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Card Buffet – “Great Friend”

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Great Friend zoomHello again!

I thought I would share another of my themes for my recent card buffet. Did you enjoy the “Fifth Avenue Floral” theme? This time I have used the new “Great Friend” stamp set from the Spring Mini Catalogue.  Don’t forget … you can click on any of the pics for an enlarged image & better detail. This is such a versatile set …

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Great Friend

And … aren’t the colours FAB!!! Tempting Turquoise, Pink Pirouette & Kiwi Kiss. A lovely in-colour combo for you to try! This first card is soooo simple … but looks so cute …

Great Friend 1

Inspiration from sandimaciver.com - Great Friend 2

I love this stem of leaves stamp … it is so useful!!! This card is just some very simple stamping …  and cutting (butterflies). So … easy! The second is almost as simple as the first!!! … 😀

Great Friend 2

Inspiration from sandimaciver.com - Great Friend

Don’t forget to stamp onto the DSP before you place the main image strip … and I found it heaps easier to use my stamp-a-ma-jig to position the phrase into the stamped frame image but you can just “eye-ball” this if you don’t have a S-A-M-J!

Great Friend 3

Inspiration from Beate Johns - Fresh and Fun - http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/

This last card is a little more work … and did take a little time to cut out the turquoise frames & butterflies. It is not hard … just a little time consuming … but well worth the effort! The two butterflies are layered slightly off set from each other … and have been stamped using the “rock & roll” technique. (Ink butterfly stamp with Kiwi Kiss ink … then roll just the edges of the stamp image around on the Turquoise ink … and then stamp on card.) Such a lovely effect … and even prettier with the Dazzling Diamonds added. This was a popular design … but did take a little time to do.

So … again … a list of supplies is shown below. (Punches & tools are not listed) This is a super set … so many ways to use it … and soooo reasonably priced!!!

Images copyright © Stampin’ Up! ® 1997—2009. Artwork by Andrea Lowcock.

CLICK ON THE TABLE … and you will see an enlarged image that is easy to read. The “bold” sizes for the card is the standard sizes that I had precut … and below each is listed the pieces that need to be cut from this “standard” piece of card. (I hope that makes sense!)

Great Friend Supplies

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6 thoughts on “Card Buffet – “Great Friend”

  1. I really enjoyed your card buffet. It was so much fun!
    Andrea adds: Thanks sis! And … I have some great stuff planned for next month … hope you can come! xxx

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  2. These cards are just GORGEOUS.
    I love how you’ve used the leaf image alot – we tend to forget about that one a bit. Very effective and I love the colours.
    Andrea adds: I love this leaf image … just like I love my sweet stems … and pocket silhouette stamps. All of them are under used!!! Thanks for stopping by to say hi, Chantelle!

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  3. They are beautiful cards Andrea, and you are so right about the colour combo, just lovely. he leaves look so good in the different colours, a reminder to me to look beyond just green leaves. I still can’t believe that i didn’t like that set when it first started appearing on Splitcoast. What was I thinking???

    Have a great week,
    love Fi xox
    Andrea adds: It is so lovely to have such lovely feedback. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and say hi! And … I reallly do love that leaf stamp … it is a great “filler”.

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  4. PS you’ve got a lot more patience than me, cutting out 3 frames & 2 butterflies, but it looks so good!
    Andrea adds: LOL … patience … or obsessive compulsive??? LOL But … I appreciate your encouragement!!! 🙂 xx

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  5. These are beautiful. Love the colours, the design. I wish I had all day to stamp. Thanks for sharing
    Andrea adds: I wish I had all day to stamp, too!!! 😀 If only!!! 😀

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  6. Oh Great friends, is definitely a Great Stamp Set 🙂 The colours you have used are lovely too. Great cards Andrea….tfs
    hugs
    Tan xox
    Andrea adds: You’re welcome Tan! I had fun with this range of cards! xx

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