Friends are your companions in life, sometimes superseding family members. They may be the glue that can help hold your life together, or the whisperers in your ear that encourage you to do great things never imagined. They are there to help you celebrate your important life moments and there to catch you if you fall. Friends come in many forms. They are the first childhood friends, your school buddies growing up, sorority sisters in college, volunteers that work beside you and even professional colleagues from the workplace. The friends I am grateful for today are those that share my passion for paper, crafts and ink. wherever you live, I appreciate you and thankful you are in my life to help me keep my palette fresh and colorful. This card is especially for you!
Supplies you will need:
PAPERS: Early Espresso (119685), Brushed Gold (102935), Basic Black (121045) Very Vanilla (101650)
INKS: Crushed Curry (131173), Tangerine Tango (126946), Cajun Craze (126965),Sahara Sand (126976), Black Stazon (101406)
STAMPS: Truly Grateful (131733), Dictionary Background Stamp (130351)
ACCESSORIES: Big SHot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Autumn Accents Bigz Die (127812), Expressions Thinlits (1232171), Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), 5/8″ Crochet Trim (118481), Linen Thread ((110435) Tombo Multi Glue (110755)
1.Begin with an Early Espresso Card base and emboss 2/3 of your card with the Lattice Embossing Folder
2.Glue your ribbon onto the front of your card base being sure to leave equal tails on the right side.
3.Take a piece of Linen Thread and tie the tails together.
4.Glue Basic Black and Brushed Gold Cardstock together and then adhere to the card base.
5.Stamp background stamp on Vanilla square. Using various inks and sponges, take the negative space from a cut leaf created with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die, and fill in the mask, making it the reverse.
6.Take a stamp of choice and stamp a design in the center of the leaf. Stamp with Dictionary background stamp
7.Using the Expression Thinlits Dies, cut out the sentiment, ”Thankful” and adhere to cardbase with Tombo Multi Glue or a Glue Pen.
8.Take a piece of Naturals Cardstock and place on the inside of the card.
9.Stamp a sentiment of choice and add your message to inside of card.