WPlus9 | Pastel Valentine's Day Card or Love Notes. Video

WPlus9 | Pastel Valentine’s Day Card or Love Notes. Video + Sketch

Hello there! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and so you’ll be seeing more and more love-themed projects from me here on the blog. Today I’m sharing several pastel Valentine’s Day cards or Love Notes that feature simple no-masking stamping. Today’s video also show how to fix little stamping mistakes with the help of colored pencils.

WPlus9 | Pastel Valentine's Day Card or Love Notes. Video

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

I’ve filmed a video tutorial where I am sharing everything in detail. You can watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARDMAKING SKETCH

I love to use sketches as a starting point for my cards. I often sketch out ideas in a notepad and later follow them to create my cards. I made a sketch for the cards I’m sharing today and I’m hoping you’ll find it useful. Pin it, save it, share it, use it!

Sketches for Cards - Card Sketch #1 by Yana Smakula

CARDS DETAILS

I started working on these cards by stamping a beautiful heart-shaped wreath from the Fresh Cut Wreath set onto white cardstock panels (I used a round wreath from this stamp on a set of different cards recently, check it out for more inspiration). If you’d like to have a faint background stamped like I have done on some of the cards here it is best to stamp the background first and than do the rest of the stamping.

WPlus9 | Pastel Valentine's Day Card or Love Notes. Video

I used interlocking rope design from the Dockside Backgrounds stamp set (I recently used another image from this set to complete a set of encouragement cards) and stamped it using WPlus9 Pure Color Fairy Dust ink onto my paper. I love using this color as it is very pale, almost invisible, yet it adds a lot of nice “texture” and detail to the background.

WPlus9 | Pastel Valentine's Day Card or Love Notes. Video

I mentioned recently I love to use pink, yellow and gray for my Valentine’s Day cards. I went with this color combo, but instead of using vibrant colors I picked out very muted, pastel shades. I used Silver Lining, Hayride, Wild Mango, Shell Pink and Little Piggy Pure Color Dye ink colors to do my stamping.

WPlus9 | Pastel Valentine's Day Card or Love Notes. Video

Since I was stamping several panels at once I used my Misti stamp positioner for perfect placement and alignment, although you can stamp this using a clear block.

WPlus9 | Pastel Valentine's Day Card or Love Notes. Video

I used same colors of ink (pinks + yellows + gray) to stamp sentiments.Whimsy Alpha set was used to stamp bold “Love”,” Adore” and “Kisses” and Hand Lettered Thanks as well as the Fresh Cut Wreath to stamp “For You” and “You”.

WPlus9 | Pastel Valentine's Day Card or Love Notes. Video

I trimmed my panels down and adhered them flush onto A2 top folding card bases made out of WPlus9 Coal Mine cardstock. First time using this gray – love it! Its very dark so a white/gold/silver pen will be needed to write a message on the inside.

WPlus9 | Pastel Valentine's Day Card or Love Notes. Video

I embellished my card using clear droplets in two sizes and added tiny white dot details to flower centers.

Since I messed up some of my stamping I used my Prismacolor pencils to quickly fix the problem areas. Watch my video above to learn more. However, if you stamp the background first and later add wreath and sentiment you shouldn’t have any problems like I did.

WPlus9 | Pastel Valentine's Day Card or Love Notes. Video

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

WPlus9 Fresh Cut Wreaths Stamps
WPlus9 Fresh Cut Wreaths Stamps
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Wplus9 Dockside Backgrounds Stamps
Wplus9 Dockside Backgrounds Stamps
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WPlus9 Whimsy Alpha Stamps
WPlus9 Whimsy Alpha Stamps
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Wplus9 Hand Lettered Thanks Stamps
Wplus9 Hand Lettered Thanks Stamps
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WPlus9 Hayride Dye Ink
WPlus9 Hayride Dye Ink
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WP9
WPlus9 Wild Mango Dye Ink Pad
WPlus9 Wild Mango Dye Ink Pad
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WP9
Wplus9 Shell Pink Dye Ink
Wplus9 Shell Pink Dye Ink
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WP9
WPlus9 Little Piggy Dye Ink
WPlus9 Little Piggy Dye Ink
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WP9
WPlus9 Fairy Dust Dye Ink
WPlus9 Fairy Dust Dye Ink
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WP9
WPlus9 Silver Lining Dye Ink
WPlus9 Silver Lining Dye Ink
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WP9
WPlus9 White Cardstock
WPlus9 White Cardstock
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WP9
WPlus9 Coal Mine Cardstock
WPlus9 Coal Mine Cardstock
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WP9
Prismacolor 150 Premier Colored Pencils
Prismacolor 150 Premier Colored Pencils
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SSS
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Clear Droplets (medium)
Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Clear Droplets (medium)
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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SSS | SC | AZ
Misti Stamping Tool
Misti Stamping Tool
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SSS
Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack
Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack
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SSS
EZ Runner Grand - Permanent
EZ Runner Grand – Permanent
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SC | AZ
EZ Runner Grand - Permanent - Refill
EZ Runner Grand – Permanent – Refill
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SC | AZ
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
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SSS | AZ

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8 Comments

    1. Your cards are beautiful! I also like the co;ors that you chose.

    1. These are so delightful. I also appreciate your sharing when things don’t go as expected and “fixes” you use. I also wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed the cards you create using stamps you already have, i.e. the giraffe, the bear etc. It is so tempting to continue to buy the latest and not make use of what you already have. So thank you.

    1. Wonderful, it was very helpful to see how you fixed your card! I pinned your sketch and will use it soon!

    1. Once again Ive fallen in love with one of your cards! Absolutely gorgeous and I’m a big big fan of soft pastels. Thank you for a moist beautiful card

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