Beautiful Friendship is one of my favorite stamp sets in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. I was so happy when I found out that it was not going to retire with our last catalog. It is just gorgeous and I use it often. It is part of the Stampin Up DisINKtive line of stamps. These stamps create different opacities for depth and make the images look almost 3D. There are a lot of two step stamp sets that can do this but these are different because you just use one stamp. If you look at my card you can see where the Hydrangea has light blue and dark blue petals. This is what these stamps do. I love them!
The colors I used for this card are So Saffron, Seaside Spray, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Old Olive and Highland Heather. To make it I used my Stamparatus. I put a piece of Whisper White cardstock on the SAR and placed a flower stamp where I wanted it to go. Then I closed the top which picked up the stamp, inked it and stamped it. I turned the piece of cardstock 180 and did the same thing again so each image was stamped twice on each side of the cardstock. There was a little overlap with the So Saffron flower but my sentiment strip covered it. I cut out the word Happy with the Word Wishes Dies in Basic Black cardstock. The birthday sentiment was from the stamp set called Here’s A Card. I covered the word happy with some tape, inked the stamp and then pulled the tape off. This way only the word birthday had ink on it. This technique is called masking.