Monday, January 26, 2015

Hiya, Valentine!

I decided to make some Valentine cards for the nursing home my mom spent some time in this summer. The Caring Hearts Card Drive inspired me. I've been contributing to the card drive for a couple of years because I love the idea, and after seeing Mom's nursing home in person, I understood how much of a difference a card could make in a person's life, if only to break the monotony of the days.

So I picked Valentine's Day as my date to get about 80 cards finished. But I'm going with more generic cards than Valentines just in case I don't make the deadline. Here's a card I tried to make suitable for a man or woman.

I started with an embossed card base, stamped an older Hero Arts silhouette stamp (you can find it at Jo Ann here.) on Hero Arts patterned paper, added a ribbon behind a preprinted sentiment—fast and easy and hopefully good. I added more black to the ground with a marker, mostly to cover up the messed up stamping :) I like to think I'm the Queen of Coverups, since I make a lot of mistakes and have a lot of experience "fixing" them.

I'm entering this card over at Craft Stamper Magazine's January Challenge. They have a great prize pack this month, check it out!

Happy Monday!