A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

A Card For My Valentine (using Happy Scatter items)

Sorry I’ve been absent this week. I could blame it on many things but the main reason is our current addiction to The Vampire Diaries which we have been watching on Netflix (UK)! I love Netflix but the problem with having entire seasons of shows at your fingertips is that the temptation to watch ‘just one more episode’ it too great. I think we’ve watched 10 episodes so far this week. Oops.

I managed to pull myself away briefly to make a Valentine’s card for my husband Alex, using mainly items from the Happy Scatter January Release (don’t forget about the Guest Designer Call on that post, which closes on Sunday)! Here’s the finished card:

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

Using a stencil and some other bits and pieces! Here’s how I put it together…

I pulled out some items I thought I might use – mostly Happy Scatter items but also some Simple Stories enamel dots and an A6 blue card blank:

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

I tried out a few backgrounds, including this one with the large ‘date’ journal card, and the foiled word ‘golden’:

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

I also tried this one, with the ‘we are good together’ tag and the ‘xoxo’ journaling card:

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

Before settling on the ‘I want to be with you all the time’ journaling card (from the ‘We Are Golden’ Journaling Cards pack), and the mint foiled arrow (from the ‘Hugs’ Ephemera):

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

I used some repositionable adhesive spray (I use Scotch-Weld Spray Mount) to spray the back of the Geometric Hearts Stencil, and once it was tacky I pressed it onto the A6 card blank, checking the journaling card would overlap it slightly:

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

Then I used a sponge dauber to apply white acrylic paint through the bold heart shape:

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

Once the white paint was dry I placed the tyre-track type heart over the top (again using spray adhesive to make sure it stayed in place):

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

And I used some matt artist gel mixed with grey paint to spread through the pattern:

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

Once dry it looks very cool with the depth and texture:

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

I layered on the few bits that I’d already chosen to use:

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

Then added some extra bits, like my hubby’s name, some of my Wood Veneer Shapes, and some white thread… I twirled some into a loop:

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

And held it on the card by sticking the ‘love’ ephemera circle on top (using 3D foam dots):

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

I finished it off with a bit of glitter tape and some enamel dots and gems:

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

I hope he likes it!

A Valentines Card using Happy Scatter Items

Do you make any Valentine’s cards? If yes do you turn to love-themed supplies or just use general stash?

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Jennifer x

8 Comments
  • I do usually make a Valentine’s card…..usually using bits from stash…..but I do have a variety of heart dies and punches.
    That’s a great card….love your heart stencil.
    We often record whole series on Sky+ and then watch them all over a few days….I hate waiting a week for the next episode!!

    January 30, 2015 at 6:11 pm
  • He’ll love it – I love how the heart turned out with the grey added to the paste x

    January 30, 2015 at 7:05 pm
  • meant to say – “Team Damien” Vampire Diaries. I watched it for years..loved it. Haven’t seen the newest season yet!

    January 30, 2015 at 9:13 pm
  • This looks great – he’s sure to like it! I usually make my hubby a Valentine’s card and some years I’ll make them for others, too. This year I taught a class on creating Valentine’s cards so I have a stash to giveaway. I used Valentine themed products, along with doilies to create little dresses on some of the cards. FUN!

    January 30, 2015 at 9:20 pm
  • What a fun card, Jennifer, love all the textures!

    January 31, 2015 at 1:05 pm
  • Love the way you created the heart with the stencil. A lovely card. I must admit I don’t make mine for Hugh, but go out and buy it!

    February 1, 2015 at 5:40 pm
  • Bethany Hardy
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    Beautiful! I love what you did with your stencil, too!

    February 2, 2015 at 3:49 pm
  • Love that top heart! And I know what you mean about the hazards of binge watching Netflix!
    Rinda

    February 6, 2015 at 4:07 pm

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