Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Not in my book! I adore the Snow Place stamp set with its adorable snowmen and penguins (dress-up has never been so fun), and I LOVE the combination of aqua blues with reds. For today’s card, I brought all of those together with a peekaboo snowman and a mashup of Lost Lagoon and Real Red. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Just Popping In. While the panel of Lost Lagoon is the front panel of this card, but the most interesting aspects of this card are happening below the panel – or popping in from below. I cropped a 2-1/2″ Circle from this panel of Lost Lagoon and let Mr. Snowman pop out from behind. In other popping news – since the panel of Lost Lagoon is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals, I added a couple to the snowman to pop him up with the rest of the card. He’s glued underneath the circle at the bottom and above the circle at the top but fully supported by Stampin’ Dimensionals all over. Yay!
- Sweat Heart. Once the sentiment (also from Snow Place) was stamped down to the front of the card, I needed that all-elusive “something else” to make the front of this card complete. The heart from Something to Say is a go-to for me – the sketchy design is perfect for almost all styles and works well with the “action” of the card (described more below). I snipped a Dimensional in half to pop-up this heart. Love is in the [frosty] air! If you don’t already have this stamp set, you should really reconsider. 🙂
- Creating Action. There’s nothing really “happening” on this card – the snowman is just looking adorable and enjoying the lagoon. To add a little interest I used the striped 2014-2016 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack. Not only does the color tie perfectly with the front panel of the card, but the bold stripes create action in the background. As a rule (and this might be a stupid rule), I always point my diagonal stripes up and to the right. Just feels more positive to me.
Stamp Sets: Snow Place, Something to Say Papers: Real Red, Lost Lagoon, Thick Whisper White, 2014-2016 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack Inks: Archival Basic Black, Real Red Accessories: Snow Friends Framelits, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack (heart), Stampin’ Dimensionals
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