doily heart valentine

Now that the holidays are over and we’ve begun a new year, it’s time to turn my thoughts to a very special holiday that my family loves to celebrate—Valentine’s Day! Among other things, we like to make it a special day for each other by making valentines. Here’s an idea for a handmade valentine using the beautiful Lucky In Love Collection Kit and Designer Stamps.
I used the Designer Stamps in some fun ways to create texture and to alter some stickers from the collection. First I created an embossed heart doily by covering the doily stamp with some watermark ink, and then stamping the image onto plain white cardstock.
Next I sprinkled some gold embossing powder over the stamped image, making sure to cover the entire image. I carefully poured the excess powder back into the container. Then I used my heat gun to emboss the image. (Be sure to allow the embossed image to cool before handling.) I love the rich texture that the embossed gold heart doily adds to the card!
Visit the Echo Park Paper blog HERE to learn a cool stamping tip I used on my card.

How about you? Do you like to make handmade valentines to celebrate with you loved ones?

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