Simon Says Stamp | Smitten Release


Hi there!

Can you believe next week is Christmas????  I seriously cannot wait!  I hope you are all as excited as I am!

Of course, now that my Christmas cards are all made and sent, I needed find something else to focus on in my craft studio.  I’m doing some major cleaning and rearranging which I’ll be sharing with you all soon, but I also decided to spend some time focusing on my next card-making holiday – Valentine’s Day .  

I usually only make a handful of Valentines, but I think a lot of the “love” themed products are super versatile and can be used for lots of different occasions just by switching up the colors and sentiments. So that was my approach for the card I’m sharing today!

This card borders on monochromatic and I think that’s what I love about it.  I hope you like it!

To make this card:

  1. Mask off a border on your card front/base – or use a masking stencil.  I created my own stencil by die-cutting a rectangle out of a piece of cardstock but you can use whatever you have on hand.
  2. Stencil the Heart Tweed pattern through the mask using the color of your choice, then remove the stencil and the mask and set the card aside.
  3. Heat emboss several flowers from the Flower Love stamp set on watercolor paper.
  4. Use your Zig Markers to color the flowers.
  5. Die cut or fussy cut the flowers and determine how you want them arranged on your card front – but do not glue them in place – just use the placement as a guide for where to stamp your greeting.
  6. Stamp your greeting in black ink.
  7. Adhere your flowers – use liquid glue for some and pop one up with foam adhesive.
  8. Add a few gems that coordinate with your flowers and background!

It may be too soon for some of you to be thinking about Valentine’s Day – and if so, feel free to tuck this bit of inspiration away until you’re ready – but if you’re looking for your next project, I hope this inspires you to start creating!

Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!



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  1. Susie Wittwer

    This card is beautiful. It gives a feeling of calmness, softness and it’s so sweet.

    • Jean Doeringsfeld

      Thank you so much!


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I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

By nature, I am an uber-organizer and a steadfast planner, but as you’ll see, my creations are much more fluid. And while I love color theory, the concept of lights and shadows, and the importance of depth and perspective – these are not things I worry about when it comes to my creations.

I simply find joy in creating and delight in sharing.

I hope that by sharing my cards and other art with you here on my blog I can inspire you to create something you love!


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