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:
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:
I tried out a few backgrounds, including this one with the large ‘date’ journal card, and the foiled word ‘golden’:
I also tried this one, with the ‘we are good together’ tag and the ‘xoxo’ journaling card:
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:
Then I used a sponge dauber to apply white acrylic paint through the bold heart shape:
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):
And I used some matt artist gel mixed with grey paint to spread through the pattern:
Once dry it looks very cool with the depth and texture:
I layered on the few bits that I’d already chosen to use:
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:
And held it on the card by sticking the ‘love’ ephemera circle on top (using 3D foam dots):
I finished it off with a bit of glitter tape and some enamel dots and gems:
I hope he likes it!
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!