You may be aware that my hobby is cardmaking. It’s something I love to do, and find very relaxing. I also make cards for a local gift shop, and also donate a lot of thank you cards to the oncology ward at our local hospital. (If interested, you can read more about it here.)
Since we’re running a Valentine’s Day event, I thought this might be of interest to some. It’s a very simple card, that just about anybody could make without too much effort.
The textured background you see here has been achieved using a Cuttlebug machine, which as a cardmaker, is a great asset. But if you’re only making cards here and there, it’s definitely not worth the investment (from $59-$150 depending on what country you live in).
You can buy textured paper in craft shops, department stores, and places like Spotlight (in Australia), and I assume Michael’s in the US.
The music themed tape going across the page is called ‘washi tape’ and you can pick it up at any of the above mentioned stores for around $3. It comes in all sorts of designs, and is very easy to use.
I’ve taped a piece across the card, and tucked it in underneath the textured card on each side. Then added the ‘topper’ sheet to the folded cardstock of the same colour.
Using a die (or punch), cut out some hearts in a variety of colours. Again, these can be bought in a packet from the same stores. They’re using only a few dollars.
Next I stamped the dancing couple into one of the hearts. This is only a portion of the stamp; it actually shows their entire bodies, but I thought it more effective like this.
The stamp is from Gina K Designs, where I buy most of my stamps, and is only $7-95 for this versatile duo set.
You can use any stamps you have on hand – this is one I use a lot.
The ‘love you’ greeting is also from Gina K Designs, and is from the True Love set. After stamping the greeting, I also added a rhinestone to the heart.
You can use any stamps for this card, I just happened to have a very large stash of stamps, so usually have something appropriate to use, no matter the occassion.
Here’s another Valentine’s Day card I made – this one was designed to be a fun and lighthearted card. It was also very easy to make.
I hope you’ve enjoyed learning how I made the first card. If you would like to learn more about cardmaking, visit my cardmaking blog: ideasforcardmaking.net/