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.
It can be a minimalistic card with only written words as decoration it can be filled with lots of colours and glitters or you can use different textures and fabrics to decorate it. What do you feel will suit the person whom you will be giving it to? You can also find inspiration and ideas from cards you have made before making small adjustments to make the new ones stand out from the old. The internet is also a great place to seek new inspiration. Google Search Pinterest Instagram Flickr and blogs are all filled with pictures and ideas for creative Valentine cards and decorations. You can browse through endless of results and you will definitively find lots of inspiration in every style and material. Mixing up different material is perfect for creating unique Valentine cards and by using techniques like crochet you have a wide range of opportunities when it comes to the design.
But if you are looking for something a little different or more personalised why not consider incorporating your recipients interests or hobbies into your card motifs. For example if your special someone loves to travel maybe you could use the image of a compass with a heart in the middle and the words "My heart always points to you." Or if your special someone is a baseball fan you might include an image of a baseball bat and a heart-shaped baseball. Almost any theme can be easily adapted to suit a Valentines Day card. All you need to do is to work in a little heart or two and your Valentines Day message will be crystal clear. Valentines Day is traditionally a time for sending loved ones and friends greeting cards expressing how much you care about them.