CIC 495 | Friends Are Like Flowers | Friendship

I took a break from my design teams whilst I was unwell, but I am at last getting back to them, one by one. Today we have a new challenge starting at Cupcake Inspirations, and I think it is a very apt theme – Friendship. I think that friendship and acceptance of one another is very important, now and always.

When I was trying to decide what to do for this card I came across this image in my stash which I had coloured with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers some time ago and never used. It might have been coloured during one of the previous 30 Day Coloring Challenges. The image is a digi from Bugaboo and is called Best Friends. I fussy cut the image out using my Tim Holtz Mini Snips and set it to one side.

For my background I used the Mod Flowers stamp from Simon Says Stamp and clear heat embossed it onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb card stock. I ink blended Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide across the panel, keeping the colour more concentrated around the edges and fading towards the centre. I then went in with a little Wild Honey Distress Oxide to further darken the edges of the panel. Once I was done with the ink blending I used a dry cloth to buff over the heat embossing and remove any excess ink.

I used one of the Kat Scrappiness Never Ending Rectangle Dies to cut my panel to be slightly smaller. I kept the offcut outer portion too, and adhered it as a frame on the inside of my card for some added interest. I then used Tombow Mono Liquid Multi Glue to adhere my panel to my card base.

For my sentiment I chose one from the Creative Expressions John Lockwood Lily of the Valley Elements stamp set and stamped it onto a snippet of white card using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then mounted it onto a piece of blue card, the same colour as the card base. I used foam tape to pop up the sentiment and the focal image, completing the card.

I really like how this card turned out, though it’s a bit busier than I usually prefer. I thought that the background stamp was a good choice because of the flower on the girl’s dress, and the sentiment nicely ties in both the flowers and the friendship theme. I do hope my card inspires you to come and play along with us. You can find more inspiration from the team over on the challenge site, or directly at their blogs via the links below.


Lady Joyful

*Affiliate links may have been used in this post. For more details on affiliate links as well as other ways to support me, visit this page.*

Challenges included:

Addicted to Stamps and More – Make Your Mark

Crafty Gals Corner – For Ladies

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge – Friendship

Just Add Ink – Just Add “F” (I did F for Friendship and F for Flower)

Uniko Challenge – Anything Goes and Optional: Bright and Happy


Check out what the rest of the DT made:

Charlotte (that’s me!)





23 thoughts on “CIC 495 | Friends Are Like Flowers | Friendship

  1. Sweet and totally adorable! Thanks for playing at Uniko, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. What a fabulous use of blue and yellow, Charlotte, and in creating the different “ways” we each are in our friendships and diversity. I love this card, and the love shown in it! hugs, de

    Liked by 1 person

  3. The different subtle elements of your flower theme works beautifully here Charlotte and is such a lovely support to your friend message. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Such a beautiful card to celebrate friends! I love the summery floral background and your cute friends are of course coloured so beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.