Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Black and White Valentine

Do you find it difficult to make Valentines for guys?  I do. Every year I make Valentines for each of my family members (4 daughters, their husbands, 2 sons, their wives, 5 granddaughters, 7 grandsons).  The grandsons aren't too much of a problem, although one is a teenager now, but I do find it hard to make cards for my sons and SIL's.  It is different when making one for your husband because you can be more sentimental but I don't want to be too "smoochy" with the other men in my life.  Anyway, a long intro to say that this is one of the cards I came up with.  Because of time restraints this year, I am breaking tradition and making this one for all the guys. I usually make each card different for each individual.

The sketch is at Stamploration
My Washi tape doesn't get much attention but that is what I used behind the sentiment cutout.  The sentiment is actually a SVG file that I printed but did not cut.  It is cut out with a DIe-namic Stitched Rectangle.  The little hearts are from a Verve Stamp set.

Happy Little Stamper - CAS
Stamploration - sketch
W2CB - inspirational quote
Tuesday Throwdown - anything
Double D - black and white
Word Art Wednesday - anything
7 Kids College Fund - anything
Happy Little Stamper - dies
Crop Stop - anything
Stamploration - CAS


  1. GREAT job Marsha! This is just the perfect design for those guys in our lives! Love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘BLACK & WHITE’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  2. Great use of the Sketch! This is a great masculine Valentine--they are not easy! Love your Washi Tape and that big bold sentiment. This is wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Donna, DT Member.

  3. That's a great guy card! Perfect colors and sentiment! Thanks so much for linking your lovely card to CropStop!

  4. What a wonderful card for your SILs. I love the black and white theme too. I think it looks so elegant. Really awesome idea!

  5. Marsha, This is a perfect guy Valentine, and I love that use of washi tape... not to mention your interpretation of that sketch. What a great job! Thanks so much for joining this challenge for a second time at Words 2 Craft By. :)

  6. Fabulous card...love it!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT

  7. I absolutely ADORE that sentiment!! Great take on the sketch and fabulous design! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-guest designer

  8. Great take on the sketch and it would definitely suit a male recipient.
    Thanks for linking up at STAMPlorations. :)

  9. Hi MArsha, super card, telling it the way it is! Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday! Ginny M, DT

  10. Super design for our current challenge of black and white, thanks for entering....xx  Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

  11. Marsha, this is a perfect masculine Valentine's card and I agree they're not easy to do! Just love your Washi tapes behind the sentiment...an awesome card with just enough going on for a man! Thank you for joining us at W2CB for our current challenge!

  12. Great design and sentiment. Thanks for playing with us at HLS anything goes with dies!

  13. Interesting card. I like to use washi tape.
    Thank you for sharing with us on HLS CAS
    BozenA DT HLS

  14. Such a stylish card, love mono colour. Wasn't sure where the stencil was used but it certainly looks great :)
    Thanks so much for joining us for the Happy Little Stampers Clean & Simple Challenge