Fabulous Friend

Materials

  • Cardstock (Bazzill): cream; green.
  • Purple Majesty paper (Webster’s Pages).
  • Birds and Botanicals Vintage Images CD (Crafty Secrets).
  • Vintage sheet music.
  • Chipboard border (7gypsies).
  • Trims: crocheted lace; sheer green striped ribbon.
  • White embroidery floss.
  • Green vintage button.

Tools

  • Oval All stamp set (Stampin’ Up!®).
  • Chocolate Chip ink pad (Stampin’ Up!®).
  • White acrylic paint and scruffy paintbrush.
  • Punches (Stampin’ Up!®): Scallop Oval (#114889); Large Oval (#107305).
  • Sewing machine and white thread.
  • Adhesives: foam mounting squares; ZipDry™ Paper Glue (Beacon).

Directions

STEP 1

  • Make cream top-fold card base. Sponge ink around edges. Cut green cardstock slightly smaller than card front; dry brush edges with white paint for “distressed” look. Adhere panel to card.

STEP 2

  • Cut floral paper slightly smaller than green cardstock; distress edges with white paint and adhere to card front.

STEP 3

  • Trim chipboard strip to fit green panel; paint strip white, then distress edges with ink. Adhere to left side of card.

STEP 4

  • Trim sheet music and vintage image to desired size; distress with ink and adhere to card. Machine stitch sides of vintage image to card.

STEP 5

  • Stamp and punch out greeting; ink edges brown. Punch scalloped green oval; ink edges brown. Adhere ovals together with foam squares; adhere to card.

STEP 6

  • Cut crocheted lace to fit across green panel; adhere to card. Tie ribbon around card front. Thread white embroidery floss through button and adhere to bow.
by Melanie Douthit
Fabulous Friend Card
Fabulous Friend Card