I find that often stamp sets come with sentiments that stop short of what I really would like to say. So, in order to express myself and say what was intended, for this card I made a marriage !
I do consider myself to have the nicest friends - so why not tell them ?
The card is 5" x 5" inches square, so I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10" x 5" inches and scored at 5 inches on the long side. I then dry embossed a square bevelled edge/border on the front.
I stamped my design on a separate layer of Whisper White cardstock which measures 4 5/8" inches.
The beautiful rose you see and the words "You are the Nicest" are both from the gorgeous new photopolymer set in the 2016 Spring/Summer Catalogue called Picture Perfect. This set is a must for those of you who like the three layer stamping technique. Included in this is a stunning image of a Humming Bird.
The Rose is created using a method call "triple time stamping". Explained simply, it comes in three parts, so you build up the image in layers of colour. The first layer is stamped in the palest shade (in this case Pink Pirouette). The next layer was stamped in Melon Mambo, but because the colour is so strong, I stamped off the image once on a spare sheet of paper and then applied over the pale base layer. The final stamp gives the Rose greater definition, and for this, again, I stamped off once on a spare sheet of paper in Rose Red before applying as the final layer. I love the subtlety of the image.
The beautiful leaves come from the set Summer Silhouettes and these have been stamped in Pear Pizzazz.
Like I say, often sentiments on stamp sets don't quite state all of what I would like to say, so I added the word "Friend" and this can be found in the new photopolymer set called Bloomin' Love. And keeping in line with the already subtle colours I used, the sentiment has been stamped in soft Smokey Slate.
I finished the card with two pretty vellum butterflies, which were punched using my Bitty Butterfly punch, and the edges were sponged in Pear Pizzazz. Two little pearls were added, one to the centre of each butterfly.
I hope you like today's project and thank you for stopping by today.
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