Amanda here today with one of my favorite ways to finish a card. Second only to Christmas, Valentine’s Day is my favorite card holiday. It is so much fun to make and send a mailbox full of cards. I love adding stitching detail to cards. Stitching can be used functionally to hold cards together, as a design element, or as a decorative border.
Pebbles’ new We Go Together collection has SO many fun embellishments. I used confetti, epoxy hearts and sentiments, accordion hearts, and library card pockets to embellish a variety of fun Valentines’s Day cards.
I have a love/hate relationship with vellum. I love the way it looks on cards but hate the way adhesive shows through. Where possible, I stitch vellum elements to cards which eliminates the need for unsightly adhesive. I created a vellum shaker card by stitching a panel of vellum to the front of this card.
I created the shaker pocket by first stitching around the border of the vellum layer. I inserted several pieces of heart confetti through the opening around the oval and then stitched around the oval.
Sometimes adding a little bit of stitching can help balance the design elements on a card. After this card was finished, it felt as though it was missing something. I added a bit of zigzag stitching near the bottom of the card to help balance the off-center accordion heart.
One of my favorite ways to embellish a card is to add a wonky stitched border. Simply move your card from side to side–ever so slightly–as you stitch around the card. Isn’t this library card pocket adorable? I love the “checking you out” sentiment. This card is perfect for my husband so I stuck with gray and red tones on this card to give it a more masculine feel.
The library card pockets read “This book belongs to”, but I thought it was fitting for Valentine’s Day to cover the word “book” with an epoxy heart. Personalize your valentine by adding the name of your recipient to the front of the library pocket.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
WE GO TOGETHER DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK 12″X12″ I LOVE YOU
WE GO TOGETHER CARDSTOCK STICKERS 6″X12″ 2/SHEETS ICONS & PHRASES
WE GO TOGETHER EPOXY STICKERS PHRASES
WE GO TOGETHER EPOXY STICKERS HEARTS
WE GO TOGETHER CONFETTI .5OZ HEARTS
WE GO TOGETHER LIBRARY POCKETS WITH CARDS 12 PIECES 6 POCKETS & 6 CARDS
WE GO TOGETHER ACCORDION FOLD PAPER HEARTS 4/PKG
PEBBLES PAPER PAD 6″X6″ 36/PKG WE GO TOGETHER
KNOCK OUTS BORDER PUNCH VALUE KIT