Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Friendship Card with Bird

Are you like me and love your stash of older stamps? The current challenge at SU! Only is A Blast from the Past and the Inkspirational challenge is Oldie But Goodie. I was happy to use my older stash to play along. I started as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in 2012, so I dug out that old catalog for inspiration and decided to use the retired Language of Friendship stamp set. It's still a favorite of mine although it hasn't seen much action lately. Many demonstrators will sell their retired stamp sets when a new catalog is launched, but I just can't do it! I usually only buy what I really want and keep it.

Besides cardstock and Night of Navy ink everything on this card is retired. The retired Top Note die was used with retired Flowerpot and Blushing Bride dsp. The Bird Builder and Boho Blossoms punches were used and the finishing touch are three Blushing Bride sequins from the Fancy Frost sequins pack. That's it!

This Friendship Card with Bird is entered into the following challenges:
The language of Friendship is not words but meanings. 
~Henry David Thoreau


  1. What a beautiful card, Andrea! That Top Note was one of my favourite dies and I still own it. Loved the stitching around the die-cut. The Bird Builder punch has also seen a lot of use, not only for birds. It's been very versatile. Love the choice of colours and the Designer Paper. Great design. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  2. Super beautiful how to get the colors of your background paper back in the flowers in the foreground.
    Thank you for joining our challenge.

    -xiss- Renate.
    (DT Cards und More)

  3. Gorgeous card Andrea and lovely to see old SU stamps - I love using my old ones which is why I started a whole FB group for those who love SU - you'll find all the details on my blog ifyou want to join us. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this weke.

  4. The Top Note die was also one of my all time favourite to go to dies Andrea. I was so sorry when it was retired because it was the perfect size for framing an image on a card face. You've done a great job incorporating Language of Friendship,the Bird Builder and Boho Blossoms into your blast from the past card. Thanks so much for joining us at the "Anything Goes" Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week.

  5. Beautiful card and great idea. Thanks for joining us at Cards und More.
    Hugs, Silke

  6. Quite an adorable card! Love the DSP you used. Thanks for joining us Watercooler Wednesday this week for our 'Anything Goes' challenge!

  7. Wonderful pairing of old favorites!Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday!

  8. What a pretty card and perfect for our Blast from the Past Challenge! Love the bird with the flowers as well as the floral DSP- thanks for sharing with us at SUO Challenges!! Hugs and we hope to see your artwork in our SUO gallery again soon!


  10. What a great combination of your blast from the past stamps and accessories. This is perfect for our challenge. We're glad you joined the fun at SUO Challenges.


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