Friday, 21 October 2016

Friendship Card

Hi folks!

Today I created a friendship card in which I wanted to include encouraging messages/quotes about friendship. This was my first opportunity to use Graphic 45 papers, oh man!!! they are so gorgeous and pretty pricey where I stay, so cutting into them was a little intimidating but I did and it was so much fun :)

Here are a few pictures of the card

Process and Supplies:

(In the process of making the card)

I wanted the card to be multi-layered. So the panel is made with a pretty floral purple pattern paper on top of which I adhered quotes and such. So I chose the Graphic 45 Dream- Typography collection and from it fussy cut the friendship quotes by Samuel Coleridge and the other. I also cut out a couple of strips of designs from the same sheet. On one of the strips, I wrote down the quote about friendship "Friendship is the key to true happiness" and to make it stand out from the busy pattern on the strip, I used the Gold Uniball pen and a brustro black thin tip marker. For the Tag I used Graphic 45 -World Fair Collection and adhered two miniature human figures to it (they are holding hands and that signifies friendship). The miniatures are from Itsy Bitsy's Little Birdie brand. I also used the key chipboard from Little Birdie- Itsy Bitsy. There is a doily in the background which was distressed with wilted violet ranger distress ink. All the papers were distressed with the Tim Holtz distressor. I added a few wooden, purple and pink colored buttons to finish off the card. The panel was pasted on 2 other purple pattern papers and the card base is white CS of 6 by 6 inches size, top opening. 

Thanks for stopping by. Please do leave some comments, makes my day reading them :)
Till next time. Happy Crafting!!

I am linking this card to the following challenges:

1. The Hop To Stop  : I have used many hues of purple in this card as it is the theme for the Hop to stop

2. ITSY BITSY CHALLENGE#1-2016 (The chipboard ornate key used here is from the Little Birdie brand of Itsy Bitsy)

3. PCM CHALLENGES: October - A hint of gold (There is a hint of gold in one of the ribbons used in the tag and also the hand-written quote is written in gold color)


  1. Hi Preety, a great card love all the different elements you have used to create the card, you seem to have quite the stash for a beginner! Have a lovely weekend... Megan

  2. Beautiful Friendship card with so many interesting elements and I love the quote!

  3. Wow amazing card with so many details! Thanks for your kind comment on my blog too.

  4. What a beautiful quote and yes it is so difficult to cut into a paper we love!
    Dr Sonia

  5. Wonderful card! I love all the friendship sentiments! Graphic 45 paper is always so beautiful! I, too, struggle with cutting mine Graphic 45 paper apart! But your card is lovely and for a wonderful cause!

  6. Love this! What a beautiful collage! Thanks so much for stopping by my place!

  7. Beautiful card! It's only after years of hoarding that I have learnt to cut the papers !!! :-) Thanks for joint us at the Itsy Bitsy Challenge#1-2016.

  8. lovely card!!! Thanks for playing along at Itsy Bitsy Challenge#1 - 2016