' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Valentine's card - Together

Wednesday 1 February 2023

Valentine's card - Together

Happy day! Today is the day of our new Country View Challenge, hosted this month by Jane who has chosen "Be Sentimental" as this month's theme.
Of course we expect to see lots of Valentine's cards but the main thing is to have a sentiment, a phrase or some inspiring words... so quite a lot of options.

For my Valentine card I used quite a few oldies:

First I cut a piece of masking tape the same size as my base card: 6"x6" and stamped the heart (Papermania Sew Lovely - part of a magazine freebie I believe and probably 10 years old...) on it. I then cut it out, keeping both innie (the heart) and outie to use later.

I left the heart stamp on the stamping platform so I was sure to have the stamp in the right place when I came to stamp it on the base card.

I positioned the outie on my base card and stamped a texture through the heart opening, here a Create A Card stamp by Impression Obsession with a canvas texture.

Then I stamped the heart on the base card, phew perfect placement!

I positioned the innie onto the base card to make sure the sentiment I was going to stamp was in the right place and straight... When happy I took the heart mask off and stamped on the base card.

I added a background with a stencil from the Mini Stencil Set THMST010 (Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz) and some Distress inks.
Finally I added some other words as some sort of embellishments, both by Rubber Dance, the quote by Josiah Holland and the "Always" from a very well liked Nostalgic Couples set and the Together from the Beautiful Words set.

This is taking me back to stamping at its best and, if the object of your affection is far away, perfect for posting as it is absolutely flat with no added weight!

Over to you now, have a look at what the DT made on the Country View Challenge blog and link up your project to the challenge for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop, just make sure you follow ALL the rules (they aren't that many...)

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield   I am entering the SSS Wednesday challenge


  1. I'm a big fan of focal sentiment and quotes and the hear makes a perfect focal element with the graduated stencil work.

    B x

  2. A great Sentimental card Christine. Happy February. Hugs xx

  3. Beautiful card! I love the colours, the background makes the heart really pop - perfect 😊. Happy February! Hugs Jo x

  4. A lovely valentine card that will definitely melt the heart. Thank you for all the lovely comments on my blog. I find I have to do a catch up every now and then...there's just not enough time to go round!

  5. Lovely card. I must get on with one, not long to go xXx

  6. Gorgeous card, Christine! I love the canvas texture of your heart! Have a happy February! xx

  7. Beautiful card, dear Christine! I love the swirly surrounding of the heart.
    Have a happy February! xxx

  8. Super belle cette carte !!! J'aime bien ton idée de texture canvas ajoutée sur ton coeur, c'est le détail qui ajoute à son charme..