Friend Like You is one of those stamp sets that I loved the first time I saw it. It has a great font. There are a few of the sentiments that are larger (everyone knows I love large sentiments) and it is a two step stamp set which is always fun. A two step stamp set is where you use two stamps to make one image. The palm trees and the grass are both images that use two stamps. The sentiment I used on this card is perfect for these times where you can’t see your friends but you want to keep in touch by sending a card. Plus, Friend Like You has coordinating dies called Friendly Silhouettes Dies. Sadly this stamp set and coordinating dies are retiring on May 2nd so if you like it, you should order it before it is gone for good.
To make this card, I first stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink. Pretty Peacock is one of the InColors that will be retiring this year. Then I cut it out using a die from Hippo & Friends. I backed that with a Granny Apple Green die cut that is one size bigger than the sentiment one. Before I adhered them together I decided to add a little dimension around the edge of the Granny Apple Green one. I saw someone do this on the internet somewhere. I am sorry I did not make note of who it was, but I thought this idea was brilliant.
To make the ridge around the die, first die cut it the regular way. Then put the die cut back into the die and turned it over. Then run your stylus around the inside edge of the die slowly. I used my stylus from my Simply Scored Scoring Tool.
It will look like this afterwards.
When you pop it out of the die it gives a nice, even edge around the outside. If you look closely you can see it in the photograph of the card above.
After this, I took a piece of 4.25″ x 5.5″ of Basic White cardstock and used a die from the set called Christmas Layers in one corner and then, again in the other corner. Christmas Layers is another die set that will be retiring at the end of this catalog. I layered that onto a piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock that is just a wee bit smaller. Then I adhered that to a Pretty Peacock card base. After putting everything together I felt like it still needed something so I added some Seaside Spray flowers cut from another die in the Hippo & Friends set.