The Sweetness of Friendship

Sweet friends, popping in to say hello.  Just a note, the tu-tu went in the mail and I’m working diligently on a tutorial for you.  Today I’m back to roses and want to share a spectacular sentiment about the sweetness of friendship.  This was sent to me by a dear friend last year and I came across it while shifting some supplies in my room.  No time like the present, I decided I would put it off no longer and  sat down to fiddle away with a card.  The Sweetness of Friendship sentiment is from Flourishes and the rose paper is from ByDigital – the oval is Flower Labels, and the background is Elegant Paper.    (Keep in mind I tend to shrink and enlarge papers to suit my need.)  I cut my plain oval using Spellbinders® Grand Ovals  and stacked it on top of a cream panel cut with Spellbinders® Opulent Ovals.   For the next layer I chose  Spellbinders® Timeless Rectangles.
So to recap, here are the particulars from the bottom up – cardbase 5″ tall x 7.25″ wide, foam tape (optional),  matting layer 4-1/2″ x 6-7/8″, design paper layer 4- 3/8″ x 6-3/4″, foam tape (optional), Timeless Rectangles, foam tape (optional), matting layer 3-1/8″ x 4-3/4″, design paper layer 3″ x 4-5/8″, foam tape (optional), Opulent Ovals, foam tape (optional), Grand Ovals #1.  To make this on your own, you only need to cut and stack!

Whew, that seems like a lot of foam tape, right?  I love the depth and dimension it brings to a card but for sure it can be overdone.  I use a very thin 1/16″ foam tape but this card looks just fine without the tape.   More and more I get emails to identify the items I’ve used.  The stars and moon aligned and I had everything right where I needed it – I hope you’ll give it a try :-)

Rubber Stamps: Flourishes – Sweetness of Friendship
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80lb Smooth, ByDigital – Flower Labels,  Elegant Paper
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders® Grand OvalsSpellbinders® Opulent Ovals, Spellbinders® Timeless Rectangles
May Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollections Pearls, Lace,  Becca’s Bow Maker,  Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Shout out if you like my mini recap, I’m trying diligently to adjust my blog posts to answer questions before they are asked.  How’s that for being a mind reader?  If you’re reading my mind now, you know how very thankful I am, to you :-)

  • Barbara BruderMay 15, 2013 - 9:06 pm

    What a gorgeous card. I love that verse.I never think to tamp on top of DP and yet it always looks great. Thanks for your beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • SusanMay 15, 2013 - 9:08 pm

    Simply stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Jean BullockMay 15, 2013 - 9:21 pm

    I like everything you do. Not much help, huh? Love the card!ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.May 15, 2013 - 9:47 pm

    Hi Becca, been loving your cards, just not had time to comment. Thanks for your recap. It DOES help! Could you please answer what type/make of printer you use to print out these pretty digi papers. I’d love to buy some, but hesitate not knowing how my Epson 514 will handle printing. I’ve learned it does NOT like cryogen paper. Looking for a different one for cardmaking. Thanks if you can help. Hope all is well in your life. Started to watch your video of yes’dy, but then got busy and had to leave for another time. Thanks so much for taking time to provide these video tutorials. They help me so very much. Hugs & Blessings.ReplyCancel

  • vicki dutcherMay 15, 2013 - 9:54 pm

    You really are an incredible stamper! Just WOW!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownMay 15, 2013 - 10:06 pm


  • ann robbinsMay 15, 2013 - 10:07 pm

    One last check for Becca News @ 11 before hitting the sheets and WOW, this is fabulous! Love that paper, my friends prints alot of hers. I never got into that. I do like the recap and mostly that you stated all the sizes of the paper. Always wonder about that. Hope you have a blessed day tomorrow and every day.

  • MarshaMay 15, 2013 - 10:42 pm

    Becca, I love the card. And, yes, thank you SO MUCH for the particulars on the dimensions, etc. It really helps if we want to duplicate your glorious creations for one of our loved ones. It saves a bunch of time, since I’m lazy! Your creations are always beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BakerMay 15, 2013 - 10:48 pm

    Another absolutely gorgeous card. Oh…..if I only had a quarter of your talent. Such a talented artist with an eye for color and style, that is you.
    Love your tutorials and now showing products used is fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • EveleneMay 15, 2013 - 11:06 pm

    Thanks Becca for the recap that gives additional details. You’re heaven-sent to me as you really make my cardmaking hobby very interesting and exciting every time you post your brilliant creations. Love you so much.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WMay 15, 2013 - 11:09 pm

    Becca: This is absolutely gorgeous!! and YES!! I loved the recap and the dimensions you gave for each layer. I know it has to take more time to write it all out for us but thank you sooooo much! I’ve shown your cards to my husband so many times over the years that I’ve been following you that all I have to say now is “you know, that lady whose cards we really like” and he knows I mean you. He was also comparing a card someone made and said, “well it’s REALLY good but not as good as one lady who makes those cards we really like.” :)ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaMay 15, 2013 - 11:19 pm

    How pretty!! So feminine and romantic with roses and ribbon and pink!! I just lo-o-ove it!ReplyCancel

  • MelanieMay 16, 2013 - 1:29 am

    Thanks for the recap this really helps .MelanieReplyCancel

  • Clare WMay 16, 2013 - 2:00 am

    Absolutely stunning – love the recipe style instructions – really useful. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannMay 16, 2013 - 2:22 am

    Another stunner here again today Becca. I absolutely LOVE this one too. So romantic and gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Rosy NewlunMay 16, 2013 - 3:06 am

    Hi Becca – you have such glamorous, elegant ways with your stamping, cutting and layering! This is a delightful card <3ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMay 16, 2013 - 3:08 am

    Morning Becca, Gorgeous sentiment, stunning card, beautiful papers, fantastic die-cuts. Thank you so much for the recap, really helpful. This card is so pretty and feminine, I adore it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • AnnamiekeMay 16, 2013 - 3:56 am

    Many many thanks Becca for what you do to inspire those of us who admire your work.
    God bless you.ReplyCancel

  • loftylassMay 16, 2013 - 4:08 am

    Another beauty Becca – gorgeous papers and a wonderful sentiment. tfs
    Heather (UK)

  • phil droneyMay 16, 2013 - 4:24 am

    Love the card and the helpful menu. Amazing is truly your name. You could add wonderful, beautiful and several other words to really define you.
    Phil DReplyCancel

  • Kathy JoMay 16, 2013 - 4:41 am

    Thank you! I do like the recap!

    The card is lovely as always!ReplyCancel

  • EllenMay 16, 2013 - 5:29 am

    So beautiful again….love it!
    XX EllenReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMay 16, 2013 - 6:07 am

    ANOTHER, “WOW!!!!!!!!” :) GORGEOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUS!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Pamela LengyelMay 16, 2013 - 6:29 am

    Becca I just love love love your style. I have been following you for quite some time now. ALL your cards have such an elegance to them. I would love to copy some but I feel I am always missing something.:( and I have a large studio FULL. LOL. You are a great inspiration on each and every one of your posts. Hugs!!!ReplyCancel

  • EdieMay 16, 2013 - 6:34 am

    I love this card and I love the way you now explain how you make them. My mind just doesn’t think this way but your explanation makes it sound so easy. Your cards are always so, so beautiful and feminine and you share so willingly. Thank you so much for your posts.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellMay 16, 2013 - 7:20 am

    Awesome card, I love every part of it. When I see this on Pinterest I will be sure to add to my collection, thanksReplyCancel

  • Camille M. RussellMay 16, 2013 - 10:20 am

    When you shift things in your craft room again, could you come up with the instructions on how to make those lovely stars and snowflakes I have been asking about since you posted them last winter? Christmas is closer than we think and me, of all people, need a long time to prepare.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn G.May 16, 2013 - 11:14 am

    Gorgeous! Awesome sentiment too!ReplyCancel

  • Regina M. HamiltonMay 16, 2013 - 11:47 am

    Beautiful. Pinning this one too.ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealMay 16, 2013 - 11:52 am

    Soft, muted colours; beautiful sentiment; pretty background, elegant layering in all the right places, and the signature Becca ribbon & bow… what’s not to love. You knocked this one outta the park, dear mentor!ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)May 16, 2013 - 2:13 pm

    Ooooh! Love the sentiment. Love the colour scheme. Love the paper. Love the bow. Love the matting.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaMay 16, 2013 - 3:27 pm

    Becca, I love every little detail of this gorgeous card. the stamping on the printed paper is phenomenal….soooooo impressed!ReplyCancel

  • LageneMay 16, 2013 - 7:59 pm

    Absolutely Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • KayMay 16, 2013 - 11:46 pm

    Becca, just beautiful! Do you realize how big of fan club you have? God must smile with each of your creations.


  • Heather RogersMay 17, 2013 - 6:00 am

    Absolutely Gorgeous Becca, you are so gifted I love your work!ReplyCancel

  • sherrieMay 17, 2013 - 9:34 am

    Stunning! Wow,, I absolutely LOVE it!
    Have a super day!
    Sherrie K

  • Tina DuquetteMay 17, 2013 - 11:11 am

    Watched a turtorial on You Tube called, How’d She Do That, Fluttering Butterflies” card. I’m looking for the punch you used in that turtorial. Any ideas on what the name of the punch was, who it’s made by or possibly where to buy it? Lots of people are inquiring about this punch. Thank You.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtMay 17, 2013 - 6:03 pm

    What a lovely card for a dear friend. Thank you for sharing your talents.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly FlahertyMay 17, 2013 - 9:15 pm

    As with all your masterpieces, you’ve outdone yourself again! What is that attached to the bow, a stickpin? If so, where did find it?ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithMay 17, 2013 - 11:51 pm

    This is gorgeous. I love this digital paper, and the sentiment rocks!!!!!!!! Perfect sentiment for all those craft buddies. Just love your cards, Becca.

  • fmMay 18, 2013 - 12:40 am

    Yes, I like the recap! I might try using the digital paper. Love this card! Gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn G.May 19, 2013 - 5:42 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous. The colors are fabulous and I’m lovin’ that crochet trim. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us!ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterMay 22, 2013 - 10:14 am

    Oh my it is just breathtaking, I love the papers and how you have the sentiment on them!!ReplyCancel

  • JeannieMay 27, 2013 - 7:03 am

    Your cards are all so amazing! I love them all!ReplyCancel

  • Linda L in TNMay 27, 2013 - 8:44 pm

    Love to visit your blog to view your posts and fabb creations. Commenting because the sentiment comes from my favorite poem, “The Prophet” by Kahlil Gibran in the section called “Friendship”. This small book was given to me many years ago and I was told to read the Friendship poem three times and it would begin to sink in….it is available online, Becca so please read the entire verse as it is profound.ReplyCancel

  • Ann LindMay 31, 2013 - 4:50 pm

    Thanks so much for the recap of sizes and layers it makes the process so much easier to follow. I don’t know if I can resize images on my computer will have to get someone more knowlegeable to see if my kodak program will allow me to do it. TFSReplyCancel