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.

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