Saturday, October 25, 2014

Beautiful Friendship

One of my latest favorite card fold is Double Zig Zag. They are fabulous with three panels but this time I only made two panels to fold.

I used two coordinating pattern papers to decorate the card base. Edges of the green paper are inked with Peeled Paint and yellow paper is inked with Scattered Straw Distress inks.

I love new Beautiful Friendship stamp set. These flowers are gorgeous and sentiments are so lovely. All the stamping is done with Tuxedo Black ink and all images are colored with Pro- and FlexMarkers. Flower cluster is stamped two times. On first I colored the leaves and on second I colored the flowers. Flowers are fussy cut and popped up with foam tape.

Instead of using third pattern paper to decorate the card base, I made my own glitter paper by using
Glittered Lacy Backgrounds technique. Daisy and Luau Green glitters are fantastic together.

I used strips of Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh to embellish my card. Gold Diamond mesh is used in front and Green inside of the card. In two first panels I covered revealed tape with Luau Green glitter.

Butterflies are cut with dies from Cheery Lynn Design Mini Dimensional Butterflies set. Solid butterflies are cut out of white CS and colored with marker. Top parts of the butterflies are cut from Sticker Paper. I colored back side with light blue marker. The color goes through the paper and adds some tone. Sticky side is covered with Waterfall glitter.

Punched border inside and Floral Ovals are cut out of Sticker Paper. They are covered with Goldenrod glitter. I also used leftover strip of the Glittered Lacy Background to add more sparkle to the inside of the card.

I added a tiny frame around the oval layers with Sakura Glue Pen and Luau Green glitter. You can never have too much sparkle.

Glittered punched border strip didn't show up from pattern paper very well. So I inked pattern paper with Scattered Straw ink, now you can see it much better.

You can see full instructions of my card in SNS Gallery here. Template is under next photo.

The measurements on the template will work if you use Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch. You may need to re-calculate if you use different punch. Easiest way is to cut your cardstock longer in height, you can trim it shorter later.

Stamp Credits: Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set #665
Glitters: Daisy (GM2019), Luau Green (GM2004), Goldenrod (GM2006), Waterfall (G1071);
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky), Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw);
Adhesives: Super Adhesive Sheets (SAS02), Sticker Paper (99558), Sakura Glue Pen, Mon Ami Gabby Bling Tape, Foam Tape;
Dies: Spellbinders (Floral Ovals, Classic Ovals (optional)); Cheery Lynn Design (Mini Dimensional Butterflies);
Coloring Medium:  Promarkers, Flexmarkers;
Embellishments: Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh (Gold, Green)
Cardstock: White; 2 different Pattern Papers (DoveCraft – Garden Party);
Other: Lace fabric; Martha Stewart Border Punch (Doily Lace)

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,


  1. This is just glorious Eret, such rich colours and nice fold as well which really sets off the image and sentiment which is lovely.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

  2. Wow Eret, this is totally amazing.

  3. Wow, I LOVE this, Eret, it's so pretty! The colours are gorgeous and I really like the 2 fold design. Thanks for sharing the template.

    Lynne x

  4. Another stunning project Eret! Love the two fold design. The lace background technique looks awesome with the color of glitters you chose. Very elegant indeed!

  5. How incredible, Eret! Beautiful down to the tiniest detail. Those little blue butterflies are the perfect contrast to your pretty greens and golden rod color. Thank you for the tutorial! hugs, de

  6. WOW - so much bling that I needed sunglasses :) Simply gorgeous.. love all the techniques you used to create this stunning card.


Thank you so much for your comment. It is always so nice to read them. Hugs and smiles. Eret

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