Here's a super-speedy idea for a last-minute card for St Valentine's Day - I've used the little hearts from my Georgie Stamp Set, but you could use any small stamped images you like to do this ...
The idea was adapted from a tutorial on Jennifer McGuire's You Tube channel - Jennifer's videos are brilliant, full of creative ideas and tips on stamping techniques.
I reckon you could easily make this card in under half an hour. Here's how ...
You will need:
- Card blank
- Two small motifs from a clear stamp set
- Stamp blocks
- Black Archival Ink
- Pencil and eraser
- Markers or other colouring medium
- Fine black pen
Step One: Draw a rough heart shape on the front of the card ...
Step Two: Stamp the small shapes inside the big shape you've drawn (turning them in different directions to make them fit inside like a jigsaw puzzle) ...
Step Three: Carry on until you've completely filled the shape, then erase your pencilled outline ...
Step Four: I couldn't resist adding a few randomly place hearts to look like falling confetti ..
Step Six: Use a fine black marker to write the words "Be Mine" in one of the hearts, fold your card and there you have it!
Step Seven: Make a matching envelope - I cut mine from scrapbook paper, using a really handy template I've had for years (you could just use a standard one if you prefer) ...
Step Eight: S.W.A.L.K !!!
As luck would have it, my Beloved happened to walk in as I was making this, so I will have to go back to the drawing board for my own Valentine this year, but just thought I would share the idea :o)
Thanks for popping in today, see you again soon.