Valentine’s Day is my favorite card making excuse, er, holiday. I love sending valentines to my children, my friends, military troops, and of course, the Hubster.

Imagine my delight when I got this new paper pack — Kissing Booth — from BasicGrey:

Being the Queen of Impatient Stampers, I had to make something RIGHT THIS MINUTE.

So I made this very simple, very plain card from this adorable paper:

Just the paper, some distressing and I was done. Hmmm…. that really is way too simple…. I need to add something….

I got a little more creative by cutting out hearts from another paper and actually stamping:

(background: envelope lining by Hero Arts; love by Stampin’ Up) To create the varigated background I inked up my stamp (with a pigment pink), put the stamp on the table (rubber-side up) and pressed my card to the stamp. I used my thumbs to press a little more firmly in a few areas to get that random extra texture.

Okay… now I’m gettin’ into the swing of things:

(paper, BasicGrey; envelope lining background Hero Arts; words Stampin’ Up; heart trio Stampendous!  The brown ink is a yummy dye ink from the ColorBox Stephanie Barnard line) 

Thanks for stopping by … I’ll have more valentines coming up. I can’t stop using this paper!