Monday, January 28, 2019

Valentines and Polka Dots

It is always a challenge to make Valentine cards for the grandsons.  Even using just black and white I'm not sure this card is masculine enough with the polka dots.  Hope so.

The border is Washi tape.  I cut the heart out of the white cardstock with an un-named die, then made the black frame with that die and the next larger one. A piece of the polka dot paper in the shape of the heart is adhered to the back of the white cardstock negative space.
Sentiment is embossed onto a strip of black cardstock.  I then cut that strip with the die so the edges were exact shape of the heart edges.
MFT sketch

Other challenges:
Stamploration Love Hop
Simon Monday - love is in the air
Simon Wednesday - have a heart 
Cut It Up - hearts
Word Art Wednesday - anything
House that Stamps Built - anything


  1. I love your polka dots card and I think yes it's masculine and the black just pop! Thank you Marsha for partying with us at STAMPlorations "Hey, Love Blog Hop & Linky Party" and Good Luck :)
    Hugs and smiles,
    STAMPlorations Design Team
    Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}

  2. Good job in my opinion. Have to agree about making Valentines for the grandsons. I have the same problem. I think I may use your card a point of reference for my own! Thanks!

  3. What a lovely card. I like your CAS design. Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. Cute!! I think this can totally work for a grandson! Personally, I love the polka dots, and adding the to the heart die cut is a fun touch! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  5. What a perfect valentine for your grandson! I love the black and white! Thanks so much for linking up to the Anything Goes challenge over on The House That Stamps Built!

  6. I really love how this turned out and yes! I definitely think it is perfect for males! I think the color palette is bold and stunning to whomever would receive this card and I like how you branched out into a unique color combo. Thanks for sharing such a creative project with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  7. Stunning. I like the black and white color combo but I seldom use it. Thanks for sharing with STAMPlorations love blog hop.