ID: MC Apr/16 - ECD Friends - Be With Those- When I Made This - HB card
size: 5"w x 7"h

Created: April 3, 2016

I was a little stumped as to what I wanted to make for the Quietfire Creations blog post I'm scheduled for this week...  and then I decided to make something simpler than my norm...

HINT: If you are having difficulty positioning your die cut word and keeping the vertical parts of the letters from splaying, cut your word die from clear plastic to use the negative as a positioner. Position the clear plastic where you want your word to sit, tape down so it doesn't move, apply glue to your positive die cut and then press it into the clear plastic piece, carefully remove the clear plastic and continue pressing to adhere the word.

I'm using an "A Way With Words" dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs ("Friends"), designed by Suzanne Cannon (also available HERE). Also using a several other products from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Stitched Rectangles", "Bunch of Flowers", "Lady Bugs" and one of Bianca Petroschi stamps "Robin".

I'm also using a new quote stamp & birthday sentiment stamp as well as a combination of parts to create my own quote... from Quietfire Design  

("Be With Those..."); ("Happy Birthday Plain And Simple" 7 pce set); ("When I Saw This...") & ("If I had a Star..." new version is slightly smaller)


I had this dirty paper towel from cleaning my craft sheet of various watercolors and Color Burst stuff sitting on my table, and I really liked the colors, so separated the 2 layers and adhered one of them on some thin white cardstock with a glue stick. Then die cut several of the "Friends" words as well as the little flowers.

Side folded my white card (5"w x 7"h). 

Cut a piece of pale pink pearlescent scrapbook paper and ran through my machine using the Spellbinders tan mat to emboss the stitching detail of the die without cutting it. Note: placed the die on the back of my scrapbook paper so I would get a textured stitch detail on the front. Inked the quote stamp using Versafine "Vintage Sepia" and then hitting here and there with "Black Soot", stamped and clear embossed. Trimmed it down, making sure my rectangle was centered and adhered to card front.

Adhered my "Friends" words. 

Tooled the flowers then adhered 2 layers together and then on to card front. Added a textured light pink jewel to the flower centers. 

Die cut the lady bug pieces, colored the black part with a Zig Writer and the yellow part with Winsor and Newton Permanent Marker. Inked the yellow with Versamark and clear embossed. Adhered to front.

On the inside: On a piece of white cardstock, stamped the elements for the quote using a stamp positioner.

First, inked the stamp, masking the word "saw" using the black soot, clear embossed. Inked the word "made" with the black, stamped it on some tracing paper to get my position, reinked the "made" word and stamped onto my quote, clear embossed. Die cut with the stitched rectangles and sponged with a dirty pink sponge.

Die cut the next size up of rectangle from the pearlescent paper and adhered the 2 layers together then on to the card.

Created an eCut file of the Robin stamp (which I didn't color as a robin...), cut from white cardstock, stamped with the black and colored with Prisma colored pencils. Adhered to card.

Cut the "Happy Birthday", positioned on my acrylic block, inked with the black, stamped and clear embossed.

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