Friday, November 2, 2012

Coffee with Girlfriends

Hello Ai friends, and Happy Friday! Today I have a fun card that I created using the fabulous Ai Girlfriend Blend stamp set SKU# 4132. I absolutely LOVE this set! It makes me smile. These gals look like they are having a great time!
The card base is made with kraft cardstock, 6" wide x 5-1/2" tall. I layered the kraft with some Cherry Cobbler cardstock, and rounded the corners with a decorative corner rounder. I chose to use two matching designer papers from  a 6"x6" paper pad from Carta Bella (such pretty papers!) on the front. I used a strip of Cherry Cobbler pleated ribbon, and sewed all the layers together onto the kraft base with my sewing machine. For my girlfriend image, I stamped the image with black Memento ink onto Neenah white cardstock. For coloring the image, I used some brand new Spectrum alcohol markers (I am just loving these, they are a lot like Copic markers, just more affordable). I distressed the edges with Vintage distress ink. I used a pretty Stampin Up! die to cut the image out, and I die cut an additional piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock with the same size die, cut it in half, and layered it behind my colored image.
 Here is a close up of my colored image. I also added a some paper piecing to the woman on the far left. I used matching paper from the same paper pad. I added two pearls and a dark red crystal for some pretty bling. My card needed a little something more, so I decided to make my own color coordinated flower. I had this cute die cut flower set from My Favorite Things stamps, so I die cut them out, glued them together, and glued them in place on the lower right corner.
For the inside I stamped a matching sentiment that comes with the Girlfriend Blend stamp set SKU# 4132. I hope you have enjoyed this fun creation  made with fabulous Ai stamps. Thank you for stopping by the Ai blog today!

Supplies used: Stamps: Ai Girlfriend Blend SKU# 4132; Kraft cardstock (PaperTrey Ink), Cherry Cobbler cardstock (Stampin Up!), and Neenah Solar white cardstock; Designer paper: Carta Bella "Beautiful Moments" 6"x6" paper pad; Black Memento Ink; Vintage Distress ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger; Cherry Cobbler Pleated ribbon, white pearls, Framelits Labels Collection dies: Stampin Up!; Red crystal: Prima Marketing;  Layered flower die: My Favorite Things; Spectrum Markers: Crafter's Companion; sewing machine and white thread; 3D foam dots.


  1. Tammie, what a cute card. I love this image, too. Those papers are great. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love the colors you chose Tammie and your coloring is just perfect!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  3. Tammie I love your card , great colors and love your layout , nice job coloring too. These colors are so cheery , this card will brighten anyone's day : )

  4. Tammie, this is amazing! Beautiful colored and absolutely stunning!