A True Friend Touches Your Heart

Sometimes you just need a card that expresses how you feel and the message is the center piece. 

I picked the sketch layout from the “Clean Team” over at Freshly Made Sketches (Challenge #511) asking you to keep your card clean and fresh.  The colors suggested by the Team over at Just Add Ink (Challenge #580) were so beautiful and like the group name, I just added ink.  The current Tic Tac Toe Board (Challenge #139) had a line that made everything come together.  It was hard not to add more…layers, embellishments, etc.  I kept reminding myself to keep the card clean and simple.

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (11” x 4¼” scored at 5½”) Evening Evergreen cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (3½” x 2½”) Evening Evergreen cardstock.  The center of the panel was die-cut with the small Filigree Frame from the Eden Dies set.
  • In Lay: (3½” x 2½”) Gold Foil cardstock also die-cut with the Filigree Frame.
  • In Set: (3½” x 2½”) Blushing Bride cardstock.  The sentiment, A True Friend…, from the Bamboo Beauty stamp set was stamped in Versamark ink and again in Evening Evergreen ink and heat-set with Clear Embossing Powder.  The sentiment was framed with and die-cut using the Filigree Frame again.
  • The three pieces, Evening Evergreen frame support background panel, Gold Foil Filigree Frame and Blushing Bride sentiment piece were fitted together to create the inlaid design.
  • Embellishment: (1” x 2”) Gold Foil cardstock.  The Little Leaf Sprig from the Eden Dies set was die-cut to add a little interest.

A striking card. Perfect for the friend I have in mind.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

4 thoughts on “A True Friend Touches Your Heart

  1. Love the evergreen base with the Blush and Gold inlay, very effective and elegant Jolanda. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.x


  2. I really like the effect of the intricate gold die cut framing the inlaid sentiment. So elegantly simple and a lovely way to use the challenge colours. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.

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