Creating beautiful cards does not necessarily require having lots of different special tools. Of course, crafting tools are handy and make many project steps easier. But sometimes, even if you are surrounded with all the latest crafting gadgets, it’s nice to go back to the basics and create something beautiful using just the simplest supplies.
This card design is super easy to make, and the result looks beautiful. Kids will learn the decoration technique in a flash, so maybe these cards will be the theme for your next creative family afternoon together?
Time: 30 minutes
Fold a piece of paper in half and draw half of the heart on one side, making sure that the inside of the heart is in the fold. With the paper folded, cut the half heart shape that you just drew.
Place the heart in the middle of the card front. Using the eraser end of the pencil and Delicata Rose Gold ink, stamp tiny circles around the heart mask.
Place the self-cut heart stencil over the previously masked heart. Mist the heart with clear GooseBumps texture spray. Remove stencil and let air dry.
Die-cut the sentiment letters twice, using pink and dark blue cardstock. If you don’t have a die-cutting machine, stamp or hand-draw the text and cut out. Press the bottom half of each letter on clear VersaMark embossing ink. Dip the letter in gold embossing powder. Heat set the powder with a heat gun. Press the upper half of each letter on Rose Gold Delicata ink. Let dry. Glue the decorated pink letters on dark blue ones. The dark letter will appear as a shadow, creating a 3D impression. Glue the letters on the card front. Mat the card front on pink cardstock, attach to card base using double-sided tape.
Optional Version posted on September 1st. Decorate the card with stitches: Place the heart shaped stencil on the card front, punch stitch marks around the heart. Sew with straight stitches, using pink embroidery yarn.
- Copy paper
- White card base
- Two-sided tape
- Heat Gun