I always find Valentine’s Day cards for the hubby challenging. I mean, after all, it is Valentine’s Day, but he would die if it ever got too cutesy, cutesy.
So here’s my attempt at saying – Hey I love you and yes it’s Valentine’s Day – without making it full of bows and ribbons.
I used Real Red as my background and layered it with Whisper White and Basic Black embossed in Stylish Stripes. I used the sentiment “Love You” from the June Paper Pumpkin and embossed it in silver. No ribbon here, just Black Baker’s Twine for the hearts stamped in Real Red. A few silver sequins to finish it off and we’re done!
I love layering and decided to go for it with this card.
I used Whisper White heavy cardstock for my base and layered it with Blushing Bride cardstock. Over that, I highlighted the DSP paper, Birthday Bouquet.
To the top of the card I have a doily, layered with white satin ribbon, layered with Watermelon Wonder cardstock embossed in dots, layered with a strip of vellum paper. (Told you I liked layers.)
Add a little detail of hearts and the sentiment from Crazy For You and the card is complete.
What you do for one child, I have learned that you must do for all.
Older Child Valentine’s Day card. Check. (See here.) Middle Child Valentine’s Day card. (Now) Check. This is for my boy whose “Mommy, I love you” is 90% of the time followed by a smooch.
If I had to recommend a stamp set to get it would be Gorgeous Grunge. It adds a nice artsy feel and is unbelievably easy to use! And I’m sorry, but Valetine’s always means Real Red to me.
Love is in the air.
You might initially think – Valentine’s Card = Hubby. Nope.
My kids love receiving homemade cards. For them, it’s not just about saying “I Love You,” but “Love You For Being You.” Quite honestly, children (mine as much as yours) are amazing and need to be reminded of that!