February 11, 2011

Be Mine....

Love is in the air!  I made my husband a special Valentine's Day card.



Materials used:
140# cold press water color paper (cut to 9x11)
water soluble crayons
acrylic paint
gold paint pen
paper punches
bone folder
4 glitter hearts
1 decorative brad
junk mail

Process:
Water soluble crayons rubbed on both sides of water color paper; brushed with water, let dry.


Sheet of text created in PSE; inkjet printed on both sides of water color paper.




Using bone folder, creases were made 2-1/2 inches (left flap) on one side and 3-/15 inches (right flap) on the opposite side.


Heart shapes punched in middle of card running along top and bottom.  Stencil made of two heart shapes; using dry brush, hearts stenciled randomly on inside and outside of card.  White acrylic paint dry rolled randomly on both sides of card.





Three glitter hearts glued to the 2-1/2 inch flap - (centers marked on back of heart then glued to edge of left flap.)
assorted junk mail sewn together to form an envelope.



Coated with gesso; water soluble crayons and acrylic paints (red and white) dry rolled randomly over top.


Hearts stenciled and stamped with hand carved "LOVE" stamp on one side of envelope.


Decorative brad added to flap side of envelope; glitter heart attached.


Viola - Valentine's Day card and envelope.  (A personal message will be added to the inside of the card, of course!)

Go to Pink Saturday for my Valentine inspiration.

21 comments:

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

What a lovely Valentine's Day tutorial! It makes a very unique card.



~ Gabriela ~

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Beautiful card and even more special since you created it yourself. Nothing spells love better than handmade!
Have a happy pink Saturday!
Tammy

sueskitchen said...

That Valentine is thoughtful, beautiful and very romantic. He is a lucky guy!

NanE said...

What a very pretty card and I can tell you put a lot of love and work into it. Have a Happy Valentines Day! Nan

Marydon said...

How romantic ... he will surely be tinkled pink with his special heart gift.

Happy Valentine's PS weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a wonderful card made specially for your sweetie! I'm sure he'll love it! Happy Valentine Pink Saturday!

Blessings,
Sandi

Donnie said...

That was so sweet and I'm sure he will treasure it.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Pat, I always make my hubby cards too but somehow they do not look like yours--more like a kindergarden project! Happy Valentine's Day and Pink Saturday! Linda

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Now that is a LOVEly card ! My Sweetie always writes me a poem, I treasure them more than anything he could buy and I'm sure your Sweetie will treasure this too.
Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentines Day too.
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LV said...

No store bought card could ever replace the time and love it goes into making something as special as your card.

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Wow, what a beautiful card and so lovingly created!

Happy PS,
Jacalyn

pinkkandy said...

Happy Pink Saturday! And God Bless You...stop by Pink Sugar Castle...I'd love to hear from you.
I love making cards too!

Amisha said...

This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing this. I love using acrylics but I have been struggling to use my watersoluble crayons so this is great@

Angela said...

How pretty! Your husband is a lucky, lucky man!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I just love LOVE! Especially when it is PINK!

Happy Hearts Day to you and yours!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Sweetie...
Love is in the air. I can see it in these photos. Such a gorgeous share.
I love it when someone shares a wonderful tutorial. Yours is so step by step and looks like something even I could give it a try. Thank you for sharing with me this morning.

Your hubby is going to love this Valentine of love. You made it with your own two hands.

Happy Valentine's Day sweetie. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Tricia said...

Awesome card and envelope! Hope your sweetheart appreciates your talent!
: ) Happy Pink Sat.

Blessings,
Tricia

Kell Belle Studio said...

Oh my! This is fantastic! What a great little tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing. I just love this.

The card caught my eye on Beverly's page and I had to pop in for a closer look.

Wishing you sparkles & lots of l'amour this Valentine's Day weekend.

Cheers! =D
~Kell Belle

racheld said...

What a charming, heartfelt creation for the one you love!

This is just a lovely one-of-a-kind, and will be treasured.

Happy Pink Saturday!

rachel

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Happy Pink and have a wonderful Valentine's Day too...love the card and I know your husband will too!

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

Light and Voices said...

You are a creative wizard! Happy Pink Saturday.
Joyce M