Valentine’s day card “I love you” – A “how to” post with Video!
Valentine’s day is here again! And it’s the perfect chance to express your feelings to your beloved one! Nobody gets tired to hear “I love you”! So why not say it with a card! So today we will make a one layer card using the beautiful technique of heat embossing!
The focal point
To create the focal point for this card you will need a large stamp. We decided to use a beautiful tree stamp and some small birds to create a simple scene. Stamp it on a piece of white cardstock with VersaMark ink and then coat it with black embossing powder. Now heat emboss it to seal everything in place. You will get a slightly shiny finish that looks very elegant!
For the sentiment we went for a simple and meaningful “I love you”. Try to find a sentiment that has almost the same length as your focal point. This way you will keep a balance to your card. It is also important to have both the focal point and the sentiment centered on your white panel. You don’t have to be super percise, just eyeball it. So stamp your sentiment with VersaMark ink again, coat it with red embossing powder and then heat set it. The main panel of the card is ready.
For the background of the card just create a border for the panel. This way you will get more definition and depth at your focal point. Cut thin stripes of red paper to match the sentiment and create a border. Then repeat the process with some lightly thicker stripes of a black pattern paper.
Finally to bring everything together die-cut a small heart out of the same red paper and put it on the panel. Then stick it to a white card base and the card is ready! Red and black is always a good combination for Valentine’s day, sexy and sophisticated!