Friday, February 13, 2009

Last-Minute Valentines

Are you finding that you need a few more QUICK valentines? I have a very simple solution. I make variations of this card each year. It's quick, easy, and only uses a few supplies. On top of that, it's still quite impressive! What more can you ask for, right??

I used the technique where you punch out a shape - in this case I used the retired SU! folk heart punch (still love that one!) - and cover the punched-out area with clear packing tape. The sticky side should face out (away from the card base). You sprinkle iridescent glitter (but you could really use any color!) over the tape, and it sticks to the sticky side, leaving you with a shimmery shape! For this batch of cards, I used some Bittersweet patterned paper behind the glittery heart, but I normally use just the card base, so either pink or red.

Hope you have a wonderful Friday! Happy V-Day Eve! ;)

Stamps: Goody-Goody Gumdrops (SU). Ink: SU! Craft White. Paper: Basic Grey Bittersweet, Basic Black, WorldWin DoubleMates - Pretty Pink. Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Heart Punch, Packing Tape.


Jacqueline said...

Soo cute Mandy!! Love the punch out! Happy valentines to you a day early!!

Basement Stamper said...

Very cute, very simple! May need to drum up a few of these before tomorrow.

Lee said...

Oh I love it!! Simple, yes, but so sweet and pretty!!!

Becky Carafa said...

this is such a great quick technique!

Unknown said...

super cute! You are making me want that folk heart punch!

Anonymous said...

Fun technique, thanks for sharing! Your card is clean and beautiful Love it!