Friday, July 17, 2020

Your Friend

This week my very best friend celebrated her birthday and her retirement!  Cindy and I have been best friends for over 58 years!  When I saw the sentiment in Polka Dot Orchard's Good Morning Spring package, I knew it would be perfect to use on her card. 

I also selected A Sprinkle of Flowers by PDO artist Jeanie Hays.  I love the big boldness of her rose and double buds.

To make this card, I selected the large rose and sized it to fill about two-thirds of an A2 sized card front.  I used Copic markers for coloring and the Penny Black Elegant Stitching for the edges.  I also printed the selected sentiment from the other package and die cut it using the same set.  

For mounting, I made a 5 1/2" square card base out of a pale yellow card stock and added an embossed pink matting to cover all but about 1/8" around the edge. I added the colored image to the bottom left and the sentiment to the top right, leaving about 1/2".  Lastly I added a light pink double organza bow at the top fold.  My special friend's card was complete.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not JustScraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards and other crafting items.

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Serving a Risen Savior,
 Copics Used:
YR65, E95, R11, R81, Y32, YR21, Y13, Y11, YG91, YG93 & BG11

Products Used:


  1. how wonderful to have been friends for so many years and she will love this special cards. The rose is coloured to perfection and the pretty dies work so well with this. Thanks for joining Time Out x

  2. This is so beautiful and a wonderful gift for Cindy. The sentiment is just beautiful. I love the colours you've chosen for the image. Your stunning roses have come to life! Such a pretty edging for your die cuts too. Thanks for sharing this with us at Morgan's Artworld

  3. So levely. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Challenge. We hope to see you again.

  4. Such a beautiful carfd Pam - love your colouring of the rose - that is stunning.
    Thank you for entering this exquisite card into the challenge at Word Art Wednesday this week
    Stay safe
    Maxine WAW DT

  5. Wow... that bold flower is GORGEOUS! I love the vivid colors and your addition of the bow is just so pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Time Out!
    - Shauna

  6. I am loving that super flower. Great coloring!!Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

  7. A beautiful card and coloring. Lovely dies, too. [Bunny]

  8. Gorgeous Image.
    This is so beautiful. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  9. So beautiful and nice work.Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

  10. Hi Friend! Such an elegant card with beautiful coloring and embossing! Thank you for entering in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge. Ginny M, DT

  11. So lovely. Your coloring is soothing (and perfect).
    I like the sentiment too. Thanks for introducing me to a (new to me) digi stamp company.

  12. Beautiful card. I love your coloring of the flower. Stunning. So glad you shared over at Crafty Sentiments (and Creations in Pink)

  13. This is gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing and I love the colors. Congrats to your friend. Thanks for taking the Time Out to join us!