Thursday, February 11, 2021

Be My Love Bug

 Today's Valentine card is a CAS - Clean and Simple - design using one of the many Recollections clear stamp sets.  This one has lots of adorable Valentine cuties that give you endless possibilities, many that don't require coloring skills too.

For this one, I stamped the image in black and did the hearts and the string heart in red Versa Claire.  If you aren't familiar with 'jar' stamping, always stamp your inside image first, then add the jar 'on top' of the first stamped image.  I added a little bit of Copic BG11 around the edge of the jar and C3 on the lid.   I colored in the two red hearts around the words with R24 and then added a shadow with W3.

Next I used the Gina Marie Designs Wonky Stitched Rectangle die for the edge on the colored image and on the heart patterned paper also. I layered and secured both layers on a matching green A2 sized card base to complete the card. 

If this was for an older child or an adult adding enamel dots and/or a ribbon would have easily taken it up a notch to meet those needs. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.


I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges:

Little Patch of Crafty Friends ~ Challenge #151  

The Paper Players ~ PP527 ~ Hearts 

Sweet Stamping ~ Love 

Pam's Pearls 



  1. Very cute Valentine! Love that little bug spreading love. Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players this week.

  2. What a cutie Pam, and thanks for the tip about stamping the jar image after the inside image.
    Stay safe

  3. Adorable! That stitched frame is such a fun detail, too. Thank you so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

  4. Darling little Valentine! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

  5. Adorable Valentine card Pamela. Love your stamping and colouring tips.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #151 sponsored by Lemon Shortbread.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions