Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Dear Friend

Rubeena here sharing a few cards using various sets but with the same focal image. Since I have to set aside time to craft each week, I like being able to make multiple cards (to feel more productive?!) ;-) Each one is a little different.

First, I stamped the sitting elephant from WPlus9's very popular Unforgettable onto large white cardstock four times. I used a few warm grays to color the elephants. Using micropore tape, I masked off half of the elephant so I could blend in the bottom part with Distress Ink in Crushed Olive as grass and Tumbled Glass as sky (I removed the tape to cover the colored side once one side was blended. I hope that made sense! I was careful to color around the elephant. I stamped one of the grass stamps from Unforgettable in random spots around each elephant.

Using white and black cardstock, I cut out some polaroid frames. I glued each one around the elephants and then fussy cut behind it. For one of the cards, I decided to stamp Create a Smile's Arrows stamp as a background. It looks great in a bold color or a subtle one! I added the sentiment from MFT's Friends Like Us on the bottom portion of the frame. I added a matching color of twine and added it with foam tape for dimension.

For the second card, I used a really fun embossing folder for the background and then glued down the frame over it. I cut out WPlus9's Hand Lettered Hello die from black cardstock four times and glued all the pieces with glossy accents. I stamped the word 'friend' from WPlus9's Hand Lettered Hello set and added the hello to the left of it.

For the third card, I stamped the mountain silhouette from WPlus9's Encouraging Words set on white cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the same set in VersaMark and heat embossed it using white embossing powder.

For the last card, I stamped the sentiment from Encouraging Words in VersaMark and heat embossed it, too. I added some layers - the polka dot pattern paper is from Lawn Fawn's Let's Polka paper pad and die-cut using MFT's Die-namics Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Stax. The white piece was die-cut with the scalloped die from WPlus9's Sunshine Layers. I added a heart wood veneer that was colored using Distress Marker in Peacock Feather.

Here's a look at all of them:

Hope you enjoyed these cards! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hello greetings and good wishes.

    I am amazed at the specialized skill and creativity involved in making these lovely cards.

    The end result is fabulous.

    Best wishes

  2. These cards are fantastic ! I love the design of each one !

  3. awwwww...love this adorable set of cards!

  4. That ellie is adorable!! Think the first one is my fave :)