Friday, February 15, 2019

Get Carded: Valentines for Vets 2019

Hello! As I've done for the past several years, I made two dozen valentines and mailed them off to a regional VA medical center. I enjoy making greeting cards, so why not do it for a good cause?

Here's a brief sample of how this year's batch of cards turned out:

And a few close-ups:

A vintage dictionary page is the basis for this heart.

This heart looks vintage, but it's actually an art paper imposter.

But the vintage look is authentic here; the heart was created on a piece of 1880's ledger paper.

The rest of the materials are:
  • White card stock
  • Two heart stencils: one that made stripes and one that made a scalloped edge. The stencils were colored in with marker or colored pencil.
  • The scalloped-edge hearts were made on white art papers scraps, then the striped-heart papers were added.
  • Pink masking tape embellishment
  • As seen in the photo showing all three cards is the word "LOVE", created with a Dymo Organizer Xpress label maker. 
 Yes, it's a bit of work making this many cards, but I'm glad to do it for our veterans. I hope my efforts gladdened their hearts on Valentine's Day!


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