A Valentine for The Paper Players # 175

Have you had enough of Red and Green and Holly.  How about a jump start on Valentine’s day with a card for the Paper Players color challenge.


About my card
1.  The timing for this challenge couldn’t have been better. I had just finished up this card on Saturday for an upcoming class I’m hosting in Jan.  Call me crazy, but I like to work ahead.  Anyway, I had this valentine card design in my head and then Sunday morning I open my email to find the same (nearly) colors for the challenge.  Why do I say nearly?  Well I intended to use Raspberry Ripple on my card but realized I was out of card stock in that color.  So I changed it up to Rose Red instead.  I think it would look great in either color.

2.  Backgrounds – today’s card uses the painters tape background technique.  I tore off pieces of painters tape longer than the whisper white cardstock and tapped them onto the pink pirouette and old olive stamp pad, then onto the paper leaving a cool, not too heavy background.

3.  Love Thinlit.  I wanted to use the Love thinlit in some Valentine cards this year.  It would allow me to say I successfully used all three of the words in the thinlit expression collection for a Holiday – Thankful, Merry and Love.  However, I didn’t want the card to be ubber mushy or romantic as I was making it for my class and not everyone needs or wants a mushy love card.  I wanted a card they could send to their spouse, their grandchild, or a friend.  The inside sports the Tags for You stamp “Happy Heart Day”.  I think this card fits that bill.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like my card today and are getting ready for the New year.


What I used
Stamps: Tags for you (inside), Paper; Rose Red, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Ink: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Accessories; Love thinlit, 1 1/4 square punch, Large Heart punch, Alpha Bigz Die, painters tape, envelope punch board, Petite Curly Label punch

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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. WOW, Lynn! This is a showstopper! I love what you have done with this color challenge. This is a gorgeous card. 🙂

  2. I sure like the fresh size of your card Lynn and your background technique! “Love” the sentiment treatment nicely done!!

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