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Wednesday’s WOW! #121. Sharing a tip for you on masking your sentiment area. This creates an “edge” for your surrounding stamping and creates a white space for your sentiment that helps it stand out without even raising it on a separate punch or diecut. It creates such a cool effect.

We created this card in my Retiring Class last week. I love the Beautiful Friendship stamp set and I’m so sad it is leaving. This card is not my original idea. I saw it on Pinterest by Nancy Ferb.

I have used the Mango Melody for the card base and Terracotta Tile for the card mat.

You create the mask for your sentiment area by adding a Sticky Note on the white card. I have shown it below. You can place it anywhere you like. Then stamp around the Sticky Note. When you are done remove it and then you have a “block” area to add the sentiment.

Sadly this stamp set is no longer available. ūüė¶ They go quick when they are retiring.

Don’t miss out on any other of the Retiring Items. Only 2 weeks left. Check it out -> HERE.

Check out the Clearance Rack too for some huge discounted items. See it -> HERE.

With your orders I’m sending out some of my Hand-made cards. I have lots to give away. That’s in addition to the other little gifts I send out.

Happy Stamping,


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I really haven’t used this Beautiful Friendship stamp set enough.¬† I’m glad it is carrying over to the new catalogue.

I will say it took a few attempts to stamp the flowers in a way I was happy with.¬† Although really, you can’t go too wrong. Ink colours used was Calypso Coral, Balmy Blue, Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink.

The white stamped card was layered on to a piece of the Calypso Coral card that was diecut with the Ornate Frames Dies. 

The sentiment was heat embossed in white on to Black card and diecut with one of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

I’m glad I can still play with this set a little more. It is a gorgeous set.¬† Have you got it?

Thanks for looking.  Have a great week,