#400 – Hello Dear Friend

Hello! A Third card!! 😀

Hello Dear Friend

Mostly Paper Smooches products used in this card – except one…

I used almost all the stamps from Calico stamp set, using Memento Dandilion, Tangelo and Cottage Ivy inks to stamp them on a card panel. I then added some details – a bit of shading, dots – using Faber Castell Polychromos color pencils. Once done, I die cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and another panel, from vellum, a bit smaller than the card panel. I adhered these pieces together and then foam mounted them on the card base.

Hello Dear Friend

For the sentiment, I used Hello (die cut) from foam and a piece of card stock and used Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens to color it in a grey gradient. I then stamped the ‘dear friend’ using Alphadot stamp set and Hero Arts Soft Granite and trimmed the strip to size. Finally I adhered the pieces on the card.

Though the card is actually relatively simple, I spent time stamping the flowers quite a few times, since I am not used to repeat stamping – or arranging the pieces in a ‘looks good’ kinda way! 😛 Well, I am glad it came out pretty well after all! 🙂

Submitting this to the following challenges –

Color Throwdown #375

Paper Smooches January Challenge: 4 colors

Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch #42

Addicted to Stamps#176: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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22 thoughts on “#400 – Hello Dear Friend

  1. Beautiful stamped background and I love how you added the vellum panel! Love your sentiment, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

  2. Such a beautiful card! I love how the vellum layer softens the colors but still allows them to show through! Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Throwdown this week!

  3. I kept looking at your die cut Ashwini, it looks just like a real die cut, great job at coloring it. love all the background stamping you dis, and adding vellum really softens it up.

  4. This is sooo cute with all the stamped images in the background and the vellum overlay…love the divided sentiment, too!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

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