Thursday, July 21, 2011

Best Friends Forever


One of the sets on my wish list from the new catalog was Best Friends Forever. Imagine my thrill when I opened my tote at convention, and there it was! I combined it with Word Play to alter a Hodgepodge Hardware tin to give to one of my club hostesses, filled with a few little goodies. Here it is:


The photo doesn’t really capture how pretty it is! I used all the images from the set except for the “BFF”. Using Island Indigo Patterns DP, I embossed the leaf image in the bottom left corner with Versamark ink and clear embossing powder, then sponged it with II ink to bring out the embossing:


The other elements were stamped in Island Indigo, Chocolate Chip and Pool Party, including the heart, the polka dot and the flourish, which is on the butterfly:


I also stepped waaaay out of my comfort zone and used the Glass Glitter on my butterfly. For some reason, it makes me nervous to use this----it’s just a little more intense than I usually like!!! There is an Island Indigo brad in the center of my Chocolate Chip flower and a little embellishment of Pool Party ruffled ribbon:


To cover up the words on the bottom of the tin, I covered it with the new Chocolate Chip scallop dots ribbon, adhered with Sticky Strip:


The tin is filled with lots of little bits & pieces of doodads from my stamp table….punch-outs, ribbons, stamped images, buttons…..and I think the sentiment “Imagine the Possibilities” is perfect for it! Thanks for visiting today!


Wee Details:

  • Stamps: Best Friends Forever, Word Play
  • Paper: Naturals White, Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, Island Indigo & Chocolate Chip Patterns DP
  • Ink: Island Indigo, Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, Versamark
  • Acc: Clear EP, Sponge, Beautiful Butterfly Die, Scallop Square Die, 2 3/8 & 1 3/4” Scallop Punches, 5-Petal Punch, Glimmer & In Color Brad, Neutral Button, Scallop Edge Polka Dot Ribbon, Ruffled Ribbon, 3-Heart Punch, Glass Glitter, Crystal Effects


Rita said...

LOL That was totally the opposite of my reaction to the set. This makes me think it might have some possibilities though. Love the embossed image, the gorgeous flower, and the stamped hearts. Beautiful!
(and I haven't opened my glass glitter because it scares me!)

Linda Fisher said...

This tin is beautiful! I admire all the detail that you put into it and the butterfly is so pretty!
And I see you might of had a little helper in the stamp room. *smile*

Linda said...

OH wow your hostess is going to love this. What a great idea and I need to go check out that set. Beautiful!
And you little sweetie looks like she is ready to get you something. How fast can she open that drawer?

Linda Callahan said...

Look at that little baby blue standing up - getting ready to run :) Love you other blue as well - the tin that is! I haven't opened all of my new stuff yet - maybe today!

lisa808 said...

So pretty with the stamping on the DSP, glitter on the butterfly, and that awesome flower.

Beau's Mom said...

I cut a paper bag into 3 inch by 10 inch strips and used a scallop punch for the 8 flowers.

Then I sprayed them with Febreeze (you know how brown paper STINKS when it's wet?) I scrunched, then punched a brad through the center. Fluffed the flower, then smashed it with my fist!!

Now, I have the cutest flower even though it's been flattened, and it will go through the mail with a few extra stamps.

Martha said...

Hi LeAnne,

This project is such a beautiful color and so feminine. I went and added some of that II DSP to my wish list for my Aug order.: ) You did a wonderful job of it all. Very beautiful and I know your friend will love it and all the treasures inside.

Blessings, Martha

Denise Willerton said...

what a fabulous card LeAnne ~ I love that you embossed the DP with clear EP, brilliant ~ thanks for the inspiration my dear! have a wonderful weekend!

Denise Willerton said...

I meant to say tin & not card....I need a weekend!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wow, this is pretty, LeAnne! LOOOOVE that chunky glitter! Your stampers are so lucky to have you as their demo!

Denise Marzec said...

Sooo pretty!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Wow your card is Beautiful! I love the embossing and the flower and the glitter! I love that stamp set too, it is on my list. I bet you had a blast at Convention!! I always love coming by your blog!!


Ann Schach said...

This was a set that was on my "must-have" list! I love seeing what you did with it! I can't wait to ink it up! Maybe some of your talent rubbed off on me at Convention!

kay said...

OMG! What a fantastic card! I can't get over it! I just love it so much. You're little girl is growing into me too... she graces your cards :)