Saturday, 4 February 2012

simply stampin' challenge week 45

We are back on a theme challenge this week at the Simply Stampin' Challenge blog. And the theme this time is Heartfelt - just in time for Valentine's day. Aww, sweet!

So for this week's creation, here is one of the cards that you can at my card club on Monday night!

Friend Valentine

Stamp Set: I {Heart} Hearts, Teen Tiny Wishes
Ink: Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery
Punch: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border
Accessories: Linen Thread, Basic Pearls

I stamped the flourish heart in Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery and Perfect Plum in a line on Vanilla cardstock. I stamped the LOVE heart in Perfect Plum and used a dimensional to adhere it to the Baja Breeze heart. For the middle heart I stamped the Friend heart and cut out the middle section and adhered that to the centre of the Certainly Celery flourish heart. The bottom heart has a small linen thread bow and a pearl on it. I framed this piece of Vanilla cardstock with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch. I stamped the dotted heart all over the background in Certainly Celery ink on Certainly Celery cardstock for a tone on tone effect. Usually I don't stamp the inside of my cards but this time I decided to - at a slight angle, I stamped the dotted heart in Certainly Celery and then flourish heart inside the dotted one in Baja Breeze. I then stamped Happy Valentine's Day in Perfect Plum to finish off!

So, if you would like to make this card and 4 other gorgeous cards why not come along on Monday evening, from 7:30 - 9:30 to make them with some other lovely ladies. Complete with tea and cake! Cost is £7.50.

Now head over to the Simply Stampin' Challenge blog to see the other design team creations and then enter your own! I can't wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy Crafting,

Amanda xx


  1. Gorgeous card Amanda, I love the colours you've used, very calming.
    Kelly xx

    1. Thanks, I really tried to go for romantic but manly, think it worked! x

  2. Very pretty! I love the dotted hearts stamped on the background! It looks like pretty little quilted hearts! Your nontraditional colors are wonderful too!

  3. Very pretty colour combo Amanda! I'm liking the linen thread detail on the heart! Kirei x

    1. Thank you. Thought the pearl in the centre of the bow was a little bit different! Think I'l be doing that again! x

  4. Gorgeous card Amanda, love the colour combo and the scalloped border! I'm so glad to see a stamped inside, you've done it beautifully, it really does add such a lovely finishing touch that ties your design together!
    Ruth x

  5. Love the hearts in the different colours and the little embellishments on each. x