Valentines Cards / January 1, 2019 / Lauri Cooke
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.
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.