Good evening all! I have spent a wonderful night crafting with my little one! She's all about the Friends with Flair. I love love LOVE that this is something we can do together. Being creative is so great for the soul!
For my Unity Friends with Flair entry I chose to create a background using the Moments Like These SMAK kit. I used Cracked Pistachio and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks right on the star stamp from the kit and then spritzed it with a little water before stamping it onto some watercolor paper. I repeated this several times until I had the background as full as I wanted it to be. I wanted a really organic look so I didn't take care to put the ink on perfectly.
Next, I dried the watercolor using a heat tool and heat embossed the sentiment from the same kit in gold. I let the embossing powder stick to some of the stars as well. I thought it added to the kind of distresed feel of the card. I then trimmed the panel down to 5.5"x4" and used VersaMark ink to distress the edges. I used the same gold embossing powder to heat emboss the edges and give it a shiny finish. I love this technique for adding a finished look.
I used some gold star brads to embellish the front and then used a small sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit on the banner on the front. I used the same stamp set from SSS to stamp the inside of the card. I attached a piece of gold foil and kraft cardstock, also from the SSS April Card Kit, to the front of my card base and popped up my panel using foam tape.
I hope you enjoyed this project! I'm giving away a handmade card at my Paper Smooches Digital Cuteness post. Go check it out! Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by!