: SSS||Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine Shop at: SC | AZ||Misti Stamping Tool Shop at: SSS | SC | AZ||Misti Creative Corners Positioning Pieces Shop at: SSS||Neenah Classic Crest 80 Lb Smooth Desert Storm Shop at: SSS | AZ|
|Best Creation Big Squares 3D Foam Tape Adhesive Shop at: SSS | AZ||Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops Shop at: SSS | SC | AZ||Tonic Oyster Gray Nuvo Crystal Drops Shop at: SSS | SC | AZ|