Simple & Pretty Love What You Do Friend Card

Create a simple friend card using Love What You Do stamp set - Mary Fish StampinUp Idea

Today’s friend card is primarily neutral (Whisper White and Gray Granite) with the perfect pop of Poppy Parade.  Gray Granite (a new core collection color) and Poppy Parade (a returning In Color) are part of the Stampin’ Up! Color Revamp.  New colors, retiring colors, new ink pad design and color comparisons are summarized here.

The Share What You Love Bundles (on sale here) have been an uber popular way for customers to get their hands on new products before the annual catalog begins June 1.  I used many of the products in the Share What You Love product suite on today’s card.


Create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base using Thick Whisper White card stock and the Stampin’ Trimmer.

Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder – Images © Stampin’ Up!

Emboss a 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 piece of Gray Granite card stock using the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder and the Big Shot.  TIP:  Run the embossing folder and card stock through the Big Shot forward and backward to maximize dimension.  See this post for a video with more tips.

Create a simple friend card using Love What You Do stamp set - Mary Fish StampinUp

Tie Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine in a bow around a 4 3/4 x 1 piece of  Poppy Parade card stock.  Adhere to the Gray Granite layer as shown.  Adhere Gray Granite layer to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Love What You Do Photopolymer Stamp Set – Images © Stampin’ Up!

Using the Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus (stamp positioning tool for crisp results and precise placement) ink the sentiment and flower (Love What You Do stamp set) with Basic Black Archival Ink.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock.  

Stamparatus – Images © Stampin’ Up!

Ink the texture stamp in Poppy Parade ink and stamp at “full strength” on three flowers.  Stamp “off” (on a piece of scrap paper first) with Poppy Parade ink for the remaining two “lighter” flowers.

Create a simple friend card using Love What You Do stamp set - Mary Fish StampinUp Ideas

Crop the sentiment and flowers with the Big Shot, Magnetic Platform and second to largest straight square from Layering Squares Framelits Dies.  Adhere using Snail Adhesive to a Basic Black scallop square created with the Big Shot and the largest of the scallop square dies.

Add a trio of black “bling” from Faceted Dots.  Adhere sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals as shown.

Enjoy my FREE PDF Step-By-Step Tutorial (and supply list) for the Simple & Pretty Share What You Love card here.

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  1. Mary,
    I’m writing to ask if the new Stamparatus will work with cling stamps. Most of my background stamps are red rubber with “cling mount” on top.

  2. Robbye Hamilton

    Beautiful card Mary

  3. Oh MsMary. What BEAUITFUL colors , I love that combo, ,I forget to play with that flower ,from my set , Tfs
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️

  4. I love this color combo, Mary. Grays are not usually on my radar, but they are becoming so on-trend, that I’m being swayed in that direction. Love the embossed background flower and the lovely pop of Poppy Parade. Can’t wait to get my hands on some of these new colors. Enjoy your day!

  5. We are in trouble with these two gorgeous colors – order me up a few more packs of each! Such a great card, Mary!

  6. Mary Lou Glick

    Mary, this is such a stunning card!

  7. Maria Rodriguez

    Mary, I love this elegant color combination, it makes the pop of red stand out beautifully.
    And I must say that the Lovely Floral embossing folder adds so much texture to your design, whether used front and center or just lightly showing, it’s a stunning decoration for our cards.
    This one is on my wishlist from the new catalog already.
    Thank you for the inspiration!!

  8. Kadie Labadie

    The new color combination on this card is FABULOUS!! You hit this one OUT OF THE PARK my friend. Thanks for sharing.

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