Vintage Valentine Cards Scream Romance

Running an Etsy store means I need to stay one season ahead. So while the rest of you are diligently working on your Christmas Cards, I have started my Valentine Cards.

Valentine's Day is the BEST occasion for making Vintage inspired cards. To me Vintage screams of Romance and Love, so I just love making these cards. I used several techniques on this card so let me share with you what I did.

I just received my Best Ever Craft Mat from Blitsy in the mail yesterday so I had to try it out. I started out by creating the brick wall using my new stencil from So Suzy Stamp. The two Distress ink's that worked great for a brick wall are Fired Brick and Walnut Stain. Distress Inks react great with water, so I added droplets of water and let it air dry.

Once the Brick wall was dry, I used gold texture paste with a stencil called Art Is.  I did not want the entire brick wall to be covered with the gold paste, so I used blue painter's tape.

I did use my distressing tool on the side's of my paper to add aging to my paper and adhered it to my base paper. Washi tape is always a fun element to add to vintage cards as they tear easily and can be randomly placed. I often use my washi tape to help balance my cards.

Once my flat elements were in place, I adhered it to a 5" x 7" card. Once on my card base I added an altered scrabble game piece and two heart die cuts that were also stenciled with the Art Is template.

As a finishing touch, I did curl up the top part and bottom part of my hearts to create a 3-D affect.

If you would like this sentiment, you can find it on over on Jennifer Scraps. If you need any of these supplies, they are listed below in my affiliate links or you can always buy it from my etsy store.

I would love for you to check out some of my other Valentine Day Cards. Hopefully they will give you some ideas as well.

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