Abstract Beauty Yay For Love Valentine FF102

by Joanne James4. February 2022 09:00

Today I have my card for the new challenge over at Festive Friday:


The challenge that we are celebrating this week is Valentine's Day which is on February 14th. Remember the fun thing is that at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion; your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. This week I used pink, romantic sentiment, hearts, watercolour and aperture and this is what I came up with:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I decided to create a Valentine's card using a combination of both paper and pre-cut pieces from the Abstract Beauty Ephemera pack, based around the gold and white frame and watercoloured heart, layering them onto my cardfront until I was happy with the balance of elements. I added some black adhesive-backed hexagons and gold twine bow and finished my card with a fun sentiment from the 'Happy & Heartfelt' set, stamped in Magenta Madness to match my cardbase and fussy cut:

I added another sentiment from the same set and an offcut strip of paper to decorate the inside of my card to finish: 

I really like that this card with its modern, rather eclectic, feel - a change from the more traditional red and pink, hearts and flowers - although I still have some of those to share with you too! I'm linking today's card up with the lovely ladies over at SUO Challenges where they are asking us for Valentines-themed projects too.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

How does our board inspire you? I can’t wait to see what YOU create! For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team:

Ann Schach
Beth McCullough
Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Melanie Hungerford
Helen Jennings
Stephanie Lanzalotto
Melva Peters
Diane Evans
Joanne James - you are here!

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (14) -

Diane Evans
Diane EvansCanada
2/4/2022 3:38:18 PM #

Joanne, this card is amazing.  I must try doing this type of grouping,  It is so effective.  Thanks


Melva Peters
Melva PetersCanada
2/4/2022 4:58:33 PM #

Love your card Joanne!  


AnnUnited States
2/5/2022 1:19:01 AM #

Beautiful, Joanne! I love the touches of gold and the collage-type grouping of elements!!! Well done! Have a wonderful weekend!


Beth McCullough
Beth McCulloughUnited States
2/5/2022 2:50:21 AM #

Darling card, Joanne!  Love how you put this #bright&happy card together so perfectly Smile


Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Sharon Hashimoto BurkertUnited States
2/6/2022 5:29:53 AM #

I love this card.  I want to make it.  I saw those elements and thought someone is going to make something stunning with it and you are that person!


Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
2/6/2022 7:16:18 PM #

Oh gosh, Joanne - LOVE THIS!  Such a fun little collection of elements, I love the little focus area - what a great way to use that frame!  This whole layout is so cheery!  Thanks so much for playing at SU Only!


Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
2/6/2022 9:36:33 PM #

Beautiful - love that watercoloured heart!


Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
2/7/2022 12:50:09 PM #

I love all of the wonderful little elements you used to create this fun card. The colors remind me of sherbet and the gold accents are fantastic.


VickyUnited Kingdom
2/7/2022 3:28:22 PM #

I love a collage style card Joanne and this is perfect with those fabulous fresh colours. Very inspiring! Vicky x


Natalie Arnold
Natalie ArnoldUnited Kingdom
2/7/2022 5:18:39 PM #

Love this Joanne the combination of items you used from the festive friday list are just perfect together, making a really lovely valentine's card. Thankyou so much for taking part in the SUOchallenge hope to see you on the next one x


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/9/2022 10:07:02 PM #

That's a beautiful romance card, not just Valentines but also for engagements or even a wedding. You've showed off all the elements really well and I was struck by how useful the ephemera pack would be for scrapbooking.


JaydeeUnited States
2/13/2022 11:42:47 PM #

Seriously... gold stripes, polka dot, foil and hearts!  What else do you need to make a gorgeous Valentines.   Uh.. NOTHING..  It's fabulous


Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
2/14/2022 6:23:37 PM #

I absolutely love this and this is one of my favorite types of cards to design. Perfect whimsical colors. This is perfection to me! Thank you so much for playing along with us at SUOChallenges.com and we hope to see you back again tomorrow for our heat embossing challenge!


Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
2/16/2022 5:30:14 PM #

Adorable card, Joanne!  I love the look of that fussy-cut sentiment--that set is one of my very favorites from the last year or two!  And I love that you used Magenta Madness, that color takes me straight back to the 80s! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!


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