Better Together Valentine Inspiration


Hi readers!  Happy Saturday to you! I hope your weekend is starting out wonderfully!  I’m so pleased to welcome guest designer Yoonsun Hur to our blog today! She brought some of our newest Simon Says Stamp exclusives from the “Better Together” collection to life in a really beautiful and unique way! Be sure to check all of these beauties out!


Valentine’s Day is a wonderful occasion to remember your loved ones with flowers and cards.

When I saw the pear image from the Simon Says Stamp Quite The Pear set, I instantly fell in love with it and I chose non-traditional colors to make a valentine card. YES! NO PINK here lol!

My masculine valentine card today, I made watercolor card. For the background, I stamped in VersaMark ink on the watercolor paper panel and heat embossed using Clear embossing powder. I then applied 4 different colored Distress inks – Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, and Evergreen Bough– from the top using a wide brush and then painted the detail of pear images using detailer waterbrush. For the main image at the bottom right side of the card, I stamped the pear using VersaFine Pigment Ink Onyx Black and heat embossed it in clear. I then colored it with Distress inks and applied Zig Wink of Stella Clear for finishing touches.



Wow! Quite the Pear Stamp Set is truly awesome. There are pears, a paper plane, a gumball machine, a cute cat, and even well-matched sentiments in it.  For my card, I wanted to make it in a unique way. Hint? There is something secret hidden inside the square windows!


For the background, I made the white panel using Stitches Rectangles Die and cut 2 small square windows onto the rectangle panel using Stitches Squares Die. I then stamped the pear & heart images randomly using Fog Gray dye ink and then stamped the sentiment in black at the bottom side. For the images inside the windows, I stamped cat & gumball machine in black pigment ink and then colored them with water-based distress inks & watercolor pencils.

That’s not all! You can pull the ribbon and the card turns into lots of great sentiments on the inside. Too cool?! I had a lot of fun creating this design!


To create this card, I was inspired by the story –not the picture- of the oldest (but best) movie ‘You’ve Got Mail’. As you know, Kelly (Meg Ryan) and Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) meet online and begin anonymous Internet romance. So, I decided to call my monsters ‘Joe Fox’ and ‘Kelly’. Hahaha :D



My second valentine card with Monster Hugs is a fun shaker card. Shaker card is very trendy and widely loved technique.

To create this card, I stamped all sentiments included in this set on the white panel using VersaFine Pigment Smokey Grey for making my own background. I then cut a circle window out using Stitches Circles Die and applied strong adhesive to the back of the panel and then placed acetate over the panel. I affixed the mounting tapes with no gaps to avoid my shaker card “filling” might escape through. For the main images in front of the window, I color monsters with Copic markers and cut balloons out of the glitter papers using Celebration Time Die for more fun on this card.


Thanks so much for reading today and thanks to Yoonsun for these fun creations to inspire us!

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