Valentine's Day Tutorial: Monday
February 09, 2009
I'm not an enormous fan of Valentine's Day. Don't get me wrong, I sure like to get a present, but it does feel a bit arbitrary. Perhaps that's why I like to make my valentines rather than buy them. I think that there's something about taking the time to make a valentine or a Valentine's Day related project that really expresses the true emotion of the day. So, counting down to Valentine's Day (Saturday), I'll have a little tutorial of some kind on the blog every day. Today, we're making a super simple card.
Supplies (most of these supplies are from the February Label Tulip kit):
- Collage Press Journaling Card
- Black Card Blank (or you can just fold a piece of cardstock in half)
- Glimmer Mist (Oriental Poppy)
- Patterned Paper Scrap (I used a scrap of Amy Butler/K&Co. paper)
- Felt from Creative Imaginations
- Sakura Pigma Micron
- Craft Knife
- Glass Mat
- White Cardstock
- Foam Adhesive
- Zig 2-way glue pen
STEP ONE: Create Your Stencil
Draw a collection of six hearts on a piece of white cardstock. Using your craft knife, cut out the hearts.
Now you have your stencil.
STEP TWO: Create Your Background
Starting from a gentle middle distance, spray a light coating of the Glimmer Mist onto the Collage Press Journaling Card, through the stencil.
Let it dry. Once dry, adhere it to your card blank.
STEP THREE: Add Your Heart
Cut a heart from a scrap of patterned paper. Decorate it using your Zig 2-way glue pen and then immediately cover it in glitter. Shake off the excess glitter.
Adhere it to your card using foam adhesive.
STEP FOUR: Create Your Felt Circles
Cut five circles of varying sizes from the felt. Using a Sakura Pigma Micron, "inline" the circles.
Adhere the circles to your card, being sure to go over the edges of the Journaling Card.
STEP FIVE: Add Your Sentiment
Using your Sakura Pigma Micron, write in your sentiment.
And you're done! Here's the finished card:
Also, if you like quilts at all, please take a moment to check out these photos from the Tokyo International Quilt Festival.
And I'm definitely loving this cool new way of making felted pieces. They have some awesome looking kits.
Thanks for stopping by!