Tech Support Clean and Simple Valentine Card

by Joanne James19. January 2023 10:40

Today I'm sharing a second entry for the challenge over at Just Us Girls where the word of the week is 'heart', this time using the sketch over at TGIF Challenges (turned through 90 degrees):  


I decided it was time to make my Valentine's Day card for my DH so I pulled a not-yet used stamp set from the shelf that I had purchased with him in mind and set to work - take a look:


 Here's the low-down on today's card:

Tech Support - Stampin' Up! suggests that the Tech Support stamp set is perfect to “Captcha” the heart of your computer-savvy loved ones and i couldn't agree more! My husband is a lover of all things tech and I knew from the moment I saw it this word be the perfect set for cards to make him smile. It is perfect for a clean, and uncluttered Valentine's card - and I love that the 'autocomplete' options also has a tongue-in-cheek reference to one of my favourite films too, that won't go unnoticed. 

A Binary Message - Did you know that the stamp that has two rows of 1s and 0s actually spells a message in binary code, the language used in digital computers? I am reliably informed it spells 'for you' - who knew?! I stamped this repeatedly to achieve the banner effect of the TGIF sketch, stamping directly onto my cardbase, rather than use another layer. 

All About Alignment - The trickiest part on today's card was creating the banner element. I used my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to repeatedly stamp the two rows of 1s and 0s down the centre of my card; you could of course use a Stamparatus stamping platform too, but for repeats that are so close together I prefer the former. I will confess, I took a few attempts before I had a perfect cardfront - I accidentally smudged a few, but got there in the end. I added a Sweet Sorbet heart to my message block for a final pop of colour - I did take the Just Us Girls theme this week quite literally, and used just one heart - I love that it has a digital appearance too and is in keeping with the other stamps in the Tech Support set:

I added a mat layer of Sweet Sorbet too just to add a little more colour, although this card is intentionally neutral - it is a man's card after all, so too much pink would not be welcome! I am so glad I have inked up this set at last - the punny sentiments are perfect for the tech geeks in our lives!

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; I have some crafting time today which is awesome so will be getting a few extra makes together to share with you. I'll be 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 (5) -

Bree Renwick
Bree RenwickUnited States
1/19/2023 5:13:06 PM #

This is such a great card!  This stamp set is one that I have overlooked, but need to take a closer look at!  Thanks for joining us at TGIF Challenges!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/20/2023 9:43:38 PM #

Thanks Bree - I was reminded of this set when I saw a friend use it this week, so I'm paying it forward! Great sketch too.

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
1/19/2023 8:49:54 PM #

Brilliant card Joanne - I haven't used this set nearly enough.  Off to dust it off!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/20/2023 9:44:41 PM #

Same here Deborah!! I bought this set as a 'keeper', but it's the first time I've used it - time to remedy that!

VickyUnited Kingdom
1/21/2023 9:01:39 PM #

Oh this set is so much fun! How perfect for your tech-loving husband Smile Vicky x

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