Thursday, January 29, 2015

Clean and Simple Valentine's Day Cards by Karen Thomas

Hello! I’m Karen Thomas from Purpleberry Design. I love to draw, paint and make cards. Today I’m going to share with you how simple it is to make elegant Valentine’s Day cards with just a few supplies. First up, let’s gather our supplies.

For this card we will be using a note card (I’ve used a natural card to add some dimension), a bleed proof pen (some pens will bleed through cardstock so make sure you test yours before making your card) and a decorative brad (this one came from Stampin’ Up). Right let’s get creating.

For this card I’m going to create a flower, so the first thing I do is adhere the brad onto the card and draw four petals. I like to think of the circle as a clock and add the petals around the brad at 15-minute intervals. I find this helps in the even placement of the petals.

Next, I add the rest of the petals and voila we have a flower. 

Because I’m trying for a clean and simple look I now add the stem, but don’t add leaves. 

While I think the flower is quite pretty on it’s own, I think adding the word love balances the card nicely. I added the word to the card freehand using the pen. However, if you find that makes you nervous then try it with pencil first. So there you have it a clean and simple card using three supplies. 

Here are some more ideas for you to try.

And here's a look at our finished cards.

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ladybird8 said...

Thanks for sharing,they are lively simple

Unknown said...

This is so adorable! I just love making cards. And this is the perfect time of year for that!

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