So the kids are back in school, the weather is cooling down, and I am getting to reconnect with some mom friends at drop off and pick up. It is such a lovely time of year and I wanted to make a little card for a friend just to say thank you. She always makes smile with her upbeat attitude and positive outlook so I thought a card featuring a handmade paper rose would be perfect to let her know what I think of her friendship.
Step One: Die cut the Garden Notes English Rose die out of some 110lb White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Two: Using copic markers color the rose petals. I used Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, and YR15.
Step Three: Shape the petals using the four piece all metal tool set and molding pad.
Step Four: Assembled the petals using some liquid adhesive. I used Kids Choice Glue.
I just love how the finished rose looks. It looks almost real.
Step Five: Color the leaf die cuts. I used G81, G85 and G46.
Step Six: Shape the leaves using the four piece metal tool set and the leaf molding pad.
Step Seven: Die cut the water can from the Garden Notes Garden Water Can die set using some 110lb White Soft Finish cardstock.
Step Eight: Color the watering can. I used some Bronze and Fire Ruby Wax. Adhere the spout to the can.
Step Nine: Trim a piece of Relax in the Garden printed paper to 4.25×5.5 inches and adhere to an A2 Card frame.
Step Ten: Adhere the can to the card frame using some 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere the rose and the leaves to the card frame using some Kids Choice Glue.
Step Eleven: Die cut the sentiment from the Words 2- Thinking of You die set out of some Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere to the card frame.
Step Twelve: Stamp the rest of the sentiment onto some more Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock using the Build Your Sentiment 1 stamp set. I stamped the sentiment ‘You’ and ‘Make Me’ in both black and white ink. Adhere the cardstock to the card frame. Add some white dots using a gel pen around the edges of the cardstock.
There is something that makes me so happy about this card. The yellow rose just makes it seem so friendly.
Because of the dimension and texture to this card, I will not place it in an envelope, but instead inside a little gift bag with some chocolate.
What kid of crafting supplies do you use to let your friends know you are grateful for their kindness? Let us know in the comments below how you help celebrate your friendships. Until then, happy crafting.