Valentines Cards / January 1, 2019 / Hester Higgins
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.
2. Your embellishments. Once again there are literally thousands of Valentines embellishments to choose from. There is everything from stickers to 3D stickers to rub-ons to chipboard to stamped images...the list is endless. You can even make your own with scraps of patterned paper. Whatever you choose make sure it matches your color scheme and is something the recipient of your card will appreciate. If your special someone hates teddy bears and roses do not use them. If you are struggling for Valentine card ideas think about what the recipient loves to do. If he loves to fish perhaps you could use a fishing hook with a heart on the end or if he likes football you could feature a football with a heart in the middle. Featuring your special someones favourite hobbies and activities will help express just how much you care about them.
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.