Valentines for Cute Card Thursday

Hello friends!  It’s Thursday already!  And you know what that means….It’s time for a new Cute Card Thursday challenge!  For this week’s challenge, we’d like to see your Valentine’s projects!  (A great way to get going on your love cards!)

Our sponsor this week is Odball Art Co. and I have used one of their images on my card for this challenge today:


This cute little fellow is called Valentine Giraffe and so I thought he’s the perfect image for this challenge and he was so fun to color too!  I have used my Copic markers to color him with.  It went rather quickly, and I knew I wanted this to be a bit simple because you never know if this one need to be delivered to a male! *Wink

For the hearts sprinkling down as well as the sentiment, I’ve used an older Simon Says Stamp set from my stash and stamped the hearts with a rose-colored ink and then shifted the image slightly to do a “double generation” stamp over it.  The sentiment was stamped in black ink next to the giraffe and then I’ve added some stitch lines around the panel as well as around the “xo” papers with a black marker.

I then added the ribbon to the “xo” papers and then popped the giraffe image over some craft foam and mounted it over the papers which was then mounted onto an A2 sized top folding white card base.


Taking a closer look at the image, you can see how I’ve colored it in and I’ve added some white gel dots to his eyeballs and cheeks.

For a bit of shimmer, I took a clear glitter brush pen and went over the sprinkling hearts with it.  I then took some Nuvo White Blizzard glitter drops to add some extra sparkle to the heart dangling from his mouth.


I think this is a great masculine style Valentine as it has the neutral color palette with the pops of bright pink/rose for the hearts.  And just a touch of shimmer thrown in!

Thanks for dropping by today!!  See you tomorrow for several projects I will be sharing!  Stay tuned!!


  1.  QKR Stampede – #332 Anything Goes
  2. Crafty Friends – Animals/Birds
  3. Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (SOSS127) – ‘V’ is for Valentine
  4. Crafting By Designs – Animals

24 thoughts on “Valentines for Cute Card Thursday

  1. Love giraffes too!!! And whimsy and fun and his card has all three – love the coloring and the dimension of the hearts. Perfect Valentine card.


  2. Cuteness! Love the image, and the hearts are sheer perfection! Thanks for the inspiration, my friend!


  3. Awww Vicki, this is so cute! I love that sweet giraffe image and the dimension of the hearts, beautiful Valentine’s Day card!!
    Hugs, Tammy


  4. ouuiiii soo cuutttee Giraffe love this
    the dimension of the heart is coool really cool
    love this (maybe) manly card wink
    cute cute cute


  5. What a completely adorable giraffee for Valentine’s day! Gotta love all those little hearts along with this cute character! Great Valentine, so much fun!


  6. Sweet giraffe with heart shaped spots. I also think the heart background turned out great with the shadow effect from the second generation stamping.


  7. Ohhhhhhhh so cute!!
    Love the giraffe!
    Thanks for being valentines with Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers!!


  8. Ooh, how adorable, Vicki! I love the beautifully colored giraffe covered in hearts and one hanging from his mouth! He is surrounded with beautiful hearts as well. The hugs and kisses patterned paper is gorgeous and a great background for the giraffe. What a great Valentine card, Vicki. I love it!


  9. This is adorable! The giraffe is so sweet with his heart spots. Beautiful colouring and just the right amount of shimmer and shine. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!


  10. Great card, super cute image and I love the background. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.


  11. I’ve always loved double generation stamping, and you used it beautifully to add some depth to your cute card. Thanks for joining us at the QKR Stampede Challenge this week. DT Kathy []


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