Valentine’s Day is one of a cardmaker’s dream holidays.It’s a happy crafting time for those who love sharing handmade cards of kindness, love, and friendship. My first card is a quick and simple one layer card using a stencil and stamp and one ink pad.

I stamped the image first using ink from Altenew (my favorite dye ink). Then I masked it off to protect it from the stenciling I was going to do.

From there, I did some strategic masking and stenciling with this stencil from Simon Says Stamp. I used the same ink to stencil as I did with the stamp.

I prefer using clarity brushes for stenciling. I just never have any luck with other ink blending tools.

Easy, simple, and clean, using only one color.