Keep It CASual #7: Amour Card & A Giveaway

Happy Monday everyone!  It’s been awhile, so welcome back to another Keep it CASual – our video tutorial series featuring clean and simple card making.  Today I’m going to show you how I created this Amour card featuring stamps from one of my favourite stamp companies –  Clearly Besotted.  In this video you’ll see how I add shading to solid image stamps using my Copic Markers.  I am also offering a give-away!

One lucky winner will receive a 3 month subscription to Paper Crafter’s Library – that is a $60 value.  As part of the Paper Crafter’s Library membership you can expect 25+ new project tutorials per month as well as any online classes offered during the time period of your membership. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post.


You can watch the video of how I created this card below:


  • Stamps: Baby Shower, Je T’aime (Clearly Besotted)
  • Ink: Black, Fog and Lipstick Red dy ink (Simon Says Stamp); W00, W0, W1, W2, W3, W8 Copic Markers (Copic)
  • Paper: 120 lb White card stock, Schoolhouse red card stock (Simon Says Stamp)
  • Accessories: Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen (Zig)

Here’s a link to all the products I used to create this card –

*Please note that I am an affiliate with Simon Says Stamp and receive a small commission from any purchases made using the links above.

Don’t forget to leave a comment to enter to win our PCL 3 month Membership give-away!  Also, if you’re looking for more project ideas using Clearly Besotted stamps be sure to check out their blog.

211 replies on “Keep It CASual #7: Amour Card & A Giveaway”

  1. I just love the card! What an adorable stamp set and to use it with the sentiment from the other stamp set worked out beautifully! Thanks so much for the video!

  2. Oh he is so sweet! I love that the card is so clean and fresh looking. It’s smart but achievable by all levels of experience.
    Thanks for the chance to win!x

  3. what a clever Idea. Thank you for a chance to win a great prize. Trying to keep warm and avoid all the snow

  4. The elephant card is so cute and would work for a valentine’s card for a little one as well as a bay shower or baby gift card.

  5. Love the simplicity of the card. Something I could easily enjoy making with any of my 4 granddaughters.

  6. Clean, simple lines…very eye catching! The card can be used for everything from a birthday to a “don’t forget” note.

    Thank you for offering the opportunity to win.

  7. The elephant valentine is so cute! What a great idea. Thanks also for the chance to win a membership to PCL. I would love to win that!

  8. Very clean and simple. Nothing more was needed. Anything more would have detracted from that adorable elephant image.

  9. Just purchased this stamp set, so really excited about your video, going to be making this on Wednesday hugs Bee

  10. Thanks so much for that very informative video on shading. I have just invested in alcohol markers from Stampin Up and am just learning how to use them and this is a great technique. A very cute card!

  11. This little elephant is so adorable! thanks for the video tutorial on shading with copics. I am still very new using my copics and any ideas I can get is much appreciated.

  12. I would love to win the subscription! I’m new to paper crafting and need the tutorials to learn how to use my new Silhouette Cameo!

  13. Wonderful card! Great coloring tip to use a solid image and just shade it! Thanks for sharing such a helpful video.

  14. Darling card! Love that is easy, yet elegant. Thanks for the chance to win this amazing prize.

  15. This card is very cute. I’m going to check to see if I have stamps that are similar and make the card. Thank you for the chance to win. I’ve got my fingers crossed.

  16. I so do love your work and the artists you have on your site. I follow you on face book nd your blog.
    As well as your news letter, you have me trying my hand at mix medium as well. You are talentrd and a giver

  17. I love this card! I can’t believe all of the shading is done with copics! I find it difficult to make my card designs simple like this because I truly believe simple is best and looks super with lots of sentiment and thought put into it. Also, you then are able to see the fine details. Would love the opportunity to explore the Papercrafter’s website as a trial and be surrounded by more like minded individuals who have the love for stamping and card making!

  18. This card is too adorable! Love it! I would really like to win a 3 month subscription!

  19. That little elephant is so cute. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win a 3 month membership.

  20. It is amazing to me how you can make the image seem dimensional with the proper use of colored pens. That is something I really need to try sometime. It certainly makes things “pop” on the card!

  21. Would love the chance to try out your library. I have thought about it often but always hesitate.

  22. Clever use of the elephant for something other than a baby card. The shading made it stand out so much better than a flat stamped image. Thanks for the inspiration.

  23. How you manage to make the simplest of cards look so cute and amazing is what makes you so inspirational to so many! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

  24. Andrea, you’ve done it again! The way you highlight the image just makes it pop off the card. Thank you for the video showing how to add dimension. I’m definitely going to try it…..

  25. This is a darling card….love it!!!
    TFS a and for a chance to win a membership for 3 months!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  26. I collect elephants so I’d love to add this one to my collection. The card is darling.
    It’s fun to be able to change the design on his ears.
    Thanks for sharing a cute card and a chance for a 3-month membership. I can always use more inspiration.

  27. What a cute and simple little card. I just love all your videos and would love to be chosen for this free three month membership. Thank you for the opportunity.

  28. What an adorable card and very versatile just by changing the sentiment!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a three month subscription- that would be terrific.

  29. Ths at little elephant is so cute!, like how you’ve achieved depth on the stamped image, nice tip.

    Shine on!

  30. Adorable, and just in time for Valentine’s day. Your instructions are clear and easy to follow. Thank you!

  31. I like the simplicity and cleanliness of this card, and is love a 3 month membership to PCL!

  32. I am so glad Keep It CASual is back. These posts provide me with so much inspiration to be able to sit down to make quick cards.

  33. So simple yet so effective. I am also moving towards more clean and simple makes as I am loving the look.

  34. Such a darling card, and obviously, the stamp sets are so versatile. Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. Love the elephant! Although I don’t have that stamp set, I do have an elephant die set so it gave me inspiration to create a similar card.

  36. Holy Buckets of comments! Well, I too would love to win the 3 Month subscription. Thanks so much for the opportunity!
    Adorable elephant!! TFS

  37. What an adorable elephant……cute card that anyone would love to get. Thanks for the give-a-way…..great opportunity for someone to win!

  38. That elephant is so cute. Thanks for sharing the shading technique. I’m not very good with that so it helped me.

  39. Love your super cute card! Been following your blog for a long time and I love your tutorials.

  40. Thanks for showing another way to use the Copic markers. It really added a dimension that wasn’t there by just stamping.

  41. An absolutely adorable elephant, love the simplicity of the card. Thanks for the chance to win.

  42. I’m still working on my CAS technique and this little card makes me want to figure it all out even quicker!

    What a great opportunity you’re giving away – Good luck to all of us!! :0)

  43. Such a great idea to add shading to solid stamped images…thanks for the great idea and the inspiration!

  44. I so enjoy all your tutorials. For this card, I was very interested in the shading technique. I have all those markers and the Stella pen, and hardly ever use them. You made me want to use them!!!

    Thanks for all your inspiration!!

  45. The card is adorable and who couldn’t love that cute elephant! Love your cards. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  46. Thanks for the cute and fun elephant. Thanks for sharing this giveaway. I’m retired and on a very limited budget so if I win it would mean the world to me. TFS.

  47. Cute card. Looks like you added some shading to the elephant’s ear (didn’t see that in the video) or it is a real shadow! Nice job.

  48. Cute card! Thanks for the chance to win–I’d love to check out Paper Crafter’s Library!

  49. What a sweet CAS card. Love the cute elephant. I would love to win the 3 month membership to PCL.

  50. Wow! Who wouldn’t want to win this? I know I’d love it. Thanks for the giveaway, and the free tutorial. Your card is cute!

  51. I love CAS & that little elephant is just perfect! Great card. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  52. What would it mean to win a subscription? For a fixed income perso, like myself, it would mean being able to grasp ideas and skills I would otherwise miss out on. I love this site. Please consider me for a gift subscription.

  53. Love your CAS cards, I also love watching you use the Copic markers…you really work magic with them!

  54. loving the cute little elephant…thanks for the chance to learn more with pcl for 3 months!

  55. Thank you for the opportunity to be a member of The Paper Crafter’s Library. I like the way the different sets from this stamp company can be used with each other so easily; I think the elephant would also coordinate with the birthday greetings.

  56. Such an adorable little elephant making this a really cute card. I having been following your website for many years now and always love getting the the tutorial sheets when offered and following the videos but I am not in a position to commit to a monthly payment so it would be wonderful to have a 3 month subscription. Thanks ever so much for sharing your expertise. Kindest regards

  57. I Love This! My daughter is expecting our first grandchild (a girl!) and she has chosen elephants as part of her nursery decor. I’m going to get these sets and make her some Thank You Cards for shower gifts she receives! Perfect.

    Thanks for the great Tutorial!

  58. What a nice quick and easy card what it took you a whole
    15 min’s Iam sure and I loved the way you put the
    Elephant on the ground under his feet and then the saying
    went in the same area…..
    Thank you

  59. This is seriously the cutest card I’ve seen all year! Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us! You are a blessing!

  60. Adorable, LOVE the “clean” look, so many cards have too much on them for my tastes
    I have been learning about card making on my iPad throughout the past 8 1/2 years while being almost completely debilitated by severe chronic Lyme disease, bad co-infections, and other conditions/diseases/infections that can come with them. As of this month, February 2015, I still have all of this to deal with, but am well enough to sit at a table, cushions in the chair, and do some crafting. A love I hope to pass along to my daughters. I am so grateful to everyone who shares their love and knowledge through the computer. This little elephant makes me smile. Smiling is a true gift from God.

  61. Can we say too cute! love the cute cubby elephant. I like simple but cute; simple but elegant are the type of cards that draw my attention to CASE 🙂

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