When I saw that the “Dude, You’re Welcome” Kit is included in the upcoming catalog, I cheered with joy. While I don’t particularly love the “manliness” of the kit, I do see lots of potential with the stamps included in the kit. When you add some color and add some whimsy, these stamps really come to life. I used the “Special Occasion” stamp to create a colorful, fun card with this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch:
- Snippy McSnips-a-Lot. You already know I like to snip away at tiny pieces of paper. It’s kinda’ become my trademark, right? This “Special Occasion” emblem precedes the Starburst Framelits, so the framelits don’t really match up with its jagged edges. I went to snipping around the edge of the shape – and then around the inside edges of the center piece. Combine them together, and you have a big, fun, colorful accent for any kind of celebration.
- Birthday in Three Panels. How would I break up a sentiment along these three panels? I thought I’d have an exhaustive search ahead of me, but I went straight to the whimsical font from Remembering Your Birthday. Although “fun and presents too! Happy Birthday” is all included on one stamp, they were super-easy to break up. I simply added a piece of tape to the part of the sentiment I didn’t want to use, inked up the stamp and then removed the tape before stamping on the white paper.
- Color Scheme. Birthdays should be bright and cheery, right? When done right, a cheery birthday greeting can be appropriate for a boy or a girl. Even though this card has a bunch of pink, it has just enough blue to make it friendly for either gender. Would you agree?
Stamp sets: Dude You’re Welcome Kit, Remembering Your Birthday Inks: Pacific Point, Melon Mambo Papers: Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper Accessories: Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (sneak peek), Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over the Pals Paper Arts challenge to see the other inspiration cards from the other talented designers.
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