February 7, 2015

Love You More


I'm sharing a Love/Valentine card today! These kind of cards are winding down as i start thinking about Easter and spring!! I am entering this card into 3 challenges. Penny Black Simplicity Challenge (my inspiration came from Christine's card here), Penny Black and More Challenge - Anything Goes, and Marker Pop's Valentine Challenge (i used Copic markers to color Mimi).

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Penny Black
I started by stamping the super adorable Mimi image from Penny Black's Mimi's Love stamp set on white card stock. I colored her with Copic Markers. For the most part i fussy cut her out of the card stock, all but a strip that she is standing on. I trimmed it so its only a small strip.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Penny Black

Here i used Christine's card (link above) as a sketch to design the rest of my card. I found some pretty mint strip pattern paper, trimming it a bit smaller then an A2 white card base. From the same paper pad i used a black chalkboard sheet and added a strip of it to the left of my card base. I added the stripe paper to my cardbase after rounding the top right corner. 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Penny Black

I made sure that the strip paper was the same width as the little strip that Mimi is standing on. I added it to the stripe panel with foam dots. Christine had a few enamel dots on her card along the bottom, but i decided to spread my enamel dots out a little. I used a couple different shades of mind and adhered them to my card.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Penny Black
Last i had to add a sentiment. I cut a strip of white card stock and stamped the sentiment Love You More from Penny Black's So Very Much stamp set. I notched the right end, then trimmed off a little off the left side so i could staple the banner to my card. I trimmed off any over hang.

I really love how this turned out with the pink, mint and black! Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Stamps: Penny Black -So Very Much, Mimi's Love
Pattern Paper: We R Memory Keepers - Chalkboard
Enamel Dots: MME - Lost & Found Christmas, Kathy Davis - Ambrosia
Copic Markers


  1. Dana, you've done it! You've officially added new definitions to 'cute and adorable' with this sweet card! Your Mimi is a delight, dressed in her charming heart-patterned dress (your colouring...in awe), and you've certainly given her center stage in the background and placement you've chosen. Ultra wonderful, my friend!

  2. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful card! It's so sweet and simple, just like that adorable image. Oh how I WISHED we carried Penny Black images in our store - I love them! Wonderful coloring, and the papers are perfect. Thanks a bunch for participating in our Valentine's Day Challenge over at MarkerPop! (I'm going to share this on our FB page - it's great inspiration for all our crafters)

  3. Oh, how ADORABLE is this?!!...Love that little girl!

  4. Just the cutest image! I love all the mint too!

  5. Dana, she is so precious with her little heart outfit and I adore this fun layout!! :)

  6. I absolutely love how you colored Mimi and contrasted her pinks with the background mint! Such a sweet card!

  7. Such a cute and pretty card Dana. I love the PB Mimi images they are so adorable. I have several Mimi stamps and they work well for many different occasions.
    Thank you for sharing your gorgeous work with us at Penny Black and more for our challenge this month. Good luck in our prize draw and we hope you will join us again next month.


  8. Absolutely gorgeous card!!!

    Warm hugs

  9. A very sweet card Dana. Love how you colored Mimi, and the background looks fantastic.
    So happy you played along with us at Penny Black and More!

  10. EEEEK this is so cute! I love the mint - she just pops :)

  11. Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x