Looking for some ideas to make Valentine’s Day cards? I have to confess I’m not much of a romantic but I enjoy cute expressions of love. Today’s card is an example of what I mean. I’ve used a variety of CutCardStocks to make this yummy looking heart donut card.
Here’s a closer look at the donuts. They look almost good enough to bite into right?
To begin, I cut out a various sprinkles in different shapes. Before I cut them up, I used Copic markers to cover small pieces of Curious Metallic Ice Gold in red, blue, blue green, purple, pink, and red. Copic ink dries quickly on the metallic cardstocks. Since the pieces are so small, swatching the light cardstock with inks saves a bit of time. I cut out frosting and frosting strips in Ice Gold and I cut another set of strips in Stardream Metallic Bronze cardstock. Although I didn’t use all these pieces, I wanted to make sure I had plenty of icing and sprinkles to work with. Curious Metallic Cardstock has a great sheen and it looks just like pearlized icing used in this way.
My donuts were made with Royal Sundance Kraft Fiber Cardstock. I used more Curious Metallic Ice Gold cardstock for the icing. I stamped one donut with Stazon ink. This ink dries quickly and is less prone to smearing on the smooth metallic cardstock. Then I glued the sprinkles and hearts to the donuts. To create my card base, I started by applying donut washi tape to the top and bottom of an white A2 card base made from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock.
I measured and cut a piece of Basis Soft Pink cardstock to fit between the donut borders. I embossed this panel with a conversation heart embossing folder. Then I glued it to the card base as shown.
I arranged the two donuts on the card by gluing the one with the sentiment directly to the panel. I placed the top one with foam tape so it had some lift. To finish the card, I placed 5 pink pearls on the card. It looks good enough to eat!
Thanks for joining me today. If you are making Valentine cards, you’ve got time to get your cardstocks to make those special cards. Visit the store for all you cardmaking and scrapbooking needs.