Valentine Heart


Just in case you forgot, today was Valentine’s Day, and this was my card to my gorgeous hubby. The background is ordinary tissue paper glued onto the card. I diecut the heart and then diecut the “love” word from Clearly Besotted. The greeting, also by Clearly Besotted, was stamped onto black cardstock then embossed in white. A few red heart sequins finished it in CAS style.


I’m entering this into the challenges at:


CAS Valentine’s

Although I made a card the other day for my husband for Valentine’s day, I decided it was too girlie in the end and made this one instead:

I don’t think it could be more CAS! I cut a heart out on my Sizzix Eclips, and the U out of the middle of it in Cafe Rojo font which is my “go-to” font for cutting machines. The inking & sponging was all done with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink.

I’m entering this into the challenge at Addicted to CAS where the theme is Love.

And this is . . .

. . . a Valentine’s card for my husband. At least, that’s what I intended it to be but now it’s finished I’m not so sure – it’s a bit too girly for him so I might have to think again.

Anyway, this was inspired by the challenge over at CASology where the cue card is “And”. I racked my brains for a while & as my husband often bursts into song when prompted by something we say (and they’re usually songs from the 70s/80s) I eventually thought of Luther Vandross’ song “Always & Forever”. I’ve also decided to enter it into Challenge #3 – Use Monochromatic Pink – at the Card Concept.

The ampersand was cut out on my Sizzix Eclips; I can’t remember which font I used but I tweaked it a bit anyway to make sure the cuts weren’t too narrow. I backed this with a backing paper I made myself a while ago from a background stamp, inked with Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy. The “Always” was cut from the same paper on my Eclips. The letters were so small I lost the w for a while! The “forever” was written using a Stardust pen, again on my Eclips, as I’d just bought the pen holder & wanted to try it out.

I finished the card off with a tiny heart stamp inked with Memento Rhubarb Stalk. I had intended to mount the finished piece onto a piece of red card but messed up the cutting & had no more red card – hence the two corner pieces instead.
Finished card size: 15cm x 10.5cm
Cardstock: AnnaMarie Designs
Stamps: Darkroom Door DDBS003 Floral
Inks: Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy, Memento Rhubarb Stalk

CAS Valentine’s Card

I always struggle to make Valentine’s cards for my husband; anything too romantic would be a big mistake so I spend ages searching the internet for inspiration.  This year my inspiration was the second card in the set shown here.

 Ink: DewDrop Pearlescent Poppy Brilliance.  Heart stamp free with Craft Stamper magazine.  Background stamp by Darkroom Door, letters Papermania Serif Alphabet.