Would you agree that homemade Valentines are the best kind?
I think they are and want to show a technique that has a lot of possibilities!
In gathering my supplies; I got my cardstock, adhesive vinyls, adhesives, punches, die-cut machine and some acetate. The acetate comes comes in clear sheets in an office supply or craft store. Sometimes you will find it as a memory paper with designs in it, but I used clear for this shaker card. Styletechcraft vinyls are available on Amazon and this link. To order click here
The fun compenent to this card are adhesive vinyl sheets that I used to decorate the front of the card. The vinyl was die-cut and adhered to the acetate on the front of the card.
Here is what you will need:
StyleTechcraft Vinyl: Ultra FX: Stardust and Galaxy
Adhesives: tacky glue, 3-D tape, tape runner
Dies: hearts, frame, alphabet letters (L and Love)
Embellishments: washi tape, paper doily, rhinestone (your choice)
Photograph (I printed one out in the size I wanted.)
Gather all of the components for your card and assemble. I used half of a paper doily, some washi tape and 4 graduated sizes and colors of die-cut hearts. I punched out the small hearts for confetti.
Cut out the 5" x 7" frame which will become the front panel of the card. Center and adhere the frame to the acetate.
Before assembling; cut out the vinyl letters and adhere to the 5" x 7" rectangle of acetate. The internet has many videos, showing how to cut out and apply vinyl. Google "how to apply adhesive craft vinyl".
Apply the picture to the front of the card. See the photo below to show how to apply the front panel.
Turn the front panel to it's wrong side. Remove the release paper from the 3-D tape.
Put the punched hearts in the window. Center and adhere the front panel to the front of the card.
This is how the front of the card should appear. The first picture on the blog shows the card without the paper doily for those who think less is more! I was experimenting as I designed this card. I will make more and tweak the card to look exactly like I want it to.
Make sure to take the time to enjoy the small blessings along the way and
Live Life with a Flourish!
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in exchange for my creativity on this blog.