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Hello Honey Bee friends! Today I’m sharing my card featuring the beautiful Awesome To The Core stamps, Honey Cuts, and coordinating stencil set! I thought I’d create an unexpected green apple to coordinate with the patterned papers I chose. Read on for the details!

For the layers of my A2 card, first I added a white cardstock layer that I embossed with the Burlap 3D embossing folder (I love that texture). Next I chose papers from the Pinstripes & Polka Dots: Outdoors paper pad and the Heartfelt Harvest paper pad and die cut them with two of the Fancy Fall Layering Frames dies.

I added a foam sheet trimmed to fit onto the back of the green layer to adhere it to the card. Before I adhered the pink layer, I glued an oval I die cut from a Sweet Stack: Ovals die to the back of it. I used thin foam tape strips to adhere this layer.

Next I stamped the images from the Awesome To The Core stamp set with Intense Black ink. I also stamped extra flowers and leaves to use for the card . I made sure the ink was dry before I began coloring the images with the coordinating stencils. I used Detail Blender brushes to color the apple, the slice, and flowers with inks I have in my stash. For the leaves I used Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness Distress Inks. The stem and seed are Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I very lightly colored the apple slice with Antique Linen Distress ink. Once all of the images were colored, I cut them out with the coordinating Honey Cuts.

To adhere the images to the card I used Bee Creative glue and foam tape for a bit of extra dimension. Then I added three pretty pearl stickers from the Harvest Pearl Stickers.

I think this is just the sweetest card to give to a friend any time of the year, and I hope you agree! Thanks so very much for stopping by! Have a wonderful and crafty day!!

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2 responses to “I Couldn’t Have Picked A Better Friend”

  1. Danita C says:

    Absolutely lovely! And I totally agree that it is perfect for giving a friend anytime throughout the year. I love your color scheme and those gorgeous Fancy Fall Layering Frames dies (so glad I nabbed them on release day!). Thank you for the inspiration.

    • Carol Hintermeier says:

      Thank you so much Danita! It really makes me smile that you like this different color scheme I chose and that you have found some inspiration here!

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