Look at the beauty I made for this Valentine’s Day! It’s a Heart Gem Valentine Card.
The design for this Heart Gem Valentine Card is completely free (though not mine). But I will include the link to this fantastic lady’s website where I have found this amazing freebie along with many others. You may find the link to a FREE template at the bottom of this post.
You may have noticed that while making the video some of the gems kept falling. I realized it was due to the fact that the adhesive of the gems and pearls I used was not too strong for the thick glitter paper. Later I tried Martha Stewart all-purpose adhesive gel to put them back on place and it worked as a charm! So keep in mind that it’s better to use extra transparent strong glue to hold all gems in place.
Here is the card itself:
More photos, full description along with the list of materials I used, and a link to Free Heart Gem Cad Template are under cut section.I added a wooden lace heart on top. First, I painted it with white paint. Waited until it was dry. Then added pinkish red paint on top. Waited… And after that I put the third layer – crackle accents. When it was dry I could not be happier with the result. This step gave the leaves 3D dimension style of dried leaves. Then I added pink glitter glue on top to achieve semi-glittering effect. And lots of gems of cause!There is a sentiment inside of the card:
As for the envelope, I put glitter paper under the top corner of the envelope and covered it with the came craft paper I use to make the envelope itself so that the corner would be no plain white once opened.
Plus, I have 1 small heart left from the Heart Gift Boxes I made, and stamped it, added a small pearl on top, and glued it as a fastener.
As for the heart on the front of the envelope – it was soooo easy! I already had it cut after I made the under-layer for the sentiment! See? It’s super convenient!
For the base and a top cover card I used 45 Market double-sided cardstock (I can’t even say that it’s just a craft paper because it’s a nice sturdy heavy cardstock ideally perfect for card bases) from the Heirloom Botanicals collection. For the square covers, heart sentiment, and envelope I used Martha Stewart’s craft paper.
The wooden heart is by Creatve Embellishments.
As for the glue I already mentioned it: Martha Stewart all purpose gel adhesive.
The pearls and gems by Caiser Craft and BoBunny.
The template itself I found at birdscards.com The design includes a base of the card, a card cover, a sentiment, and an envelope. Isn’t it lovely to have a matching envelope along with a card?
Giving just Valentine Card (even such a beautiful one) is not that something special. What I did – I make a quest for my husband to find his valentine!
I cut out 12 hearts, stamped them with Mon’Amour stamps by Graphic 45 and some other I have, wrote little messages and riddles on each of them, and hid them all over the house! Each heart had a clue where to find another one until the last one brought my absolutely happy husband to this main Valentine Card.
Take care and don’t forget to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you!
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