Hello Friend

So after participating in The Daily Marker 30 Day of coloring back in February (yes many moons ago) I figured it was about time to put some of the wonderful colored images onto some cards! One of my favorite stamp sets (and I *ahem* seem to have many lol) is from Mama Elephant called girlfriends. Let’s get started!

Of course the first thing I did was stamp the images onto Neenah cardstock, colored them, then fussy cut one image for the card. Next I did all my die cutting. I used a rectangle stitched die with polka dot paper to create a panel for the A2 sized card base. Next I used a Polaroid die and cut it twice with white heavyweight cardstock making sure to cut the heart shape portion of the die with pink patterned paper. I die cut the word hello three times with black cardstock and glued the layers together for dimension. I also masked and only stamped the word “friend” from a “hello friend” sentiment onto the pink patterned heart.

The super fun part of this card was creating a scene for the “Polaroid picture”. To start I used a cloud stencil with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink to create a sky onto the inner square of the Polaroid die cut piece. Next to create a park landscape, I used the tree dies from the Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Card die set and a wavy die from My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges to create hills. I varied the colors of green to create interest and depth.

Once I knew the placement of the dies I glued them into place. I took the fussy cut girlfriends image and backed it with double sided foam tape (two layers) to make them pop off of the card. I glued the pink patterned heart into place and the word hello on the left side of it. The felt I needed a bit of something on the top portion of the card so I decided to cut a strip of yellow polka dot paper, cut the ends at a diagonal, and adhere it on the top center of the Polaroid die cut to resemble a piece of washi tape holding the photo in place.

There you have it! I just love the way way the card turned out – and since I have two more of the same images prepared I just might create different style cards with them as well…stay tuned for that lol. Hope you like this card as much as I do! Until next time wishing you a super crafty day 😊

Supplies Used:

  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80 lb, Recollections Cardstock White 110 lb, Recollections Cardstock Black 65 lb, Echo Park Paper (Summer Days)
  • Stamps: Mama Elephant (Girlfriends), CZ Design (Simple Sentiments No. 1)
  • Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Oxide Ink (Mermaid Lagoon)
  • Copic Markers
  • Dies: Gina Marie Stitched Rectangle, Lawn Fawn Lawn Shadow Box (trees), My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Dies, Bo Bunny Ess Essentials Die Selfie
  • Adhesives: Scotch Create Tacky Glue, Front Porch Treasures Foam Mounting Tape

5 thoughts on “Hello Friend

  1. Such an adorable colorful card dear Trisha!!! Its always so fun to have precolored images ready for your projects! Your coloring of these cuties is really amazing and your background beautiful! Another amazing creation my friend 👏👏👏


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