Simon Says Stamp | Thanks For Being My Friend card by Yana Smakula. Using SSS101763 Ornate Background stamp. #stamping #simonsaysstamp #yanasmakula

Simon Says Stamp | Thanks For Being My Friend

If I could, I would send each and every one of you, my blog readers, a handmade card! Today’s card is all about celebrating friendship and the card sentiment reads – Thank You For Being My Friend!

If you watched my Simon’s STAMPtember Instagram story takeover back in September you might remember this project – I shared a quick video story showing how to make this card. Excited to share it on my blog today!

Simon Says Stamp | Thanks For Being My Friend card by Yana Smakula. Using SSS101763 Ornate Background stamp. #stamping #simonsaysstamp #yanasmakula

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on this card by heat embossing a gorgeous Ornate Background in White embossing powder onto kraft cardstock. Next, I did selective coloring with a pink Prismacolor pencil. This is a very beautiful, but busy background so it’s hard to color it all. To highlight just some sections I colored them pink and left the rest as is.

Simon Says Stamp | Thanks For Being My Friend card by Yana Smakula. Using SSS101763 Ornate Background stamp. #stamping #simonsaysstamp #yanasmakula

I trimmed my background to 4 x 5 1/2″ and foam mounted onto an A2 white card base. To create a sentiment for this card I picked one from Forever Friends stamp set and stamped it in Smoke ink onto white cardstock, trimmed into a strip and foam mounted onto the card.

Simon Says Stamp | Thanks For Being My Friend card by Yana Smakula. Using SSS101763 Ornate Background stamp. #stamping #simonsaysstamp #yanasmakula

Finally, I embellished my card using Nuvo Drops in Gloss White. I paired this card with a pink envelope from Simon and mailed it off to a friend!

Simon Says Stamp | Thanks For Being My Friend card by Yana Smakula. Using SSS101763 Ornate Background stamp. #stamping #simonsaysstamp #yanasmakula

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Ornate Background
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Ornate Background
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Simon Says Clear Stamp Forever Friends Sss101798
Simon Says Clear Stamp Forever Friends Sss101798
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Prismacolor 150 Premier Colored Pencils
Prismacolor 150 Premier Colored Pencils
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 Lb Smooth Desert Storm
Neenah Classic Crest 80 Lb Smooth Desert Storm
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Simon Says Stamp Smoke Gray Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Smoke Gray Dye Ink Pad
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Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes Cotton Candy
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes Cotton Candy
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8 Comments

    1. Gorgeous details on the stamp and you have brought them out so effectively! Lovely card it is! And the addition of enamel dots is a great touch! Thank you for sharing with us 🙂

    1. What a beautiful card! I really like how you colored just parts of the background and left other areas “as is”. Such a soft and pretty card. Every time I see a card made with Kraft colored cardstock I stick it in mind to give it a try … but still haven’t tried it! Coloring in just part in pink and allow the Kraft color to come through makes it look like you colored the whole thing (at least it looks like that to me from the photo). Thanks, Yana. I don’t get involved in Instagram or social media so I’m so glad (and appreciate) you shared this card on your blog. Hope you enjoyed your visit with your mom.

    1. So beautiful. Just love the light touch of pink added to the background. Took me by surprise.

    1. Such a beautiful stamp and when it’s the main focus it makes for a gorgeous card, like this. You can never go wrong with white on Kraft and the hint of pink is perfect. Simply gorgeous!!

    1. Oh my Yana, this is stunning. I always love white on kraft and with this Ornate background stamp it is even more beautiful! The touch of pink is really elegant on this background. Beautifully done!

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