How to make Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards
Greeting cards are the best ways to convey your heart felt message in an artistic way to your loved ones. This Valentine’s Day, add to a mundane greeting card a personal touch by taking up a D-I-Y project.
You need not be an artist or a designer to come up with a homemade Valentine’s Day greeting card – all you need are simple tricks, your will to execute and a little bit of your time and dedication.
Use things around you – buttons, ribbons, magazine clippings– Give your greeting card significance by using things from your daily life to say that your sweetheart is very much a part of your life. Create one with his or her shirt button that flew off a couple of days back, or the ribbon she/he used to tie your birthday gift, or cut-outs from the magazine you two enjoy reading together!
Stencils help create the perfect motif– Pick a beautiful stencil and just place it on a handmade paper and use any color to bring the motif to the paper. Now simply write a line or two, and you have a designer greeting card!
Sentiments in your own handwriting will touch her/his heart– For this, take a handmade paper in a neutral color and then use markers to write personal sentiments on it using a different color for each sentiment.
Turn a lottery ticket into a novelty– Let her/him know that you are lucky to have her/him in your life by gluing a lottery ticket to a black card template. Now simply draw some abstract motifs around it to create a vibrant greeting.
It doesn’t take an artist to make a heart– A red heart in felt or velvet with your names written on it, and glitters added to dress it up further, says I Love You in style.
Printed paper or fabric and scalloped edges– Scraps of wallpaper, or fabric lying in your home or printed gift wrapping paper can turn into a beautiful greeting card easily.
Collage from cutouts– Cut out from magazine and news papers images of her/his favorite stars or say an object of passion (say cars, bikes, flowers etc) and create a collage out of them – the end result will be something that will directly speak to her/him.
Leaves and petal imprints– This needs planning. Press a beautiful leaf or a lovely petal and then glue it to a textured paper for a designer card.
Put your own hand, lip or finger imprint– Nothing can be more personal than offering a part of yourself. Put paint on your palms or finger, or paint your lips with lipstick and just let them make their mark on the paper.
Resort to Origami– The internet is full of simple guidelines to paper art. Create one of your own and write messages in its various folds tactfully to rekindle the mystery in your relationship.
These, by the way, are some basic guidelines. The key to make these basics look designer is to let your imagination run riot. So don your thinking cap and come up with a Valentine’s Day card your partner will treasure with all her/his heart.
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