Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Easy and Fun Valentine Card Tutorial

Hello Friends! Today I am sharing an easy tutorial for a Valentine Card.
This really cute Vintage Valentine will be the main feature on my card so start by printing and cutting out the Valentine. I cut off the two hearts at the top of the Valentine but you can choose whether you want to leave them or not.

Here is a look at the finnished card.

I first started with a sheet of shiny blue cardstock which I cut 7 x 10 and folded over to create a 5 x 7 card.

I then cut a sheet of brown gingham paper to be 4  3/4 x 6  3/4.
Glue to the center of the card.

Next I cut a sheet of blue patterned paper to measure 4 x 6. I  inked the edges with Aqua blue Cat's Eye ink by Colorbox.

I then took a strip of red gingham ribbon and tied a bow in the center.

I then wrapped and glued it around my blue patterned paper. Next I added button to the center of the bow.

I took this Bracket shaped chipboard piece by Maya Road and covered it with pink gingham paper. You can look up Bracket shapes on google to find free templates for this shape.

After I covered it with the Pink Gingham paper, I took Rock Candy Crackle paint which is a clear crackle paint and painted across the piece and let it dry. Here is the effect it has after it is dry. A beautiful crackled, aged look that is so cool!

I glued the chipboard bracket to my card and added the Valentine to the center of the Bracket.
That's it! Super easy, Super quick and a super cute card for your friends and family!

Thank you for joining me today for this tutorial. Make sure you drop back by tomorrow for the next installment of my Paper Bag Album tutorial!!
Have a happy day, Lindsey


Sherry said...

The clock card is really nice Lindsey! Do you just print these on an inkjet printer? I need to get started making 20 Valentine Cards for a swap so I'm looking at all of your tutorials for ideas.

Thanks for sharing!

Cottage Cozy said...

I Love it...and I am going to make one tomorrow! Thanks!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

This clock card is so cute, Lindsey! Thanks! I think I'll use this one for Bobby! ♥

Faye said...

I love it! I love everything you girls do! Hope you have a great day! Blessings, Faye

Julie said...

So very cute!

Anonymous said...

Lindsey that is just adorable! xo

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lindsey
Your valentine card is adorable. You make everything look so easy you are such a professional. Thanks for sharing this today. I always feel inspired after visiting your blog.

Jacqueline said...

Looks simple enough for this humble girl with the curl...Thank you for your million and one ideas! You are super duper!

Cora said...

Too it!

Pearl said...

Hi Lindsey...
This has to now be one of my favorites of all of your cards! I've really become drawn towards cuckoo clocks lately...
Have been meaning to ask you what kind of paper you print your images on to, and would you share your source, too, please? Thanks!
I hope you're having a wonderful day...

~ blessings ~
Pearl ♥

Scrap for Joy said...

Hi Lindsey!
Your card came out so cute! It's the makes such a huge difference. The different papers and textures and dimension set off the image so well. You have a good eye for paper and color choices..great job!

LiLi M. said...

This card is so cute and you made it even better, clapclapclapclap (me applauding!). Thanks again girls!

Bearly Sane said...

Cute Lindsey ... you are very generous with your tutorials and everyone enjoys them ... but I'd much rather pinch the sweet doggy in the previous post!!! LOL!
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Blue Cottage said...

Nice you show how to make those cards.
I hope I'll find the time (sometime) to make this wonderful cards.
Thank you for this tutorial.
Regards from holland

~~Carol~~ said...

I knew I wanted to do this one, as soon as I saw the sweet cuckoo clock! Another great project, and I'm adding it to my list of must-dos!

goldenbird said...

Oh my gosh, that is so cute! Thank you for the tutorial. I'm not great at making greeting cards, so it's nice to learn how step-by-step.

Shirley said...

Love it. I always check to see what you two have been up to lately. It is amazing to see what you have created. Take care

Elyse said...

how adorable!


Sandy said...

JUST LOVE IT!!!!! I so enjoy your tutorials! Thanks for another cute image also!

Shopgirl said...

Another wonderful tutorial, so cute. I haven't done aything yet...Arney's Birthday is this week so that is my focus.
Love this, Mary