The Artful Stampers Challenge #72

Hello and welcome to you.

Thanks for stopping by from Kathryn’s blog. I’m glad you did – I know it must of been hard to stop looking at her gorgeous work!

Theme challenge week!

I love numbers!  I love maths! and this week, I’ve made a kinda quirky valentine’s card.  I know that was yesterday, but this card was made last week – in plenty of time.

The Artful Stampers Challenge #72

It is a little bit hard to tell, but I have written ‘maths/number’ themed words all over the background DSP in silver gel pen (my white one wouldn’t work).

I was aiming for a school type, chalky blackboard in the background but had to give up that idea as it just wouldn’t come together for me, particularly when the white gel pen wouldn’t work, so I added in the Schoolhouse DSP instead.

The numbers have been glammed up a bit with Wink of Stella as they were looking a little bit sad next to that gorgeous Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.  I really hope you can see it here…

The Artful Stampers Challenge #72

And a kinda quirky valentines card is not complete without the tongue in cheek sentiment…

The Artful Stampers Challenge #72

I have deliberately made the stamping inside a little bit messy, which is what adds to the nerdy/quirkiness, but is indicative of a ‘child sent’ valentine.

Please keep hopping along and see what Alison and the rest of these wonderfully talented ladies have been up to.




Stamp: What I love, Number of Years

Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Crisp Canteloupe Marker (retired)

Card: Crisp Canteloupe (retired), Basic Black, Schoolhouse DSP, Whisper White, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper

Accesories: Large Numbers Framelits, Hearts Collection Framelits (retired),



  1. Anna

    love the ‘unsappy’ valentine’s card! great! 🙂

  2. Annette Sullivan

    Very clever. I think it works very well.

  3. Alison Barclay

    Haha – love it!

  4. Jo Knappstein

    It is a great idea – love the way the background looks like a blackboard to go along with you maths theme!

  5. Leah Andersson

    Love your thinking outside the square! Such a cute style card!

  6. Jane Riches

    I think it turned out great. A different take from the usual birthday cards.

  7. Nicole

    This is very clever well done 🙂

    1. mm

      Manda Post author

      thanks Nicole, it was really annoying me that it wouldn’t come together as I wanted it too. 🙁

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