Couldn’t Resist Telling You…
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!
So much cuteness! Love these adorable critters!
Those critters are adorable!
What an adorable and sweet card, I love the design!
Great job explaining your thought process behind your design choices. Thanks
Absolutely adorable card–love all the critters!
Really cute card…love how the critters are holding on.
what a sweet card – love it:)
Such a cute card! I love how their paws are hanging out the window.
Adorable critters!! Sweet card!
Love the little crowd waiting
to give you the message.
thanks for sharing
Soooo Super CUTE!!!!!
This is adorable.
Super cute, really love this card!!
OMG, cuteness overload!! Those little critters are adorable.
Sooo stinkin’ cute!
Small wonder the stamp is out of stock ( good thin I’m on punishment anyway LOL ) … is so stinkin’ cute !
These are the cutest little critters. I already follow by email.
Cute card and cute critters! Love it!
Love that sloth!!!
What an adorable card. I also appreciate you taking us through your thought process on the layout; that’s not my strong suit, so even though it may seem obvious to you, it’s not to me, which makes these kinds of posts so helpful. Thanks again for sharing with us!
Oh how cute and
fun this card is!
Love all the darling
Carla from Utah
Welcome back Elena, this card is adorable. I do love the critters, they just make me laugh looking at them. The way you placed them on the card was perfect, I’m not sure I would have thought of that LOL.
Your card is so cute – I love the critters hanging out over the frame!
I just love all of the cute animal critters sending warm wishes to someone special.
Can’t resist telling you that I think you’re card is cute!
what a cute card
Such a cute card!
DARLING!!! I love your coloring!
Incredibly cute, Elena. Such a lovely card. Thank you for showing!
Your cards are so cute. I love them.
Oh Elena, those critters are precious peeking out from the frame, I love this card!
An adorable card! Love all the critters and the design.
Oh Elena, Your card is very adorable! I love how you have them peeking out! Such a cheerful fun card!
Can’t help but smile at those cute critters!
Aww so adorable!! :)
This is os adorable
What a cute line-up of little critters!