Beautiful Friendship & Many Messages

Stampin Up Beautiful Friendship Many Messages

Beautiful Friendship is still one of my favorite stamp sets from the 2020 2021 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  The flowers included in it are just so pretty.  Plus they are DisINKtive stamps which means that one stamp is used to give an image dimension or depth.  If you look at the Hydrangeas on my card you can see how some of the flowers are light and some are dark.  This was done by just one stamp.

I used my Stamparatus to help me make this card.  I first place a piece of 3.75″ x 5″ piece of Basic White cardstock in my Stamparatus and then lined up the Hydrangea stamp to be in the upper right corner.  I inked the stamp using Seaside Spray ink and stamped it once.  Then I flipped my card stock 180 degrees, inked up the Hydrangea  again and stamped it so it would be in the lower left corner.  I started to do the same thing with the Highland Heather flowers but decided it looked too uniform and ended up adding extra flowers and the Pear Pizzazz leaves by hand.

The sentiment is from the stamp set called Many Messages.  This is one big stamp and has a matching die called Messages that cuts all the sentiments outs at one time.  I actually have thought about cutting all the sentiment apart to use separately but haven’t done that yet.  It is really hard for me to cut a stamp apart!  The good part of not cutting it apart is now I have a container of lots of sentiment strips ready to use.  The bad part is I now have a container of lots of sentiment strips to use!

I wrapped the card stock with a piece of Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon.  I love this ribbon because it has sparkles in it and is so pretty.  Then I added three Elegant Faceted Gems.

Don’t forget if you love Seaside Spray as much as I do, make sure you order the card stock, ink pad and ink refill before it is gone forever.  It is one of the retiring InColors and once the products are gone, they are gone forever.  As a reminder the other colors retiring this year are Pretty Peacock, Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile and Purple Posy.

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