Driving By With Love Clean And Simple

by Joanne James7. February 2022 10:00

This is my second card for today, again using the 'Driving By' stamp set that I made with a few challenges in mind:


It uses the current Color Throwdown colours and is most definitely a clean and simple take on the codeword at Addicted to CAS this week which is 'Hearts' - and it's another vehicle for the 'V is for Vehicle' challenge over at the Alphabet Challenge blog. I was inspired by a few clean and simple cards that one of the Stampin' Up! Artisans had posted on Instagram that used white ink on a kraft cardbase, so decided to take the fun open top sports car from 'Driving By' and replace the oval balloons with some heart-shaped ones - take a look:


The car and sentiment is stamped in white kraft ink and not heat-embossed, hence the paler appearance (in hindsight, I think I should maybe have used my Stamparatus to get a stronger image - I'll remember that next time!) I used the heart stamp from 'Here Together' and stamped the heats onto the ends of my freehand strings, adding highlights and some dots between the tiny stamped hearts with my chalk marker (these tiny hearts are from the 'Rainbow of Happiness' stamp set). I coloured my trio of hearts using my dry watercolour pencils in Cherry Cobbler, Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo to allow for some grainy shading: 

My sentiment is from the 'Happy & Heartfelt' stamp set and I finished with a freehand squiggly frame and some linen thread.

So what do you think? This was a bit of an experiment for me as I rarely use Crumb Cake as a base, but I do like the way it really highlights the three pink hearts. Besides, it's always fun to try something new - especially when the stamp was a freebie to boot! Yay for free products and Sale-A-Bration - you have until the end of the month to get your hands on yours!

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. 

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


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (5) -

VickyUnited Kingdom
2/7/2022 3:17:23 PM #

What a sweet card Joanne! I love that you stamped in white and allowed the colour focus to be on the trio of balloons. The whimsical frame is a lovely touch too as is your trademark fabulous bow! Vicky x


2/7/2022 6:29:46 PM #

You've created a wonderful Valentine's card, and the convertible with balloons is such a great motif! I like how you used white lines on a kraft card base, and the twine is such a perfect addition to highlight the road. The heart shaped balloons are such an eye-catcher, a pop of colour that will bring a smile on somebody's face. Thanks for joining the Alphabet challenge.

Hugs, Veronika


Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
2/8/2022 10:43:40 AM #

That's so pretty - I love the muted colours. Thanks for joining us again at the Alphabet Challenge


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/9/2022 9:58:18 PM #

White on Crumb Cake is a lovely combination. I love your freehand border and the additions you've done with the chalk marker. Good advice to use the Stamparatus for extra depth of colour. The white ink always dries paler than it stamped, I find.


JaydeeUnited States
2/18/2022 11:08:13 PM #

Joanne, I love that you did white on kraft and that subtle pink coloring is fabulous.  A perfect love card and I love it Smile
So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week


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