WPlus9 | Scored Background Easy Valentine's Day Card by Yana Smakula using Valentine Wishes and Fresh Cut Wreath stamp sets #valentineday #cardmaking #stamping #wplus9

WPlus9 | Scored Background Easy Valentine’s Day Card

Some of you will say that it’s too early to even begin thinking about Valentine’s Day, not to mention make love cards! And you are probably right. But I wanted to make a quick Valentine’s Day card for my hubby so I did! Be sure to save this post or pin this card idea and come back to it before February 14th.

WPlus9 | Scored Background Easy Valentine's Day Card by Yana Smakula using Valentine Wishes and Fresh Cut Wreath stamp sets #valentineday #cardmaking #stamping #wplus9

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CARD DETAILS

I used two stamp sets to create this card – a stunning floral heart from the Fresh Cut Wreath stamp set (see more inspiration using this set here) – I simply adore it for elegant & simple cards and Valentine Wishes set for the sentiment (another favorite of mine and one of the first sets I purchased from WPlus9).

This handmade card uses Nuvo Drops as a background element. Want to see 4 other ways you can use Nuvo Drops from Tonic Studios in card making? Check out this article – 5 Ways to Use Nuvo Drops.

I stamped my wreath using two colors of ink – Last Leaf and Appletini (I inked up the bottom portion of the wreath using the darker green for a bit of an ombre look) and added flowers in Little Piggy & Cranberry Crush. I just wanted to have pinks and green on this project although this wreath is designed in such a way that you can easily stamp flowers using different ink colors.

WPlus9 | Scored Background Easy Valentine's Day Card by Yana Smakula using Valentine Wishes and Fresh Cut Wreath stamp sets #valentineday #cardmaking #stamping #wplus9

I also stamped a banner and sub sentiment onto a separate piece of paper and cut it out using a companion die. Together with the main sentiment stamped inside the wreath it reads “”Love You Still. Always Have, Always Will”. I thought about heat embossing the sentiment in gold, but ended up going with black for a simpler and cleaner look.

WPlus9 | Scored Background Easy Valentine's Day Card by Yana Smakula using Valentine Wishes and Fresh Cut Wreath stamp sets #valentineday #cardmaking #stamping #wplus9

To add texture to this card I used my scoring board (I’m using a Martha Stewart Scoring Board, it has been discontinued, but any scoring surface will work for this) and added score lines every half of an inch avoiding the wreath area. So easy to do and the result, I think, is stunning. This might be my new favorite technique. We’ll see!

WPlus9 | Scored Background Easy Valentine's Day Card by Yana Smakula using Valentine Wishes and Fresh Cut Wreath stamp sets #valentineday #cardmaking #stamping #wplus9

I adhered my stamped and scored background onto an A2 side folding card base, foam mounted my die cut banner on top and added a tiny pearl onto every line crossing to add a bit of elegance to this card. I used Nuvo Drops from Tonic to create pearls as I didn’t have any hard pearls in my stash of this size. I left it overnight to dry.

I can’t say this a guy Valentine’s Day card, but I love the way it turned out, so that’s the card my hubby is going to get! Have fun stamping!

STEP BY STEP

As I was making this card I took several photos with my phone to document the process. I’m hoping you’ll find it useful! Feel free to save this photo or pin it to Pinterest to one of your boards! Click to enlarge it.

WPlus9 | Scored Background Easy Valentine's Day Card by Yana Smakula using Valentine Wishes and Fresh Cut Wreath stamp sets #valentineday #cardmaking #stamping #wplus9

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 Valentine Wishes Stamp Set
Wplus9 Valentine Wishes Stamp Set
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Wplus9 Valentine Wishes Designer Dies
Wplus9 Valentine Wishes Designer Dies
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WPlus9 Little Piggy Dye Ink
WPlus9 Little Piggy Dye Ink
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WPlus9 Cranberry Crush Dye Ink
WPlus9 Cranberry Crush Dye Ink
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WPlus9 Last Leaf Dye Ink
WPlus9 Last Leaf Dye Ink
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WP9
WPlus9 Appletini Dye Ink
WPlus9 Appletini Dye Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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SSS
Tonic Ivory Seashell Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Ivory Seashell Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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14 Comments

    1. Oh, the embossed lines make this card look so elegant! I had forgotten about this technique, but I must use it soon. Thank you for the inspiration, Yana!

    1. Beautiful! Love the soft colours, which makes it so elegant. The score lines add so much.

    1. Hi Yana,

      I am sure your Husband will love this card as it has been made by you. I love the subtle colours used and the scoring is fab (I’m going to try this out) and what a great idea when you have no pearls; use white Nuvo drops. :O)

    1. WOW! That is a beautiful card. That background is everything. It took an already beautiful card and made it stunningly beautiful. Your husband is going to love it not just because it was made by you but because it was made with love and came from the heart.

    1. Stunning card Yana. Thankyou for showing a step by step tutorial xxx. The wreath is great as, like you’ve shown can be stamped multiple times to get the leaf’s & flower colours separate. Thankyou for sharing xxx

    1. Love your work. So elegant. I hope one day my cards are as awesome as yours..thx’s for sharing…..

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