Friday, February 5, 2016

All Boy Valentine

Making a boy-themed Valentine card is pretty challenging! It can't be too mushy. It can't be too girly, and it most definitely can't be all pink. Or all red. Or all purple. What it can have is a boy, and blue, and not-so-girly border.

I started by stamping the adorable Oliver from The Greeting Farm's OA-Surprise stamp set onto some marker paper and colored him in with Copics. The fun thing about using a stamp like this is that you can personalize it with favorite colors. And you can still sneak in a bit of cuteness on the little present with polkadots.

The rest of the card was kept pretty simple. I added a strip of blue chevron patterned paper to the left side, and die-cut a notebook edge (die now retired)on a white cardstock panel. I adhered the two together and added Oliver with foam squares.

All that was left was the sentiment. I stamped a not-too-mushy sentiment in pink onto a banner die-cut and added it to the card. I sneakily added a couple sparkly pink enamel dots and the card was done!

Thanks for reading.


  1. LOVE the border idea! Definitely adds more interest than a straight line - although what's not to love about a straight line! The little guy is so cute and your card is lovely!

    1. I love a straight line, too, but I figured spicing it up now and then adds something a little different. And I don't want anyone getting tired of the same old same old layouts. XD