Tuesday, 2 August 2016


This week's CAS challenge over at Splitcoaststampers is "Friendship".  I have some great sentiment stamps for this so ended up making two cards.  The first one uses the sentiment as its focal image.

The background behind the sentiment was made by using a technique with ink-saturated paper towel (saved from clean-up for other projects and dried). Loll Thompson showed me the technique and she has instructions here:


The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed, and allowed to take centre stage inside an embossing folder border. I love what the sentiment says about having a friend, and I love the great font it has.

The second card has an image and another friendship sentiment, this time a quote by Charles Dickens.

I stamped my image inside a section of an embossed piece of cs.  I like the old-fashioned look of it so coloured it lightly with coloured pencils as if it were faded.  It's popped it up on fun foam. The sentiment is cut out with a label die cut.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies for card one:
Stamps - Wordsworth
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, blue and purple Distress inks
Paper - white and mixed media cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Cuttlebug embossing folder, clear embossing powder, fun foam, paper towel

Supplies for card two:
Stamps - Viva Las Vegas and Printworks
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - white cs
Size - A2
Accessories - coloured pencils, Quickutz embossing folder, fun foam, label die


  1. Love the wonderful quote and beautiful background, Susan! And I can imagine you as a young girl with your pup having a party! Sweet!

  2. Awesome friendship quote ... love it on that colourful background. Those are SO your colours! :) And the second card is so sweet with the little girl and pup having tea party ... could be you and Tessa! :)

  3. Your friendship cards are so creative Susan. I love your background stamp on your 1st card and quote and sweet image on the 2nd card. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy


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