Valentines Cards / January 2, 2019 / Eve Callahan
Choosing your embellishments can be a lot of fun but also a little daunting. The most important thing to remember when choosing the right embellishment for your Valentine card idea is that you are looking for something that will suit your card design and that the recipient of your card will love. Embellishments come in many forms. You can choose from die-cuts stickers epoxy or acrylic stickers three-dimensional stickers chipboard shapes rub-ons buttons sequins ribbons scraps of fabric stamped images brads eyelets snaps or even handmade embellishments you can purchase from other crafters or make yourself. Traditional Valentines card motifs include red love hearts (although why restrict yourself to red?) cupid doves teddy bears and red roses. All of these work well with any Valentine card ideas.
3. Your card design Working out how to arrange everything on your card can be a little tricky. I like to use card sketches whenever I am making a card. It makes the process so much quicker and less stressful as they show you just how to arrange everything without cramping your style. The most important thing with handmade Valentine cards is the fact that you have put your thoughts into it and used your time and energy on making them. I believe that it is a much greater value than making the prettiest or most creative card of them all. The receiver will most of the time be very grateful for the handmade card regardless of the result. To figure out how you want the cards to look like it helps to know the receivers well. That way you can create custom-made cards that suit the receivers style or interests.
The paper can be folded cut shaped in any way that they would like it to be. Heres one project to try: * Fold the paper in half and then fold it in half again in the other direction. * Trim the outer edge as desired and cut a straight line diagonally across the folded corner. This will make a diamond shape in the middle. * Fold it diagonally. Cut hearts along the diagonal line. When the paper is unfolded there is a line of pin pricks which make it look much like a piece of lace. * Add this lacy paper to the top of a piece of pink or red paper. * Add decorations such as a picture of cupid a coloring of a rose or anything that is enjoyable. This is a simple affordable way to make homemade Valentines that parents and other friends will love to hang on to for many years to come.