There has been work and much illness in the family, and I just haven’t had time or inclination to do any arts & crafts for some time. But I made a special effort to make a couple Valentine’s Day cards.
I like Valentine’s Day. Many people decry it as a manufactured “Hallmark” holiday. But like anything else, you can make of it what you will. One day in the year to put forth a little effort in appreciation of your loved ones. A bunch of flowers, some candy, and a card. If you like to cook, cook a nice meal for your love. If you don’t cook, make a reservation at a nice restaurant. Really, it’s not too much to ask.
My husband has become used to getting his handmade Valentine’s cards. He was bleating for it on Friday night, but I didn’t give it to him because it was not yet the day. Here it is:
The shiny panel is a Shimmer Sheet which I ran through the Darice “Ranunculus” embossing folder. I painted and heat-embossed a chipboard heart to add for some texture. Husband liked it quite well.
I also made a card for a couple, friends of ours, who got married the day before Valentine’s Day:
Here I have used some flocked red scrapbook paper, and heat-enbossed a Stampendous stamp called “Gothic Heart” on pink card stock. Simple to create but quite fancy looking. I hope they like it.
It’s late, that’s really all I have time for now. Thanks for looking!
UPDATE: I am submitting the flocked heart card to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge — they have a Valentine’s challenge that runs through March 8.