Handmade Valentine’s Day Card for your Sweetheart
Making a handmade Valentine’s Day card for your Special Sweetheart is very easy. I will show you step by step how I made this card. The first thing you will need to do is gather your supplies. You can find these supplies at Craft Stores, and Scrapbooking stores.
You will need:
*2 different colored cardstocks (1 either white or a pale pink and the other one should be a red or maroon).
*Ink- coordinting with you red/maroon cardstock (I love the Cat’s Eye Liquid Chalk) If you use a regular stamp pad you will also need a sponge.
*Adhesive– you will want a permanent so you can put everything together, but you will also want a repositionable, so that you can remove the heart stencil without leaving resdiue behind
*Rub on Letters (if you have pretty handwriting – you could just write “I Love You”, but I prefer the look of the stencils.
*yarn or ribbon (2 different colors, styles)
*Heart Stencil (I cannot find the stencil I used available online anywhere-it may be in stores, but I found a really pretty one that is similar on ebay and have linked it for you.)
The first thing you will do is cut your cardstock to the correct size. The red/maroon, cut an 8 1/2 x 11 piece in half so that it measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Now fold that piece in half and your card will be 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. For the pink/white piece you will want to cut it to be 5 1/4 by 4. That way you will have a little bit of the red/maroon cardstock showing all the way around. Next you will want to take you ink pad and “dirty” the edges of the white/pink paper a little bit (see photo). To do this, just rub the ink pad along the edge of the paper.
The next step is to put temporary adhesive on the back of the heart. This Dots dispenser is my favorite because any dots left on your paper will just rub right off. Using temporary adhesive will allow it to stick to your paper and not move around while you are putting the ink on the paper.
You will want to dab your ink pad up and down all over the stencil, and just beyond the edges of the heart a bit. Make sure to leave some white open.
Remove the stencil and gently rub any extra adhesive off. Use the rub-ons to write a short message on the card in an open spot. (or if you have pretty handwriting you can just write it instead of using stencils.
Using the permanent adhesive, attach the pink/white piece with the heart to your red card.
Twist the two pieces of yarn together,and wrap around the fold of the card and tie a knot at the top so the extra yarn hangs down about two inches.