A Thank You Card Using Beautiful You for Cardz 4 Galz

Lovely Friendship Card Using Beautiful You Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

I hope you will play in the next challenge over at Cardz 4 Galz. It’s a fun one, especially this time of year – “Weather Conditions.” Lise Mariann wants to see any type of weather cards you make and we can’t wait to visit your blogs to see them as well. I had a few ideas but I ran across the Beautiful You stamp set, which I hadn’t used recently or nearly enough. I truly love this stamp set! The images are wonderful and timeless.


Lovely Friendship Card Using Beautiful You Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


My Secrets to Making This Beautiful You Project

  • I stamped the image from Beautiful You in Gray Granite and colored her dress with Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. The umbrella was colored with Mint Macaron, then I decided to stamp it again, color it and fussy cut it out. I curled it slightly on the ends with my bone folder, popped it up with a dimensional in the middle and a glue dot up at the top to make it curve like a real umbrella. Turned out cute, didn’t it?!
  • It took me a little time to figure out that the Beautifully Detailed Specialty DSP came in two colors – brilliant! You can use the Whisper White side as is, or color it any color you want by sponging or spritzing. It’s just a wonderful backdrop for my image. The DSP for the front of the card was easily trimmed, then I sponged it lightly with Tombow and added it to my Whisper White stamped cardstock. The two layers were easily trimmed together in my trimmer to give a clean edge.
  • Because the baker’s twine is wrapped around the focal image, I thought I would have a difficult time adhering the corners close to it down onto the cardstock. Therefore, I opted to use the foam adhesive strips on all sides of the image. It solved that issue and gave my card additional dimension, which I am so fond of anyway. I will have to remember this secret in the future!
  • The inside (see below) of my card also has the delicate laser cut paper, which was snipped here and there to fit my A6 card.


Lovely Friendship Card Using Beautiful You Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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Detailed, laser-cut paper. Petal Pink on one side; white on the other side. One design has a 12″ x 12″ pattern; the other design has distinct elements to cut out and use for accents or card fronts. * 8 sheets: 4 each of 2 designs * 12″ x 12″ * Acid free, lignin free Coordinating colors: Petal Pink, white


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  1. What a beautiful card, Debbie. Love the colors you chose and the die cut is so beautiful and elegant. So pretty inside too!
    Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month, hope to see you there again soon!

  2. This is so lovely. I love the soft colours you used. Love Dawn x

  3. Very lovely, I love your cards.

  4. Feminine and soft!! Hopefully the weather is nothing more than gentle showers!! Already pinned!!

  5. This is beautiful. Thank you for entering our challenge at W2CB 62: Best Friends, and good luck in the draw.
    Mia, Guest Designer for W2CB
    craftartista.blogspot.com {My Blog}

  6. What a pretty card! Love the way you framed out the focal image, the color combo, and that little touch of shimmer and shine in the gold foiled sentiment…beautifully done. Thank you for joining us at W2CB!

  7. Oooh, Debbie… What a pretty card! I love the design and those beautiful colors. I have some SU laser-cut paper I’ve been hoarding for Mom’s Day cards…. and I can’t wait to get started on them after seeing your lovely creation. Thanks so much for joining us at Words 2 Craft By. 🙂

  8. Oh, my goodness, Debbie, the inside of your card would make a gorgeous front of another card! It’s going the extra mile when you can give the recipient two cards in one! I love your pretty and feminine design! Hugs, Darnell W2CB GD

  9. Debbie, you nailed the “weather” theme. This is a beautiful card using the laser cut paper. Love this card. Enjoy your day!

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