Best Friend Award with Kelly Griglione

Catherine Projects

Hello Folks! I'm happy to share a card that uses a ton of items in the amazing Naturally Inspired Stamp of Approval Collection.

Best Friend Award Card

For your closest friend, an award she could actually wear, or more likely, just have sitting on her kitchen window sill for months because it makes her happy to look at and think of you. This can be used for birthday, thank
you, thinking of you, or just because.

Best Friend Award Card detail

To make the award, I started with the die from Spiro Doily, sponged Tiki Torch ink on the edges, and with the same ink stamped the cross-hatchy stamp from Birds of a Feather for some extra texture. For the next layer I stamped one of the medallions from Medallion Mix-Up in Tiara and then traced a circular object on my desk to cut it out (but you could
certainly use a punch or die). In the middle I stamped “best” from Simply the Best and quickly put the super sparkly Wanderlust embossing powder on top to emboss with. Love this! I layered “friend” over the banner stamp and cut that out.

Catherine Pooler Best Friend Card

Since the bright colors of the award and border made the remaining white space on the card base look a little stark, I stamped the fancy swirl from Birds of a Feather for a background to the award. That seemed to fill up the space just enough. On the edges of the card I stamped that useful cross-hatchy stamp first in Tiara all the way around the card. Then I inked it in Tutti Frutti but used much less of the stamp to create the layered border.

I really love how this card has so many different elements from the collection. Just goes to show they all work together so well! Umm, maybe that's why Catherine put them all together in a COLLECTION. !!! She is a smart one.

Thanks so much for looking,
-Kelly


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