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Friendship Card – and a Top Tip

When I saw the Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts set from Stampin’ Up! I fell in love.  It reminds me of a Parisian scene with a flower cart and ornate bench, plus the greetings are beautiful too.  One of my recent makes was using the Stitched Shape Framelit Square dies to make a rectangle and I thought the shape would be perfect for this beautiful flower cart and it would make a lovely card for all occasions, but in this case, a friendship card.

How to make the Friendship Card Rectangle…

The rectangle is made with a square Stitched Shape die.  Firstly, put it through the big Shot but only cut three sides.  To do this you can either pull the top cutting mat down so that it only covers the bottom and sides of the square, or put the ‘sandwich’ together as normal but stop rolling when you get to the top of the square.  Your image should look like this…

Then you place the square further down to form a rectangle, the further down you place the square, the longer the rectangle will be.  Then put through the Big Shot again and don’t cut the top edge of the square as pictured…

Finished Friendship Card

To finish the card, I stamped in Smoky Slate and then coloured in with the Watercolour Pencils.  I cut a mat of Smoky Slate and put it through the Big Shot with the Garden Trellis embossing folder. The blank is Smoky Slate too.  The greeting was Berry Burst and I just popped it up with some dimensionals and cut the ends into banner points.  I also added a Fresh Fig narrow banner to make the greeting pop, and a bakers twine bow.

A simple little card to show off a beautiful stamp set.

I hope you have fun making yours and let me know how you get on making your rectangles. I’ll be back later in the week with this month’s Artisan Design Team Blog Hop and some more competitions. See you then!

Happy Stampin’,

Rhoda xx

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