Hello Friend

Zoe August 16, 2014 5
Hello Friend

Hi Everyone,

This is probably the most productive card making week I have had in…  hmmm  ever…  lol

Honestly I feel like I have found my ‘zone’. I am so inspired by the techniques and videos I have been watching and I especially love the style of Debby Hughes. Check out this pinterest board…  warning you may be stuck a while.

Of course I am adding my own flair to the style too – I mean I have to somehow fit in a coloured image somewhere right? haha


Today’s card would have to be my favourite in a long time. I felt so comfortable making it and it felt like ‘me’. I wasn’t trying to use flowers and ribbons and blah blah… just nice clean simple layers.

This card was inspired by Debby’s “Stamped Die Cuts – Alphabet Stamps” project on Day 3 of the ‘OCC – Stretch your stamps 2

I didn’t have any ‘word’ dies so I had to ahem… get one…  lol and finally I found just what I was looking for – MFT – Happy Hellos Die-namics. There are six words – “hello & hi” in different fonts, so it is quite a good one that will be able to be used for lots of different projects.


I started by inking my new ‘DIY’ heart stencil. Then I cut out the Magnolia Cloud Die and using a rubber mat I embossed the stencil on the cloud. I added some mounting foam and lined up the hearts when I positioned the cloud.

Next I made the ‘friend’ element. I cut the scalloped circle from a spellbinders die and then I stamped the ‘friend’ stamp (stampin up) multiple times with versamark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I sponged the background with tumbled glass DI.

Then I cut the ‘hello’ die from red cardstock three times and glued them together to make them thicker. I stamped it with versamark ink and coated it with clear glitter embossing powder. It looks so pretty..



Finally I cut around ‘Tress Joyful‘ who I had coloured previously for the store images and then I put it all together layering each element with mounting foam. The final touch of sequins, red rhinestones and little star just helped to tie it all together.


Absolutely one of my favourite cards. I think you’ll be seeing more cards like this. 🙂  I have a lot of ‘store coloured’ images sitting here needing a home.


Thanks for stopping by

Big Squeezes


Zoe xoxo


  1. Faye August 16, 2014 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    Ooooh, this is completely gorgeous. I love the layout and all the layers. I love the colours. And I love the glittery greeting. (And you tried to tell me glitter was bad!) I think I need this die! You are a bad influence, even if you do make the most fabulousnessness cards xx

  2. sandra August 17, 2014 at 1:00 am - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful!!!
    And very smart to add more layers on the word to make it thicker, I have to renind that one!!!

  3. Renee B. August 17, 2014 at 1:50 am - Reply

    Awesome card Zoe….I may NEED a word die too!
    Hugs, Renee

  4. Patricia St Martin August 18, 2014 at 3:48 am - Reply

    Zoe, She is stunning and the great idea with the clouds and she is perfect for you greeting.
    Hugs, Pat

  5. Tammy Mohr August 18, 2014 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    I’m so glad you are doing cards. I love the dimension and texture it brings to the finished piece. Even if creating art for framing, texture and dimension adds interest and you know someone put thought and time into it.

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