Thursday, February 1, 2018

Joy Clair Challenge using Valentine Background and Best Buds

Hello and welcome!  There's a brand new challenge over at Joy Clair starting today!
Joy Clair challenges are always Anything Goes but you can also choose to be inspired by the challenge graphic if you like!  Here's the inspiration!

 I'm here today with a card using two of the new release sets from Joy Clair - I think they are so cute!   I used Joy Clair Best Buds and Joy Clair Valentine Background stamp sets.  


Here's how I made this:

1)  Cut a strip of patterned paper and stamp the Valentine background:

2)  Mat that paper on a black piece of card stock, then stamp the two cute kitties from Best Buds:

3)  Color the kitties with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol:

4)  Attach the sentiment strip and add a few die cut hearts floating upwards:

And here's the finished card:

I can't wait to send this to one of my grandkids!  I hope you are having a great time making and sending Valentine cards this month!

Why not enter our challenge for a chance to win free Joy Clair stamps!
The inspiration is optional because our challenges are "Anything Goes!"

All of the newly released stamp sets from Joy Clair are HERE!  Check them out!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. That looks like a fun stamp set and I love your darling card using those cute kitties. Sure makes one smile!

  2. Terrific design! Thanks for sharing with us at CASology this week!

  3. Awww, this is so very adorable. Love how you colored those cute cats. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  4. such a lovely CAS design but with so much detail! I love the cascading hearts. Thanks for joining Ink

  5. What a sweet valentine! I am always a sucker for animal cards! I like the clean design. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  6. ACK! How adorable are your snuggly kitties, sure to charm and delight your grandchildren! They've certainly brought a smile to my face! Delighted to see you in the Inkspirational gallery with this gem!

  7. So cute! Beautiful coloring!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
    The Leaf Studio

  8. Cute cats, great colouring and pairing with the patterned paper. So happy you could join in the fun at CASology this week.