Here's a friendship card featuring stamps from Artistic Outpost'sBloom and Grow set.
I had no idea where I was going with this card when I stamped the marigold seed packet. I colored it with watercolors. Okay.....now what? I chose a gold Bazzill mat and a cream mat.
Then I searched for another color to use. I found this dark green card stock with white back that coordinated with the stems. (I'm working on using up my old card stock!) I embossed it with Spellbinders Flowers Impressabilities 12-1004 and sanded it. My sanding block was pretty worn so it didn't take much color off, leaving a lighter shade of green........just enough to show off the pattern. I added just a touch of Vintage Photo Distress ink, too.
I had just experimented with cutting the piece of paper "lace" that you see behind the seed packet. I first used the smaller Ric Rac Diamond Border Petites S4-243 for the ric rac edge (hidden a bit under the ribbon). Next, I matched the smaller Classic Scalloped Borderabilities Petite S4-239 die with the ric rac edge. The spacing is perfect! I cut and embossed that edge. Once I decided to use it on this card, I added Distress Antique Linen and Vintage photo.
To finish off this card, I stamped "seeds" and "of friendship" separately, masking off each unused word. I simply cut out each word leaving space for a hole to create a little tag. I diagonally cut each corner which gives the appearance that the ends are rounded. Little strings tucked behind the ribbon knot fasten them to the card. I added a tiny piece of foam tape to each to keep them in place.
Although the colors in this card are a bit out of my usual range, I like how it turned out. It's good to step outside one's comfort zone on occasion!