This week’s Global Design Project sketch inspired me to make a Valentine’s Day card with the must-have Valentine’s Day stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Annual Catalog – Message in a Bottle. The simple layout works perfectly for this set. Here’s my card:
- Message in a Bottle. How adorable is this set?! It took a short while (OK, maybe a week) for the set to pop onto my “must have it” list. This set is perfect for Valentine’s Day – or any time of year that you need to share a Valentine-y sentiment – and Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. Each sentiment pairs with one of the images in a way that is so corny that it’s really sweet. I stamped this bottle with Archival Basic Black ink and the filled with with the “I LOVE YOU” messages, stamped in Crumb Cake. The addition of a red heart at black banner rounds out the fun message I wanted to share with this card. Here’s a look at this stamp set:
I showcased the bottle of love notes on a bold, striped page of Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper – it has a real nautical feel to it, don’t you think? Here’s a look at the other pages in this pack of papers:
- Sweet Panel. The fun sketch called for a vertical band across the panel of this card. A Crumb Cake panel is just what I needed, but I wanted to dress it up a bit. Using the small heart from the Message in a Bottle stamp set, I stamped a pattern with Versamark ink all over the panel. It added a little pattern without overwhelming the focal image. Easy!
- Color Combination for Love. It was a really easy to pick the colors for this card. Real Red is a perfect color for Valentine’s Day. Everything looks great with Crumb Cake and Basic Black. Together, they are quite wonderful. If you like this combination of Crumb Cake, Real Red and Basic Black, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Message in a Bottle Papers: Christmas Around the World, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Basic Black, Thick Whisper White Inks: Archival Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Real Red, White Craft Ink, VersaMark Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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