Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Great friend gift

A good thing about the Stampin_Up_In_Oz group is that you don't have to use current product all the time. Since Louisa likes butterflies, I couldn't help but dust off one of my favourite sets, Great Friend.

I made Louisa a chocolate slider box and co-ordinating card. I think the Urban Garden DSP was my favourite out of last years catalogue. Although I will miss it, there are some beautiful new ones this year.

Below is a close up of my butterfly. I stamped the image on the main peice of cardstock in Apricot Appeal (now retired) and then ink up the stamp again and then went around the edge with a Regal Rose marker pen to give it a bit of oomph! I stamped this on a scrap peice of cardstock, then carefully cut it out. I know it seems a bit fiddly, but it's so worth it! I then adhered my top butterfly slightly skewiff, so that it gave the impression of movement, and put dimensionals under the wings.

I was really pleased with how this turned out. And I was even more pleased when Great Friend made a return to the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue.

Card: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze
Ink: Apricot Appeal (retired), Kiwi Kiss (retired), Not Quite Navy, Regal Rose
DSP: Urban Garden
Ribbon: Baja Breeze 1" double stitched grosgrain
Punch: Scallop Edge, Scallop Oval, Large Oval, Small Oval
Stamp Set: Great Friend

Till next time, happy stamping...


  1. Oooh! Love this one! I am super happy that Great Friend has made a come back! Gorgeous colour combo, Sonia! Hugs Andrea xx
    PS Hey my gorgeous friend ... you are a sly one! I had an email from Madeline! Thanks so much for the recommendation. Guess who is doing a guest spot on the next Inkspirations4U!!! I feel very flattered. xxaxx

  2. This is beautiful Sonia! I was so glad to see this make a return in the new catty too :)

  3. SOOOOOOOOOOO purdy Sonia. I love Great Friend and I think all the effort on the b'flies was well and truly worth it. Fantastic gift and great layout.


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