Stampin’ Up!’s Snuggles and Smooches photopolymer stamp set was released in January. It’s the PERFECT set for wonderfully fun Valentine’s Day cards. This week’s PPA sketch gave me the layout I needed to make this set come to life. Here’s my card:
- Stamp. Crop. Glue. Crop. I love the sentiments that are included in Snuggles and Smooches – these were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Whisper White. I cropped them with paper snips, glued them on Basic Black and then snipped them again. They are a perfect accent for this soft, sweet panel.
- Sweet Color Combination. While I used Basic Black as the backbone for this card – it serves as the card base and frames most of the elements on the card, the heart of the card is in its soft pastels. I love this mix of Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz. If you fancy this combination, feel free to save this off for yourself:
- A Balanced Heart. The punched heart is not part of the sketch, but when I sat back and squinted at the sketch before gluing it down, it needed something else. Not only did the card need a little pop of blue, but it needed a little weight in the right corner – this heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack delivered exactly what I needed. [for those who are new to my blog: I’ve patented the squint technique – stand back from the project, squint and see what else it needs. When you use the patented technique, you have to send me a nickel. To date, I’ve earned ten cents off this worthwhile patent.]
Stamp Sets: Snuggles and Smooches Papers: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Whisper White Inks: Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Tuxedo Black Memento Accessories: Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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