Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Creative Confetti : Anything But a Heart

Hello!  I am so happy to be here on this challenge for you.  Can you believe that it is February?  It was a busy month in January and now we are looking at Valentine's month. Certainly, crafty people think of it that way. That made me think of a challenge for you. I know that we all think of Valentine's cards with hearts, and I want you to think outside the box for this challenge.  Let us see if you can make something without a heart. 

My Challenge is to make a Valentine card, you are to use no hearts.  

You can do anything but a heart. 

HOW TO PLAY:  Make a card, you should be able to recognize it as a valentine, but use something other than a heart.  I can think of lots of things that you can find in the Power Poppy shop.  Cherries, berries, red poppies, red roses or any flower.  Use your Valentine colors or any color that makes you think Valentine.  

On to my creation!

 I chose the strawberries from the digital set called Cherries and Berries Just by using red and a red gingham panel it was already looking like a Valentine.  I just needed to change the sentiment.  I used the phrase from Juicy Strawberries' digital stamp and changed the word Friend to Valentine.  

It was easy. 

To complete the card I used a panel of red gingham and I die cut the strawberries that I colored with my Copic markers with Paper Trey Ink Mix and match die called Pretty Brackets die.  The shading and the touches of white gel pen really make them look juicy!

So now it is your turn.  I am so excited to see what you come up with for this challenge.  Don't forget to link up your creations to this challenge.  It will be open for a month.  Happy Stamping.

Until then,


  1. I'll try to comply with the rules of no heart. It might take some restraint on my part though. I sure do love your card and those berries sure do look yummy!

  2. I looked for this right when I got home as I remembered you said you were hosting this month. Your card is fantastic and those berries literally pop of the page! They look so life like! You are making me want to pick them and turn them into a strawberry shortcake too. Well done my friend and I am going to put my thinking cap on and try and play along.

  3. AHmazing! Look at how real and juicy your strawberries look! YUMMY! Your coloring and accents are spot on, so realistic! WOW! My mouth is watering! Well done, Barb!

  4. I love this so much. Beautiful coloring as always, and the bright red and white scream Valentine's Day, even without hearts. Fabulous challenge, you are so stinkin' CLEVER!!!1

  5. What a great idea for a valentine with the berries. Not to mention your coloring rocks. Awesome valentine!