I made this Valentine’s Day card using Lawn Fawn stamps and the latest challenge theme from the Lawn Fawnatics blog, which is “Let’s Celebrate!” This versatile theme empowers crafters to get ahead on their card making. What a fantastic idea!
I just got an adorable new Valentine’s Day themed stamp set featuring heart-shaped balloons and a sweet little skunk. So I interpreted this particular challenge theme to mean that we are going to celebrate Valentine’s Day — what fun! I stamped the heart balloons in a colorful pattern, along with the lovely Valentine’s Day sentiment. I love the cheerful, colorful results!
Want to make a Valentine’s Day card like this one? If so, here’s a list of supplies plus a step-by-step tutorial you can follow:
List of Supplies You’ll Need for Making This Card
Lawn Fawn Supplies
- Stamps: Lawn Fawn Scent With Love Stamps — Add-On
- Stamping Ink: Lawn Fawn black ink
- Paper: “Lucky Penny” and “Larimar” From the Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes Collection
- Adhesive: Lawn Fawn Glue Tube
Other Craft Supplies
- Card and Envelope: I made my own card; the envelope is from Cardmaker’s Choice
- Markers: Tombow Dual Brush Pens; I used the pink, blue and purple from the Brights set. There are a zillion places you can get these, but the best price I’ve found for them so far is at Dick Blick. If you don’t want to spend the money for a full set of pens, you can buy them individually at Dick Blick. You can also get individual pens from A Cherry on Top; I got some of my Tombows there too. I’ve been a frequent customer at both stores and can highly recommend both of them.
- Fiskars Paper Edgers: Arabian design
- White Cardstock: You can use any stiff white cardstock for stamping your design and creating your greeting card. I used Core’dinations white cardstock to make mine.
- Heart Stencil or Die: If you have a die cutter, you’ll want to use a heart-shaped die for cutting out a scalloped or fancy heart shape. If not, no worries; you can cut this by hand if you are so inclined. I don’t happen to have a die cutter, so I fussy-cut my heart using Fiskars paper edgers and an older heart stencil that I have had in my stash since, literally, sometime last century. The stencil I used was long ago discontinued and is no longer available, but if you do not already have a heart stencil in your craft supplies, you can freehand draw a similar heart shape and cut it out using fancy scissors.
- Scoring Tools: I used a Scor-Pal tool for folding and scoring my handmade card, but you can either buy a ready-made card base or use the scoring tools of your choice to make your card.
Step-By-Step Instructions for How to Make This Valentine’s Day Card:
- My card is A2 size (4.38″ x 5.75″ ). You can start by using a ready-made card in this size, or you can cut, fold and score your own card base using white cardstock.
- The Lawn Fawn “Watercolor Wishes” papers are double sided. For this card, I used the sky-blue side of the “Larimar” patterned paper; the reverse side of the paper has a playful, dotted design that would also be fun to use in a Valentine card. I also used the lighter pink side of the “Lucky Penny” paper, which is the side you can see facing up in my hand-cut heart shape.
- Either die-cut your heart, OR use a pencil to trace / draw a heart shape, either freehand or using a heart stencil. Cut around the heart with decorative scissors. I used pink marker to color the area between the heart and the scissor-cut edges; you can do this too if you like.
- Stamp the heart-shaped balloon image multiple times onto your cut out heart shape. To stamp the balloons, I recommend using Lawn Fawn’s black ink.
- Color the images using suitable markers or other coloring tools; I used the Tombow Dual Brush markers from the “Brights” set to color my balloon images
- Cut out a rectangle of the Lawn Fawn “Larimar” paper and glue this to the card base.
- Glue your stamped heart image onto the card front.
- Stamp one additional heart image onto the darker pink side of the “Lucky Penny” Watercolor Wishes patterned paper by Lawn Fawn. If you have a die-cutter and the appropriate dies, you can die cut the balloon shape. Otherwise, fussy-cut the balloon shape out using scissors and glue it to your card front. Then adhere your heart balloon shape to the card front.
- Stamp and / or handwrite your greeting, cut it out and attach to the card front. I stamped the words “Happy Valentine’s Day” in black ink on top of Watercolor Wishes pink paper. However, you may wish to choose a different greeting, so please feel free to change this up however you want to.
- Optional: Ink around the entire outside edge of the card for additional emphasis. I did this using Sky Blue Pearleascent Brilliance ink, which complements Lawn Fawn’s blue watercolor-y patterned paper beautifully.
- Personalize the inside of your greeting card for its intended recipient.
So there you have it: That’s one possible way to use Lawn Fawn’s adorable “Scent with Love” stamp add-on set to create a fun card celebrating Valentine’s Day. I hope you’ll be able to use this idea for creating bunches of your own lovely Valentines. Enjoy!
Want more free card making ideas? You’re invited to check out the following pages on our website:
- Find more cards and paper crafts project ideas featuring Lawn Fawn stamps HERE.
- Find more Valentine’s Day cards to make HERE.
- Find More Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas HERE.
- Find our main index of card making ideas HERE.
- Find our main index of paper craft projects and ideas HERE.
Thanks so much for dropping by! I hope you’ll have a lovely and creative day. Best wishes,
Posted By: Amy Solovay
This page was last updated on 3-20-2022.