And I love to have a sketch to jumpstart my creative juices.
Clean & Simple is almost always a good place to start. And in fact, I've used their last 3 sketches for jumpstarts on my Valentines! This one is their Fall-to-Layout #75!
The several shades of pink on my ribbon was an inspiration to stamp the hearts in Rose Red, Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink. Simple as can be from there!
Now, I've got a question for you!
I'm in the final stages of preparation to make the wedding invitations. Almost everything has been bought and printing is the next step. But thinking a little further past that to adhesives is giving me a bit of a hiccup.
here's why. Back when I started stamping a lot, I used Monoadhesive. I still have a few laying around. But towards the end of my using it, I wasn't happy with it's performance. And the bargains we were able to find on it grew scarce. So I started a search to find a better, less expensive adhesive. And I thought I had found it. I invested in a Scotch ATG gun and purchased a box of tape rolls for it. That box lasted me quite a while. But I have to say I was not pleased with the last few rolls. The rolls seemed to "warp" and the tape would end up coming off of the dispenser "nozzle" and I spent too much time trying to get it back on and going right. Then, the last straw for me seemed to be when I tried to use my last roll. The adhesive seemed to be on the wrong side. I've not yet found the time to contact Scotch about my problem, but intend to.
Since that time, I've been using a combination of Glue Glider Pro (similar to the ATG but smaller in size, the refills can be costly), double stick tape, Scotch Quick Drying Tacky Glue and this and that.
I am on the lookout for the perfect adhesive and I'd love to hear what YOU use!
Leave me a comment and tell me your thoughts on adhesives!
Thanks for visiting!
ETA- THank you, Ellie, for the great ATG advice! I used your tip and ordered some new refills off Ebay! SO cheap!!! Don't have your email address, but wanted to say Thank you!