Big Greetings to Keep it Simple

One of the trends emerging in Stampin’ Up!’s new annual catalogue, is BAG greetings (aka. big a$$ greetings – thanks Janet Wakeland for that term! :).  What I love about big greetings is that the font is the focal point of the card.  This is a great way to make a simple card that highlights what you really want to say.  Take this card for example:


The greeting in Lovely Friends does all of the work in the card!


I added the chevron from the stamp set Work of Art.  In order to create the ombre effect, I stamped the chevron 3 times, but didn’t reink in between.  This gave me 3 shades of the Lemon Lime Twist ink.

The Lovely Laurel thinlits coordinate with this set.  You can see on this card that I used the thinlits to cut out the flower:


But the flower is not what these thinlits are best known for.  Check out how the thinlits create a pop up effect in the card:


I’m a BIG fan of BIG greetings!  My next wish list item is the Great Big Greetings stamp set!

Do you use BAG greetings in your projects?  What is your favourite?

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Here are the products used to make this card:

Lovely Friends Photopolymer Bundle

Work Of Art Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad

Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Shimmery White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Glitter Enamel Dots