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Tuesday, July 05, 2022

True Beauty, Friendship Card, 2022-2023 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Okay, open your 2022-2023 Stampin' Up! catalog to page 66.  There it is right in the middle of the page, this card.  I thought I'd give it a try. I was looking for something else when I noticed this card.  I don't think I've made any cards that came directly from the catalog, not that I recall anyway. I only changed the card base color.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. 

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Daffodil Delight and taped it to the front of the card. 

Then I die cut the lattice piece from the "True Beauty" bundle. I used Basic White card stock and double-sided sticky sheet to make it into a sticker. The last time I used this die I ended up using glue and it was such a mess. This time I put a piece of card stock on top of the cutting plate to make the piece a little bit thicker. It cut all the way through this time and I was able to remove it easily. I do recommend removing all the inside diamond shape pieces first before removing the piece. They could stick to the back and you'd be picking off much more pieces than you want! I affixed this lattice piece to a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Basic White card stock. I made sure it was on the piece as straight as I could get it. I did use one side for a guide because I'd be trimming away the sides anyway. Then I trimmed the piece to measure 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" and I taped it to the front of the card on top of the Daffodil Delight piece.

I stamped the pieces using Daffodil Delight ink, Granny Apple Green ink, and Flirty Flamingo ink. I stamped and die cut the Daffodil Delight piece. Then I stamped the Granny Apple Green leaves with the stem but I did stamp off once because I needed a lighter color.  Then I die cut them. And when I say them, I made two of everything except the white ones with the round balls on the end, I cut three of those. And for the flower, I used Flirty Flamingo ink, I stamped off once and then I took my blending brush and picked up some Cherry cobbler ink. I tapped it on the center of the flower and around the edges to give it a little bit of color and then I die cut them.

The words are from the same "True Beauty" set and were stamped on a piece of scrap Old Olive using Versa Mark. I used white embossing powder and heat set the words. I die cut them using the ribbon die from the "Stylish Shapes" dies. I didn't have the same die as in the catalog but this one worked just fine.

I taped the ends of the white pieces on first, then I added the Daffodil Delight pieces. Next I added the leaves with the stems. I did have to cut about 1" off the ends of the stems.

I took some gold cord and wrapped it in a circle three times. I used a cut piece of scotch tape to hold the ends together.  I set it on the center of the card. Dimensionals were added to the word piece on both ends and in the center. I set the word piece in place and it held the gold cord circles down. I pulled up a circle in the upper part because that's what it looked like they did in the catalog but I didn't do it on the bottom because I thought I'd end up bending the petal on the flower and I didn't want that bend to show. But later it dawned on me that the circle wasn't taped or glued down so I was able to slide one of the circles up and over the flower with no bending on the petal. 

I took a few of the "Polished Dots" that I had leftover. I do not know what was used on the card in the catalog but I had these dots so I used them. 

This was a fun card and a fun find!  I guess I need to take a closer look at the card samples in the catalog, there's some wonderful gems in there!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's friendship card,


Cami said...

Very pretty card, Wanda. I also love that lattice die and have it on my "to buy" list. Your instructions are very detailed and helpful so thank you for taking the time to write the instructions! Happy Crafting!

KardsbyKadie said...

Your card is STUNNING.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Absolutely beautiful! The cluster of flowers are stunning! You always give such great detail of how you make your cards.