Hello Crate Paper friends, happy February! I have some super fun Valentine cards today that are perfect to give to anyone who loves to color! They are also great just as they are! I used the new Magical Forest stamp set, I adore the little critters and it has great sentiments for Valentines!
To make the cards I cut white cardstock for 4.25″ x 5.5″ cards. I then designed a heart shape onto the same size rectangle and cut it out on my Silhouette. This gave me a “mask” to place on top of my card to stamp in. I clipped the mask onto the card with three paperclips to hold it in place. Before stamping I traced around the inside of the heart with a fine tip black marker for a nice finished edge.
Next up is to stamp away! I stamped the largest images first so that I could have a nice placement. I then filled in open spots with smaller stamps, making sure that I stamped onto the side of the heart (onto the mask) so the heart would look full once the mask was removed.
I can tell you that I couldn’t stop making cards! I love how they look and mixing and matching with the stamp set, gives you so many different looks! I think that these cards would be great any time of year as well! For a variation, you could include stickers or chipboard inside the heart as well.
I coloured a card with some coloring pencils to see how it looked, you could color in the images before giving the card or include a package of brand new pencils as a small gift with the card! Watercolor markers and markers would be fun too! The great thing is that you can customize the colors to the person you are giving it too, I can totally see the cards colored with rainbow colors!
Thank you so much for joining me today! Happy Heart Day!