This sparkly Valentine’s Day card was a first place ribbon winner at our county fair in August. While it looks rather complex, it is actually quite easy to put together… it just looks like you spent hours on it! Feel free to mix it up with different glitter papers, ribbons, and sentiments! This would be perfect, not only for Valentine’s Day, but for an anniversary or “anytime” love card.
- White card stock, 6.25 x 6.25″
- Black card stock, 6.0 x 12.0″
- Pink glitter card stock, 5.75 x 5.75″
- 12″ ribbon
- Black glitter card stock, 4 x 4″
- You are Loved rubber stamp
- Embossing ink pad
- Embossing glue powder*
- Pink glitter
- Heart die cut and die cut machine (you can also cut the hearts by hand)
- 3 pop dots
- transparent tape
- Paper cutter
- Fold black card stock in half; crease well.
- Adhere folded black card stock to center of white card stock.
- Using die cutting machine or scissors, cut a heart out of the center of the pink glitter paper. Saving the heart piece you remove.
- Using die cutting machine, or scissors, cut a heart out of the black glitter paper.
- Adhere pink glitter heart to black glitter heart as shown in picture. Set aside.
- Wrap 6.5″ of ribbon around lower bottom of pink glitter card stock. Adhere with transparent tape on back.
- Adhere pink glitter piece to center of black card stock, ensuring black portion of card opens correctly.
- With embossing ink pad, stamp sentiment in center of heart (onto the black card stock).
- Heat with embossing gun. Immediately sprinkle with embossing glue powder* and heat again.
- When embossing glue powder has melted, sprinkle with pink glitter and shake off excess. Set aside to dry.
- Wrap 4.5″ length of ribbon around pink and black hearts in a diagonal. Adhere ends with translucent tape on back.
- With remaining ribbon, tie a faux knot around heart ribbon; trim edges as needed.
- Adhere pink and black hearts on right side of card, as shown, using pop dots.
*Note: There are two types of embossing glues available. Embossing glue powders and embossing glue ink pads. Personally, I like the embossing glue powder better, but it is your choice. Please see the instructions on the package, if you choose to use an embossing glue ink pad.[php snippet=1]