'I Do Love You' Valentine's Card

by Joanne James8. February 2015 08:00

Good morning lovely blog readers! Today it's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players, where this week the lovely Nance has this great colour combination for us:


I also used this week's sketch over at Mojo Monday for the layout of today's card. I was tempted to use the florals in the inspiration photo as the starting point for my card - isn't the badge great? Nance creates all our blog challenge badges and does such a fantastic job, thank you Nance! - but in the end the lure of my 'Stacked with Love' DSP paper stack was too strong and I decided to make another Valentine's card! Come and take a look:


I used one of the large sentiments from the 'Big on You' stamp set as the focal point for my card and stamped it in Versamark on blackboard paper and heat embossed in white. I rubbed a little white kraft ink around the edges to add to the chalkboard look and feel of this panel. The large sentiment allowed me to use a number of the other DSP patterns for the background layers to my card. Red and black are clearly taking centre stage on my card, but there are a couple of pops of Calypso Coral - both the flag banner behind the strip of punched hearts and in the popped-up heart, finished with a Real Red bow cut with one of the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit accessory dies and a rhinestone. I haven't made a card using these papers for over a week and I was clearly getting withdrawal symptoms; having got them back out on the desk I've been creating with them again and I have a few more cards to share that feature them this week, so stay tuned!

Before you reach for your ink pads, do visit the other design team members to see what interesting ideas they've had this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 

I look forward to seeing your projects in the gallery this week. I'm off to hockey this morning and looking forward to an afternoon with a spot of crafting and some fun with the rest of the family before the new week starts again in earnest.

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

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


Comments (20) -

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
2/8/2015 3:53:01 PM #

LOVE this, Joanne!  The big sentiment is perfect for the sketch and you've done a wonderful job showcasing so many great patterns from this DSP stack!  Thanks for your sweet words about the badges--it's so much fun making them!  Thanks for rockin' my colors with this bold beauty!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/8/2015 9:15:45 PM #

Thanks Nance - I'm not one to normally mix lots of patterns, but the bold sentiment allowed me to get away with it here - and I love these papers! A great colour choice this week!

Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
2/8/2015 7:51:02 PM #

Love that big, bold sentiment and the fun mix of patterns, Joanne! The little bow die cut is just adorable on the heart, too!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/8/2015 9:16:39 PM #

Thanks Sandy - I love these big sentiment stamps! Glad you like my little bow too Smile

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/9/2015 12:49:05 AM #

What a perfect way to use this big sentiment!  It looks exactly like a chalkboard!  I love your little banner of hearts too!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/9/2015 10:02:39 AM #

Thank you my friend - there is a lot of DSP on there for me, but I think it kind of works!!

Debbie Mageed
Debbie MageedUnited States
2/9/2015 1:29:46 AM #

I love your sentiment choice with the DSP. It sure makes it center stage and wonderful without a whole lot of fuss! Beautiful!!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/9/2015 10:03:06 AM #

Thanks Debbie - I love this stamp set for a big statement!

Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
2/9/2015 2:05:30 AM #

I love that embossed sentiment, and the papers are so fun, what a cute Valentine!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/9/2015 10:03:46 AM #

Thank you Laurie - a few more days to squeeze in some Valentines before we're all done for another year!!

KarrenJNew Zealand
2/9/2015 6:57:42 AM #

What a great idea to make a chalkboard card!  Fabulous use of the colors and a gorgeous card!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/9/2015 10:04:32 AM #

Thanks Karren - I really like the new chalkboard paper, it has a lovely matt feel and provides a sharp contrast to the white.

JuleeUnited States
2/9/2015 11:25:16 PM #

So darling! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/10/2015 5:57:03 PM #

Thanks so much Julee - another great sketch this week!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
2/10/2015 4:58:48 AM #

What a fabulous combination of patterns with the challenge colors. Wow! I am also a fan of big, bold sentiments and you really knocked it out of the park with this card. Fantastic! Smile

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/10/2015 5:57:35 PM #

Thanks Anne Marie - so glad you like it!

Shannon Jaramillo
Shannon JaramilloUnited States
2/11/2015 5:35:31 PM #

Wow! I love what you've done with that big sentiment! You've made it so bright and strong that it can support all of the strong papers behind it! SOOO very pretty! The little die cut bow in the middle of your heart is such an adorable accent!!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
2/12/2015 7:01:36 PM #

I DO LOVE...this card! The bold sentiment is awesome! But, my favorite part is the heart with bow and bling! Fabulous as always!

jaydeeUnited States
2/14/2015 6:58:49 PM #

Joanne, the bold sentiment is perfect with these bold colors.  I love the little bow on the heart.  Fabulous card

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
2/14/2015 9:47:57 PM #

I adore this Big, Bold, Colorful card!  I love the mix of patterned papers and the chalkboard look!  GREAT card!  XX

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