Now this friend is also a fellow Stampin' Up! demo so when I said I had to make something special I mean REALLY special. Something we've not seen or made before, and gosh that was a task and a half.
I decided to turn to my good friend google and looked through, what felt like a thousand fancy fold images, until I found one that was stunning and looked very tricky, which of course meant it would be perfect. The card is called a Double Display Card and I found the tutorial over at the The Craft Spa. Amanda's Double Display cards are absolutely beautiful and I knew it was perfect for my card.
And here is my Double Display Card:
The hardest part of this card was choosing which pieces of the beautiful Floral Boutique paper to use.
I used the flower from the Floral Phrases stamp set as my background for all my sentiments. I stamped it off three times in total before stamping it on my cardstock. That way it allowed me to use Night of Navy ink for everything, as I really didn't want to add another colour.
So after such a stunning card I then had to come up with a beautiful gift to match it!!
Now a little while ago I had made myself a pretty frame using a Stampin' Up! vinyl that I've had for a while and added some flowers made from the Pop of Pink DSP and the Botanical Builders Framelits. You can see that one HERE. Well my friend saw this and loved it. It also just so happened that I had one more vinyl logo left:
Because the flowers are attached to the glass with glue dots, they can easily be removed and swapped out for different papers. The same goes for the larger piece in the back. The whole frame is a bit like living art!!
Needless to say, I gave this to my gorgeous friend and she loved it!! She was so touched with all the work that had gone in to it, which of course I knew she would. Only a fellow crafter would understand and recognize the work and effort.