Hey, Terri here. I hope you are well. I'm sharing 3 easy last-minute Valentine's Day Cards. As Valentine's Day edges nearer and nearer, we are all thinking about making the Valentine's cards we said we'd have made by now. I don't know about you but I've found this month has flown by and I've not accomplished as much as I had planned… Valentine's Day cards have been pushed lower down in my to-do list every day!
Last-Minute Valentine's Day Cards
Fear not, today I'm hear to solve that issue and hopefully help inspire you with 3 easy last-minute Valentine's Day cards. In fact you could use them for several occasions, the best bit is that each card only takes around 10 minutes to make. Let's jump in and take a look at how each card is made.
Floral Heart Outline Valentine's Day Card
My first card uses the Floral Heart Frame Die as the focal point. When you cut the die you get a positive and a negative/waste piece, keep the waste! I cut the Floral Heart Frame from red card which was backed with Double Sided Adhesive Sheets. This helps speed up adhering the die-cut to your card.
The background of my A2 notecard was prepared by ink blending Silver Stone ink through the Hand-Drawn Tile Stencil. I used an extremely light hand so as to not take away from the main focal image.
I added some black inky splatters using the Jet Black Ink Spray. Once dry, I placed the die-cut heart in the center of the card. Next, I added a sentiment using the Sentiment Banners Cover Die and the coordinating Hot Foil Plate. I foiled it in gold and then stamped a sentiment from the Sentiments Strips 3 Stamp Set.
I decided I needed a little more gold so I added some splatters using the Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set. To finish, I placed the sentiment onto some Instant Dimension Foam Tape.
Negative Floral Heart Valentine's Day Card
Remember that negative/waste from the die cut Floral Heart Frame? Well this card uses it and boy, does it pack a punch!
I added the heart just above centre onto an A2 white note card. I then cut the sentiment using the Fancy Kisses die from black cardstock and adhered it using my 2-in-1 Precision Glue Pen. I realised that the sentiment looked very flat and needed a little something, so I grabbed my Must Have Gel Pen Set and added some white highlights. This really made a difference.
To embellish the card and fill a little of the white space, I added a sprinkle of Satin Gold Sequins. I also wanted to bring some red into the embellishments but didn't have any red enamel dots in my stash! I pulled out the Essential Black and White Enamel Dots and my Grapevine Artist Marker and set about coloring some of the smallest dots. Using the Artist Marker is a really quick way to change the color and they dry in seconds. This was the quickest of the cards and I love how it turned out.
Solid Floral Heart Valentine's Day Card
My final card uses both the positive and negative parts of the Floral Heart Frame die-cut. This time I added some Double Sided Adhesive to the back of my thick red cardstock. I knew that this would mean that the die wouldn't be able to cut all the way through as I'd made the depth deeper than the cutting edge. I ran it through my die cutting machine and it did just as I'd hoped, It cut the outside edge and some of the detail but on the whole most of the parts stayed intact.
To prepare the card base, I embossed it using the Dreamy Tiles 3D Embossing Folder, I then lightly swiped the embossed areas with my Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink Pad which gives a stunning effect. I peeled the backing from the die-cut heart and added it to the card.
To create the sentiments, I heat-embossed 3 different sentiments from the Sentiments Strips Stamp Set onto black cardstock using Rose Gold Crisp Embossing Powder and Embossing Ink. Once melted with my heat gun, I added foam tape to the back and arranged the sentiments over the heart.
There you have it, 3 last-minute Valentine's Day cards! I hope that I have inspired you, thank you for stopping by today!
Great Idea! I would have not thought to use the negative die cut. Nice Work!
Love these cards-they look great, yet simple. Not too feminine to give your guy.
Really Beautiful cards!!! Love this die!!