I've been asked to make a Valentine for a friend of mine. And this is what I made:
Sadly I can't claim this was my idea, I've cased it from the awesome Darlene here. She has even provided a video tutorial, so you can follow it step by step.
I started with a plain white 5x7 card which I distressed with Tim Holtz Old Paper distress ink, then stamped over it in Crumb Cake with my Letter stamp from Penny Black which is quite a big background stamp. I also have a post mark stamp so I stamped that on a couple of times. Then I made the envelope from a 4" square of paper, which I scored across each centre line and folded to make the envelope, which is slightly different to the way you'll see in the video.
The hearts are cut out using various dies and punches in Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze and So Saffron, and placed around the envelope, as if you've just opened it and all these hearts have flown out. I spent a long time playing with these until I was happy with them and stuck them down in their final positions, some on sticky fixers, some straight onto the cardstock.
The Amour stamp is from the SU set Clearly For You. It's stamped onto one of the Four Frames stamps and cut out using the matching FF punch.
I had a ball making this card and would like to say a massive thankyou to Darlene for making it possible, and making the video. She puts a new one up every Wednesday, so be sure to check her blog out.
Thanks for looking in today, folks, and have a great weekend everyone.