2 Quick Non-Traditional Valentine’s Day Cards

by Terri

Hey crafty friends, Terri here today with 2 quick non-traditional Valentine's Day Cards!

I don't know about you but I sometimes feel a little nauseated by all of the Valentine's Day Cards out there. Of course, I want my loved one to know how I feel but without all of the roses and cheesy stuff.

That's when I got to thinking about how to take items from my stash that aren't themed and make them fit the occasion. I decided that a good stencil for a quick and easy background would work well and then add in a strong alphabet die set for a fuss-free sentiment.

2 quick non traditional Valentine's Day cards

How to Create Non-Traditional Valentine's Day Cards

Both cards were created in the same way, the only difference is the sentiment.

I started by blending through the stencils onto some 80lb White Solar Crest Cardstock using the Mini Blending Brush set. I find that using a smaller blending brush means I can be light-handed and don't overload with ink. The ink colors I chose were BambooJet BlackPuffy Heart, and Crimson Crisp Dye Inks.

To create the sentiment, I ink blended some Crimson Ink onto 110lb white cardstock.  I then added some gold splatters using the Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set. Once dry, I cut out all of the letters needed for the sentiments. I also cut another set from black cardstock and layered them together with a slight drop shadow. This is one of my favorite ways to make an impactful sentiment!

Modern Valentine's day card

quick non traditional Valentine's Day card

To bring it all together, I trimmed the stenciled backgrounds to measure 3.75″ by 5″ and then layered them onto a black card measuring 4″ by 5.25″. I then added both panels to white A2 note cards. The sentiments were added using Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

There you have it, two non-traditional Valentine's Day Cards. Will you be creating Valentine's Day Cards this year?


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Maureen R January 30, 2022 - 4:11 PM

Super Cute!!!!

Tara Prince January 18, 2023 - 1:44 PM

so super cute


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