I don’t know what it is about Valentines but I find them ridiculously appealing. They just make me smile. Their sentiments may be short and sweet, corny and silly, or mushy and romantic. I love them all. I like to make all kinds and receive all kinds. Especially when they come with chocolate!
For my first card, I made a traditional Valentine.
I used Echo Park Paper, the new Yours Truly with a mix of some older lines. I love the way that it's so easy to mix and match the colors of EP's collections. The little tag at the bottom is a printable from 2Peas that I inked to match the card.
For my second card, I went playful.
I used the B sides of October Afternoon's Holiday Style collection. I love B sides! They're so versatile. To make the card, I hand-cut the dragonfly shape, stitched the edges and added a journaling spot for the sentiment. To make the antennae, I put gel glue (Claudine Hellmuth's multi medium matte) on a length of twine and while the glue was still wet, I wrapped the twine around a pencil until it dried. When I peeled the twine off the pencil, the twine retained its curly shape.
A very happy Valentine's Day to all of you!