You’re the Best Valentine

by onepaperstreet

The design inspiration for this card was sort of two-fold. I’ve had some banner stamps sitting around my craft room that I bought for Valentines day last year and never used, so I wanted to give them a try. I also wanted to make a card that was fun and light-hearted which could be given to a close friend or a relatively new relationship. The end result was lots of colorful hearts and banners on this beautiful card for this Valentines Day tutorial.

Watch the You’re the Best Valentine Twitch broadcast here.

MATERIALS USED:

Red Cardstock (11×4.25) –From: Recollections Cardstock Red 5 Shades 50 Sheets

3 heart-shaped gemstones

Recollections White Heavyweight for Interior (3.75’x5’)

Recollections White Heavyweight for exterior banners and sentiment

Love Banners stamp set from Michaels

Valentines Hearts Cardstock (5.25×4)

“You’re the Best” sentiment stamp

Butter Bar Ink Pad –Hero Arts Hero’s Pineapple Color Layering Stamp Pad Set

Red Royal Ink Pad –From: Hero Arts AF361 Yana’s Sunset Layering Stamp Pad Set

Ultra Pink Ink Pad –From: Hero Arts AF361 Yana’s Sunset Layering Stamp Pad Set

Clear Stamping Block –From: Inkadinkado Clear Small And Medium Blocks

ColorBox Wicked Black Archival Ink

Scrapbook Adhesives Initially Repositionable Mounting Squares

Forever In Time 3D Pop Dots Square Dual-Adhesive Foam Mount, 1/2-Inch
Forever In Time 3D Pop Dots Square Dual-Adhesive Foam Mount, 1/4-Inch

Trim Slant Tip Tweezers

Feather No.55 Switch-Blade Shear, 5.5 Inch

12 Inch Ruler – From: Omnigrid 4-6-12-Inch Marking Ruler Trio

WALKTHROUGH:

Step 1

I started this project by stamping all of the banners and the “You’re the best” sentiment onto the Recollections White Heavyweightcardstock.

Step 2

Next I trimmed all of the cardstock at the same time. This made the later steps in the project move a lot faster. I cut the red cardstock down to 11×4.25 inches in size. I then folded it in half to make a 4.25×5.5 inch wide greeting card.

The Valentines Hearts cardstock that would be used for the background of the exterior design and was cut to be 5.25x 4 inches tall. I also cut the interior insert out for ease later. I would make it 3.75×5 inches tall.

Step 3

After everything was cut, I applied repositionable mounting squares to the Valentines Hearts cardstock and to the interior insert. I also placed 3D Pop Dots onto the back of the banners.

Tip: If a Pop Dot is too big for the ends of the banner, simply cut it down the middle diagonally and place each piece on the banner tips. Also place Pop Dots away from the edge of the paper, so that it’s not visible after the project is complete.

Step 4

Position the Valentines Hearts cardstock onto the card base and press it down so that it is firmly in place. Make sure that the card opens from right to left, and that the card crease is on the left hand side of the opening. Open the card and also position and secure the interior insert as well.

Step 5

Position the banners and sentiment on the upper left hand side of the card as desired. Firmly press down on each banner when you like their positioning. Do the same with the sentiment. Once this has been done, please place 3 heart-shaped gems on the lower right hand side to finish up the card.

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