If there’s one thing that this pandemic has taught me, it’s the importance of physical connection with out loved ones! Who needs a hug? I do, and I bet you do, too. Luckily, I have my husband and 2 sons at home for daily hugs, but I’m really looking forward to the day when I can hug my friends & extended family. Hey there, it’s Deb here for the Design Team! Today’s daily challenge word is ‘die cuts’ (okay, it’s 2 words) so I chose the new Hero Arts Big Hugs Stamp & Cut set to feature.
I love it when you can buy a bundle that includes a die with a stamp set! With this set, I wanted it to be the feature of my card. So instead of adding other images, I used some gorgeous Lavinia Stamps Dreamscapes paper for the background.
To emphasize the ‘big’, I went with a slimline design! Create your card base with cardstock that measures 7″ wide by 8 1/2″ long. Score in the middle at 3 1/2″, and fold. I incorporated my card base colours with those in the Lavinia Dreamscapes Colour Burst sheet that I chose. With this particular sheet, I love the addition of the white swirls in the top corner, and left hand side.
Use your Big Shot with the Big Hugs die from the set, and die cut from light purple cardstock. Die cut it again, this time from fun foam, for layering underneath. This gives you great dimension, and you can off-set it slightly, so you can see the white. Doing this ties in the white swirls on the paper, and the white in your sentiment strip.
Stamp the sentiment in Gina K. Passion Flower ink onto white cardstock. Snip banner tails on the left side, and attach it above the die cut letters, using foam tape. Add a few embellishments for sparkle; I grabbed some from my stash – not sure where they’re from, or how long I’ve had them! (I’m not a hoarder, I’m a ‘craft enthusiast’!)
This may be a ‘simple’ card to make, but using the gorgeous paper for background, and then adding the dimension behind the die cuts and sentiment, really adds ‘oomph’ to the design.
SO, WHO NEEDS A HUG?
I hope that you’ve got someone close who you can share a hug with! This card is perfect and quick enough to make that you can send it to your friends & family that you’re not able to hug, right now. Also, I hope that you’ll join in the Scrap ‘N Stamp Random Acts of Cardness/Daily Challenge on Facebook HERE. You can join as many or as few days as you want. Just choose the word prompt, create a project using that word, and share it in the group. Be sure to use the hashtag #snschallenge, so it doesn’t get missed! Share it on all of your social media accounts, and get your friends to join, too! At the end of each month, one lucky participant is randomly chosen, and WINS A $50 GIFT CARD to shop the Scrap ‘N Stamp store!
You can find the supplies I used to created my card in the Scrap ‘N Stamp online store.
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