Let's take one last look at the retiring Beautiful Friendship stamp set by Stampin' Up! with 4 Card Ideas starting with a simple one layer card traveling through to a gorgeous Fancy Fold card.
How to Make This Card
Cut a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Thick Whisper White (item #140272) Card Base. Score at 4-1/4".
Stamp hydrangea using Balmy Blue ink (#147105). Stamp rose cluster using Melon Mambo ink (#147051). Stamp smaller roses using Mango Melody ink (#147093). Then stamp leaves using Pear Pizzazz ink (147104). Lastly, stamp "I usually just send a text.." using Tuxedo Black ink (132708). Bonus: If you would like to add just a little something extra, splatter a dash of Balmy Blue ink across your card front.
Beautiful Friendship card #2 is another simple stamps, ink and paper card. I love the artistic quality of these stamps.
I used a variety of ink colors to create my floral arrangements including a previously retired colors including Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick, Gorgeous Grape, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, and Highland Heather.
Card #3 has a Tutorial!
What do you think of the Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Soft Sea Foam and Shaded Spruce color combination? Yummy?
I honestly don't know if it is possible to make a "bad card" with the Beautiful Friendship stamp set. This is a stamp set that you buy simply for the joy of stamping because you cannot possibly go wrong. For this card, I started with a blank canvas of Whisper White Card Stock.
For even more stamping fun I increased the size of my card to 5-1/2" x 12". I scored at 4" and 8", then I sliced a triangle from the front two panels for a layered Z-Fold look.
My biggest tip when stamping randomly with lots of stamps is to work from the biggest stamps to the smallest stamps until you are happy with the results. Today's ink colors are Flirty Flamingo, Soft Seafoam, Poppy Parade, Highland Heather, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzaz, and Garden Green. The Garden Green was a marker to color the stems.
The Beautiful Friendship stamp set is only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST or until May 3, 2021.
Have a fabulous day,