On to Day 6 of the 31 Days of Love Series 2015. This is a Valentine’s Day Crafts & Activities series celebrating lovely fellow bloggers – big and small and from all over the world. Each day through January, one of them will bring you a lovely love activity just for Valentine’s Day – some for kids, some for grown ups. Plenty of inspiration for everyone of all ages – whether you are looking for Valentine’s Day Decorations, Valentine’s Day Treats, Valentine’s Day Cards or Valentine’s Day Gifts… hopefully you will find some “heart inspiration” to have a go at!
For your Valentine’s Cards you will need:
- blank card 5 1/2 inches by 4 1/4 inches (or trim and fold a piece of cardstock paper in half)
- red, purple and pink acrylic paint
- shaving cream
- shallow container
- white cardstock paper
- alphabet stamps
- stamp pad
- small squeegee
- 2 different sized heart punches (we used 2 3/8 inch and 1 1/2 inch)
- metallic markers
- glue stick
To Make your Valentine’s Cards:
3. Cut strips of white cardstock paper (ours were about 3 inches by 6 inches) and place them down onto the shaving cream mixture. Press lightly all over your stripes to make sure the shaving cream mixture is adhering to the paper. Remove the strips carefully and place them face up. Let them dry for about 2 minutes.
4. After two minutes, use your squeegee to remove the shaving cream mixture from your white strips. It will reveal the transfer of the beautiful marbled texture from the paint. Let the strips dry completely.
5. Take your blank card and punch two hearts along the bottom of your card with your smaller heart punch.
6. Use your alphabet stamps and a stamp pad to stamp a short message onto white cardstock paper. Cut the message out and glue it onto your blank card, above your hearts.
7. When your marble painted strips have finished drying, use your larger heart punch to cut hearts out of them.
8. Glue the marbled hearts on the inside of your card at the very bottom. Make sure they are in a position that they will show through the heart cut-outs on the front of the card before gluing them down.
Looking for more Valentine’s Day Card Ideas? We have a number of last year’s ideas for you here!
And why not browse the whole 31 Days of Love series here!