Today’s card is one of the Make & Take projects I made for my Stamp Club. We used the Friend Like You Bundle (Friend Like You stamp set and Friendly Silhouettes Dies.) We created the sunset background using Stampin’ Sponges and ink pads. Be sure to start with the lightest color and work toward the darkest, so you won’t get dark ink on your light ink pads. I also recommend using a separate sponge for each color. I usually cut each sponge into 8 wedges, so one pack gives me 24 colors.


Here’s what I made:

SStampin' Up! Friend Like You sponged sunset handmade card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Friend Like You sponged sunset handmade card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! Friend Like You sponged sunset handmade card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy


Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Very Vanilla Thick card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Early Espresso CS layer cut to 4-1/4″ x 3″
  • Very Vanilla CS layer cut to 4-1/4″ x 3″x

Colored using Stampin’ Sponges and ink pads:

  • Very Vanilla CS layer, from top to bottom, in Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Terracotta Tile, and Cherry Cobbler inks

Stamped with the Friend Like You stamp set:

  • sentiment in Early Espresso ink over the sponged layer
  • dragonflies in Early Espresso ink onto the inside of the card base

Cut using the Friendly Silhouettes Dies:

  • cut away the bottom of the sponged layer using the palm tree silhouette die

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Early Espresso CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • sponged layer glued onto the Early Espresso CS layer, lining up the top edges


Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Preorder the Pretty Petals Online Class by September 5:

  • Make 6 cards at home in your PJs!
  • 2 each of 3 designs
  • Features the Pretty Petals Suite on pages 72-74 of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog
  • I’ve done the trimming and scoring for you!
  • You’ll receive all you need to make the cards, including the stamp set, dies, embossing folder, pre-cut card kits, and 6 Very Vanilla envelopes.
  • Full detailed instructions
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