Sunday, February 13, 2022

A Trio of Valentine's Day Cards

I'm sharing a couple of Valentine's Day cards I made with some backgrounds I created a few weeks ago. You can see another card that I made using one of them here.


Backgrounds I made a few weeks ago. 


I die cut a whole bunch of hearts from the one panel. I created three cards featuring them.



Card #1


The background was created with a second generation inking of the Grunge Grid stencil. After you ink up the first piece of cardstock with full color, remove, spritz stencil with water and lay over another piece of cardstock. It produces a beautiful faded version of the first piece.

For the background panel, I added tiny stenciled hearts, black paint splatters and some texture using two texture tiles stamp sets. I die cut the panel, mounted on black and attached to a white base. I stamped the sentiment with black ink and the XO in pink and trimmed to size. 

The hearts came from ink smooshing all the excess ink off the Grunge Grid stencil and my mat from the pink and green backgrounds I created. It wasn't dark enough so I laid down some more ink and picked up more color. 

I die cut the hearts and decided on the placement of the sentiment. Then arranged and glued down the hearts so they cascaded along the edge of the panel. I added the XO to finish it off.

Card #2

The the background for the green version was created in the same way as the pink one. The hearts were cut from the same panel as the first one, spritzed with a glitter spray before attaching to the panel. I did add some extra ink to the hearts to brighten some of them up before adding the glitter.



Card #3. Once I die cut all the hearts from the panel, I decided it was too pretty to throw away and made it into a card. 

I matted the heart panel, after spraying with glitter, on a piece of cardstock inked up with a pale pink ink. I used the same color ink to stamp words and small hearts inside the cut out hearts. Then, I die cut the panel, matted with pink and attached to a white base. I die cut the large heart in three colors, added texture with two texture tiles stamps sets, spritzed with glitter spray and glued to the front. I stamped the sentiments with black, trimmed to size and popped up with foam tape as seen.

Grunge Grid Stencil

Bitty Hearts Stencil

Hearts Die Set

 Texture Tiles 1

Texture Tiles 6 

Much Love

 Love Wordfetti

Typewriter Blocks Alpha

Latte Love(small solid heart) 

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I hope you enjoyed today's card and thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Thanks for showing all the woderful cards you got with the hearts and backgrounds. Thanks for joining us at Double D Challenge Blog. Hope to see your designs in future challenges.

    DD DT

  2. Beautiful cards and awesome backgrounds too! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}
    {Double D}

  3. I love an inky session and you have made so many beautiful things here. Great tips about stencils. The finished backgrounds are so detailed with yummy colours. Thanks for Shopping your Stash with us this time. x

  4. A great collection of heart card...well done!! hanks for play along with our “my heart beets for you” challenge over at SOS!!

  5. Thank you for sharing the how to part of the inking process. I don’t dabble in ink much but might have to try the technique. Thanks for sharing with use at Use Your Stuff

  6. Such gorgeous cards! Loving the panels you made, the pink and green colours remind me of spring 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs Jo x