Valentines Day is traditionally a time for sending loved ones and friends greeting cards expressing how much you care about them. There are literally thousands of cards on the market to choose from, but sometimes it is much nicer to give your special someone a more personalised card made just for them. But where to start? Here are a few Valentine Card Ideas to inspire you:
1. Your color scheme.
Traditionally, Valentines Day cards are red and white, but other colours like pink, gold or black are also creeping into the mix as crafters push the boundaries.
For a truly unique Valentine card idea, try a completely different selection of colours like brown and blue or green and blue. Using your special someone’s favourite colors to make your card can help make them feel extra special. You really can incorporate a Valentines theme into any colour scheme simply by using lots of hearts.
2. Your embellishments.
Once again, there are literally thousands of Valentines embellishments to choose from. There is everything from stickers, to 3D stickers, to rub-ons, to chipboard, to stamped images…the list is endless. You can even make your own with scraps of patterned paper.
Whatever you choose, make sure it matches your color scheme and is something the recipient of your card will appreciate. If your special someone hates teddy bears and roses, do not use them. If you are struggling for Valentine card ideas, think about what the recipient loves to do. If he loves to fish, perhaps you could use a fishing hook with a heart on the end or if he likes football, you could feature a football with a heart in the middle. Featuring your special someone’s favourite hobbies and activities will help express just how much you care about them.
3. Your card design
Working out how to arrange everything on your card can be a little tricky. I like to use card sketches whenever I am making a card. It makes the process so much quicker and less stressful as they show you just how to arrange everything without cramping your style.
The most important thing is to enjoy what you are doing. Have fun creating your own Valentine card ideas and remember, your special someone will love your Valentines Day card because you took time out of your busy day to make it just for them!