When I first saw the Lovely Friends stamp set, I thought the main sentiments were way too large to easily work with.  Boy am I silly !!!  After I began seeing some beautiful cards made with the large sentiments, I had to rethink my position.  And the stamp set won!  I now love it and wonder why in the world I ever thought it was too large.

 

Lovely Friends, 143763

 

The colors I used today are:

I took my color inspiration from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper .  I think this paper set is probably my favorite of all time.  And especially the sheet I have used.  It has so many beautiful colors in it.  I focused on the Peekaboo Peach and Wisteria Wonder, even though they are not listed in the colors of the paper.

The base of the card is Wisteria Wonder with a layer of Daffodil Delight.  The DSP layer just sort of peeks out from behind the sentiment layer.  The sentiment is stamped in Wisteria Wonder.  The flowers, which come from the Lovely Friends stamp set as well, are stamped in Peekaboo Peach that is stamped off for the solid layer.  The top layer is full strength Peekaboo Peach.  The leaves are stamped in Old Olive.  One leaf is stamped onto the sentiment layer, with the other two stamped on scrap paper.  The flowers and the extra leaves are fussy cut out.  Do not panic, it only took a couple of minutes. (smile)  For the final touch I gave each of the flowers a rhinestone in the center for a little bling.

I also stamped the flowers and leaves on the front of the envelope.  I love a decorated envelope and for me stamping something on the front is easier than decorating the flap.  I believe it says “There is something special in here!”.

Hopefully this card has convinced you to reconsider Lovely Friends if you were of the same opinion I was in the beginning.  I think you will love it!

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The products I used today are listed below.  You can click on any photo and it will direct you to  my online store.

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