Hi there! I’m so thrilled to be guesting on the SSS blog today, with a sweet card featuring some fun critters from Avery Elle’s Peek A Boo Pals stamp set.
I really wanted to let the critters take center stage, so I started out by stamping and coloring the ones I wanted to use. I played around with mixing and matching critters. For example, I knew I would color the sloth and monkey in similar shades of brown, and I wanted to make sure they wouldn’t be directly next to each other. You know, to avoid a “who wore it best” scenario. ha. I also wanted to make sure the height of the critters would balance out the card. So, the pointy-eared bunny standing on the panda’s back balances out the sentiment flag on the other side.
Once I had all of the critters colored, I knew I wanted them to be popping out of some kind of frame. With their paws hanging out, aren’t they just the cutest? I cut into an A2-sized piece of white cardstock with an Avery Elle hexagon die. I then selected a blue and white polka paper for the background and positioned the critters inside the frame.
To finish off, I stamped the first half of the greeting in Versamark and heat-embossed it onto a sentiment flag (that die is by Avery Elle too!) and then stamped the other half directly onto the patterned paper.
As a little finishing touch, I added a bright red heart. I love the sweet elephant just holding onto that.
I hope you like what I cooked up for you! Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Elena for being our guest today!