Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Friendship theme card 1 for Sketchy Saturday and SOS and CKC blogs

Bloom Where You Are Planted expression is the creative driving force for this 1st friendship card

It will be given to my BFF when we meet in about 3 days! YEA! We live about 3+ hours of driving apart. The distance has been farther over the years since childhood. Being in the same state for the last 15 years has been better for both of us. So I'm really looking forward to seeing her!

Isn't this just the cutest spring floral mixed media special card that you've seen? Pearl gems, washi tapes, a rose wood veneer shape, and stamping with soft to mid-tone muted hues.

Look at the depth of layers and textures! My Mind's Eye is the producer for the green and peach washi tapes, corner tabs, and pocket card (was part of a full cut-a-part sheet). Black and white grid washi tape is by Dear Lizzy/American Crafts; and bff letter stickers are also American Craft product. Stamp set is from Paper Sweeties website and the metallic ink stamp pad set from Hampton Art. The base card color is "Marshmallow" by Colorbok.

Link-up participation elements for submissions to the following:

CKCB: March 6th was mini kit challenge; March 12th was Challenge #1 for frames

For the March 2019 challenge, instead of photographing 1 large kit, I took time to divide items into 6 mini kits. This photo shows March mini kit #1 from which most of the supplies for this card came from.
Would you consider the tape/sticker corner pieces to be a frame for the pocket card?

SOS #391: small teal blue letters "bff " were added to the bottom right of the pocket card; inside which I didn't photograph is simply stamped "With love" in gold metallic ink

SK SAT #43: use the sketch design shown; for the sentiment, you can consider the "Bloom Where You Are Planted" or "bff"

Tip the sketch design to its left and then cut off the bottom or right side white space and you should see my interpretation for the shaded areas shown on #43 Sketchy Saturday.

The base paper was stamped with gold metallic ink (leaves and stems), silver metallic ink (quote: Bloom Where You Are Planted), and white metallic ink (large circular rose-like flowers).

If you pay close attention to subtle differences, this above pic shows the white circular flower shapes and you can see some silver but may not be able to read the words. I didn't want exactness. I wanted abstract.

                             A lovely card for my lovely best friend forever!

Crafting in the wacky weather of north central IL, Becca S


  1. So pretty and I'm glad that you are using my sketches!

  2. Amazing how you are able to work in so many challenges into one pretty card!

    1. Lisa: thanks for reading this post! I appreciate viewers and readers that offer feedback.

  3. This is a fun card with lots of fun elements! Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

    1. Chana: thanks for checking up on my link-up to SOS! Friendship was an easy theme to incorporate. I appreciate the support!

  4. Love how you combined all of this fun and beautiful elements on your card, awesome way to combine all of these challenges.
    Thank you for playing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH.

    1. Maria: thanks for your feedback! This was easy to do and timing was great since I get to meet my bff for lunch tomorrow! I like to share my card-making with her!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Susanne! My best friend loved opening the envelope and seeing this. She just oohed and aahed over it.


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