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Monday, February 3, 2014

Valentines Cards Part 1

Hi there! I have made a few Valentine cards lately, so I thought I'd share a couple of them with you today! 

This first one I did NOT like when I first made it. It just was too "different" for me. I tried something that I had seen on one of my mom's potholders and it translated a tad different on paper… What I did was I sewed lines diagonally on a piece of paper that was lightly adhered to another piece of patterned paper and then I cut in-between the sewn lines (only through the top paper!) and kinda distressed the edges of the paper. 

I then added some chipboard pieces to my card. But something was wrong. It was too dimensional in all the wrong ways! Like, it was really simple, but yet the technique I used added a lot of bulk to the card. Plus you add some chipboard on top of the dimensional paper… it just wasn't cute. Then I posted it on instagram and asked for suggestions on how to fix my card and Katie said to add some bling or sequins. Sequins were the answer! I used some Lawn Fawn sequins (actually from their Christmas line) and that made the whole card better. It helps connect the chipboard hearts to the "Happy Valentine's Day" chalkboard cloud and also helped the dimension flow a bit better. Instead of it being REALLY dimensional on top of REALLY dimensional, there was a little go-between texture. 

So that's the story of my card! And it ended up I like it! 

I also made this card from THIS CARD that I saw on Pinterest. Simple, but cute. I'm totally loving the "Love Notes" collection from Crate Paper. There's just something about their Valentine lines that I ALWAYS love. Maybe it's because I love pink and hearts! :)

Alright- thanks for looking! :)


katiebug92 said...

These are both awesome!

Andrea said...

oh my gosh, i love BOTH of them but that first one is amazing!!!

Kelly Jean said...

Love that first card! So happy you tried something new! You should link this up to our challenge this week. It's to create Valentines cards!