Forever And Always Valentines Card CCS455

by Joanne James1. February 2022 13:00

This is my second post of today - to read all about the pre-release of skin-tone Blends and the exclusive 'All Together' bundle, please see my earlier post here.

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches. YoonYoung is hosting this month and our first challenge is a colour challenge: 


These colours are perfect for Valentine's so I dug out a bunch of my favourite retired Valentine's bits and pieces and along with the Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch and some inspiration from my talented blog friend Kim Singdahlsen, I set to work! This is what I came up with:


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

I absolutely loved this card that Kim made for last week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge - isn't that stencilled background amazing?! I didn't have anything similar in my stash, but decided that the TSOT sketch was perfect for a trio of (retired Sweet & Sassy Framelits) diecut hearts in this week's challenge colours, so I made my own stencil from a retired Detailed Hearts Die and blended all three colours into the central background circle to bring the diecuts together. I added a diecut and stamped sentiment from another retired stamp and die set, 'Forever & Always' and the Always Dies to complete my card:


These will always be some of my most favourite Valentine's items - so timeless and therefore super useful! 

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. 

As a reminder, for our colour challenges, you must use all of the stated challenge colours. You may also use neutral colours; however, the challenge colours should be the most noticeable ones featured on your card. We use Stampin' Up! color names for reference, but you are welcome to use any other companies' products as long as you match the challenge colours as closely as possible.

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


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

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Comments (10) -

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
2/1/2022 5:21:27 PM #

Just stunning, Joanne - LOVE these dies and your pretty layout so much.  Just the sweetest!  I had to double check I was at the right challenge - this would be perfect for Retro Rubber, too, lol.  Thanks so much for playing at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!

2/1/2022 7:34:29 PM #

Beautiful!! Love the delicate hearts die cut in the background, and the way you used layers and still kept your card simple is great!! I can never do that Smile Love this card!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/1/2022 9:06:06 PM #

The circle of hearts in the background is gorgeous! Love that layout - it's a great card.

Donna Scholz
Donna ScholzUnited States
2/1/2022 9:53:52 PM #

Joanne, what a beautiful Valentine's Day card you've created! I love all the monochrome touches you've added, as well as the layers and interpretation of our Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch! Your sponging for the circular background is just perfect... even though it has so many delicious details your card definitely gives the CAS feel. Well done! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card and creative talents with us at TSOT!!! -Donna

YoonYoung Kim
YoonYoung KimKorea
2/2/2022 9:40:42 AM #

Awesome Valentine card, Joanne. Love the stenciled background.

Nancy Elrick
Nancy ElrickCanada
2/2/2022 4:11:00 PM #

Such a lovely card... you used the colours perfectly!

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
2/5/2022 10:52:38 PM #

Stenciling can be the perfect accent, can't it??!  LOVE your layers!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
2/6/2022 9:37:47 PM #

Love this - that stencilled background gives it a real lift

2/7/2022 2:36:21 AM #

Super clever idea to make your own stencil from a die cut! The stenciled area is the perfect background for your die cut hearts. Great Valentine's Card. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

sue n.

Cécile RIBON
Cécile RIBONFrance
2/8/2022 12:17:15 PM #

An awesome take on the challenges colors Joannes! This card is so simple and so eye catching. I love the gorgeous stenciled background.

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