There's been years when I've made rather elaborate valentines, with hand-painted papers and various embellishments adding flair (or so I thought) to my cards. But currently I have a big home improvement project going on, so I had neither time nor energy for fancier cards.
Still, I think the simple design I created this year is pleasing:
- white card stock
- vintage playing card
- scrap from page in 1930's grammar book
- heart stamped in red ink, using a stamp I'd made
- red and white heart sticker
- "Love" stamped in red ink
And the use of the vintage grammar book? Just to be different, I guess, since I've more commonly used vintage sheet music or ledger paper in my card crafting.
The heart sticker was from a set also found at a thrift store. I was looking for a little something to add to the cards and the stickers turned out to be just the right size!
Yes, a simple design, but I hope the recipients enjoy their valentines. I enjoyed making them for this worthy program.