Today, I’m excited to share a quick-and-easy AND fun-to-make card I made with one of Stampin’ Up!’s new Valentine’s Day stamp sets, Love You More (available to order now). Before I share the card, though, I want to thank Sandy Mathis for selecting my White-on-White card as this week’s Headliner at The Paper Players. Woo hoo! There were so many gorgeous white-on-white cards this week, and I am truly honored to have been selected as her favorite. If you missed my card when I shared it earlier this week, click here.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Color Selection. For the background stripes in the background of this card, I chose three soft and beautiful colors – Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe. I chose Wild Wasabi for the base of the card and the image in the center of the card for one reason – I needed a color dark enough to allow the image to be seen on the front panel. Pointer: Crisp Cantaloupe is a perfect accent for a Valentine’s Day card for a boy because it’s a nod to pink without being pink.
- Creating a striped background. To create this background of striped card stock, I cut a piece of cardstock the size I wanted. I then cut strips of card stock (3/4″ width each), tucking each strip tightly next to the other. Rather than put the glue on the back of the strips, I added glue directly to the card stock base (saves having glue all over your workspace). After each strip was added, I flipped the base over and snipped off the overhanging pieces.
- Bordered in White. I really enjoy a Whisper White border around pieces of colored card stock. Not only did I include a small border around the striped centerpiece, but I added a small border around the sentiment (that’s already bordered with Wild Wasabi). I just think the simple border makes the rest of the card pop.
Stamp set: Love You More Ink: Wild Wasabi Paper: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
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