Let’s not forget that this festivity is not only for secret and no so secret lovers but
also there’s a trend recently of sending Valentine’s cards to friends as a reminder
that we appreciate their friendship and that we want them to know how much they
mean to us.
As you can see from the card featured in the picture above that you can be quite
liberal in your use of kits and sentiments to match what you want to convey to your
loved one, in this case a dear friend of mine.
The Press) but you can make various type of handmade greeting cards with the
blank cards, lace, ribbons you have in your craft stash and give it a twist by using a
new element such as a cute stamped animal (owls, birds or even llama seem to be
on trend as of late).
You can combine also new colour schemes as long as you use a sentiment or hearts
shaped images so that people know that you’ve made a Valentine’s card. I’ve seen
albeit vibrant greeting cards.
Don’t forget to use textures such as jute like textiles (known as burlap in the States)
or real lace, even running your cardstock
through a corrugator tool will make your
Valentine cardmaking very interesting and out of the norm.
So enjoy your creative output and remember to use very good cardstock for your
base cards for that professional finish. Don’t over indulge with chocolate though, oh
who am I kidding...just go for it !
About The Author
Fabrizio Martellucci or
Fab as he is known to his fellow crafters is a paper facilitator and craftivist as well as being enamoured with paper crafting, card making with a bit of scrapbooking. He like also Artist Trading Cards (ATC) plus writing the occasional craft related articles. You can see more of his cardmaking articles on Hubpages here