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MACM – You’re a Great Friend

Hi all!

For today’s Make a Card Monday, I wanted to use Hero Arts’ 4 Flowers Cling stamp set and stamp the flowers creating a pattern. In order to break up the pattern and create interest, I used bands of card stock in different colors (1-1/4″ x 3-3/4″). In this case I used 4 colors from Stampin’ Up!: Baja Breez, Kiwi Kiss, Sahara Sand, and Close to Cocoa. So that I wouldn’t have to break out four different ink colors, I create a subtle texture by only using VersaMark ink. I tend to only use VersaMark for embossing, but it’s such a versatile ink! :)

The sentiment on the card comes from another Hero Arts stamp set, Thank You For Being My Friend. Like I say in the video, I’ve been turning to this stamp set over and over again recently. It has awesome sentiments and it covers nearly every kind of card I make.

Anyhow, enjoy! :)

Supplies

Solid Card Stock: Kiwi Kiss, Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, and Close to Cocoa (Stampin’ Up!); white (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Countryside patterned paper (Studio Calico)
Flower Stamps: 4 Flowers Cling stamp set (Hero Arts)
Sentiment Stamp: Thank You For Being My Friend (Hero Arts)
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Embossing Powder: Zing White (American Crafts)
Punches: Butterfly punch (Fiskars); 1-3/4″ Circle (Stampin’ Up!)
Brown Pen: Close to Cocoa marker (Stampin’ Up!)

Watch video below | Watch at YouTube

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