Beauty of Friendship
Happy Friday, my friends! Do you have fun plans for the weekend? I have a card class on Saturday that I’m looking forward to, and I’m hoping to plant some flowers. My dad always had gladiolus flowers in his garden, and they were so lovely. When I was growing up, my job was to weed them and then cut them when they were ready. I also marked the white ones after they were cut so Dad would know which bulbs were gorgeous colors and which were beautiful white so he could mix them up in the rows the next year. I found some bulbs the other day, and they made me think of Dad – so I had to buy them to plant this year.
Today, Jackie, Susan, and I have another challenge; it’s a Thinking of You/Get Well challenge. Since I’ve been thinking of Dad and how proud he was of his lawn, woods, and garden (among other things), this card seemed fitting.
This is one of my favorite techniques, because it’s so random and each card is different. I used the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. This set can be bundled with the coordinating Beautiful Trees Dies for a 10% savings. It will be available May 4, 2021. I inked one of the full tree stamps with Evening Evergreen Classic Ink, then spritzed with a little water in my Stampin’ Spritzer. (Evening Evergreen is one of the new In Colors 2021-2023.) I stamped on Basic White Cardstock several times until the stamp was clean. Then I repeated the process until I had covered the bottom 2/3-ish of the card.
Next, I inked one of the more detailed stamps and stamped without spritzing over and around the original trees. When I was happy with the results, I moved to the sky.
The sky was simple. I used a Blending Brush to add Balmy Blue Classic Ink to the card. I stamped the sentiment from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set in Evening Evergreen Classic Ink. Before I added the stamped layer to the Crumb Cake card base, I wrapped a little Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine (from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack) around the stamped layer.
This card reminds me a lot of the woods behind my parents’ house. It’s so peaceful, and Mom created a sweet little area for reading, relaxing, or enjoying lunch or a snack.
Before you head out for today, please stop by Susan’s and Jackie’s blogs and see what they’ve created for our challenge! And remember – the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set, Baker’s Twin Essentials Pack, and Evening Evergreen Ink will be available May 4.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!