Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sweet Friends...

Hey Ya'll,
Well, I have a Sweet Friends card to share with you today.  You ever have those times when you just look at one item (in this case paper) and say... I really want to make something special with that... and then it becomes the entire focus of the project?  Well, that is what I did here.  I hope I did it justice.  Hee! Hee!  I started with a beautiful paper by Anna Griffin.  This came with the Autumn paper set on HSN.
 I used an olive green card stock for the base, then did a mat using black, then brown and then the beautiful paper.  I had these stamps from Anna Griffin with the flourish type design and the words Sweet & Friends.  I used the Sophisticated cartridge and cut out the three shapes.  I then stamped the flourish design in a turquoise color.  I stamped friends and sweet in a deep green color and then I inked the edges of everything with a rust color.
 I added a flower to the bottom, a piece of trim from our cheap trim score across the center.  I used foam adhesive to pop all of the shapes.  On the flourish shape, I used glossy accents to highlight a bit and then used the I-Rock with some gems to finish off the center label.  I really love how the colors all came together to compliment that beautiful paper!
I kept the inside very simple... again to highlight the paper... and just added a white sentiment mat that was also inked with the rust color.  Overall, I was really pleased with the way the card turned out and I think there was just enough turquoise to bring out that color in the paper.  I would love to hear what you think of it!  Thanks so much for visiting today!


  1. Beautiful card! Love the color combo.

  2. That is beautiful paper. and, yes, you definitely did it justice. Gorgeous!

  3. You made a beautiful card. Also, like the stamp, Anna Griffin products are so elegant.

  4. Beautiful-beautiful card!!! Oh, if only I could think of something as beautiful to pull out and use my Anna Griffin; well...., until I can, it stays hoarded!!! LOL!!!

  5. See... My first problem with the paper idea is... I WOULDN'T WANT TO USE THE PAPER! LOL Noooo matter how special my friend is! tehehehe... OK I gotta a problem... :o) That paper is soooo pretty and your card is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE how it came together with those colors....

  6. Oh my gosh - what FABULOUS paper - brilliant with all the fun shapes you've put together! love it!

  7. Wonderful and of course you did that beautiful paper justice. Love it