Faraway Friends

Over the years, I’ve lived in quite a few places.  I grew up in Buffalo, NY and after that lived in several places in New York and Pennsylvania until 9 years ago, when I left winter behind and moved to Florida.  I’m so happy here!  Unfortunately, moving from place to place means you also leave behind good friends and neighbors.  As a result, I use a lot of “thinking of you” cards for all kinds of occasions (or no occasion!). The card below is one such card- the color scheme puts me in mind of Lily Pulitzer colors.  It was inspired by one of our beautiful designer papers from this year’s annual Sale-A- Bration, but you can use any pretty paper as your jumping off place, and find three solid colors to coordinate.


The colors here are Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, and Flirty Flamingo.  I started with an 8.5 by 5.5 inch piece of green, scored and folded at 4.25 inches, and the blue and pink were 3 and 5/8 inches square and 3.5 inches square, respectively. The front of the green cardbase and the pink square were textured with the Subtle embossing folder using my Big Shot. I love the effect of this folder!


I used and 2.5 by 1.5 inch piece of designer paper for the banner, cut by hand, and a scrap of the same paper for the floral cutout. The flowers and green sprig dies are in the Petals and More Thinlits set, and the vellum leaves and pierced sentiment oval are from the Wonderful Floral Framelit dies. I used Pool Party ink to stamp the sentiment (from a discontinued stamp set), but I think next time I’ll also heat emboss it- always a work in progress! Attach the banner first, mat and attach the squares, and then add the flowers.


I adhered the floral spray with a small amount of glue dabbed (not swiped!) on with a sponge.  The leaves were attached with Tombow glue and the sentiment raised with dimensional foam.


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