I’ve been sharing a lot of Valentine’s Day cards lately. We’re getting close! Today’s card features a sentiment from Groovy Love (a love-themed stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog), but I thought the sentiment would be perfect, too, for a baby card. I also pulled in the [unexpected] It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack to create a sweet and simple backdrop for the card. How sweet and simple is this card?
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- Lots of Love. The two stamp sets featured on this clean and simple card are Groovy Love and Made with Love. Both sets have very specific occasions in mind, but they work perfectly together. The white onesie – who doesn’t “awwww” at a simple, white onesie? – is stamped on Thick Whisper White with Basic Black Archival ink and cropped with the Baby’s First Framelits. The sentiment from Groovy Love is stamped on Blushing Bride with Basic Black Archival ink and punched with the Large Oval punch.
- Balancing Shapes. I talk a lot about the importance of balance on a card. “Balance” doesn’t always mean “centered.” I tilted this onesie at a bit of an angle – babies are cute when they are nestled in your arms (or in someone else’s arms if they are crying). I thought this angle gave that sweet appeal. The Blushing Bride oval is positioned over the onesie and off to the side to balance the white space of the onesie and the shape of the oval. A little squint confirms that the position of the two is weighted the same on the card – and ensures me a nickel or two. You can see my Squinting Technique video here.
- Sweet Colors. I made this card to celebrate the birth of a baby girl – it goes without saying that I used pink, right? That said, the most prominent colors on the card are Sahara Sand and Whisper White. The touch of pink in the middle, the thin border around the top layer and the pink base give this card just enough to say “baby girl” without being “over-the-top girly.” If you like these colors, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Groovy Love, Made with Love Papers: It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack, Blushing Bride, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White Inks: Basic Black Archival Accessories: Baby’s First Framelits Dies, Large Oval punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you like today’s project. I think it’s a perfect example of how a card doesn’t have to be complicated to be beautifully layered and sweet.
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