I love to give my daughter a little card and gift each year for Valentine’s Day. This year I decided to change things up and make a little Valentine’s display that can be hung up on a wall or on a door. We both happen to love the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and so I thought that I would combine the two and make it a Harry Potter Valentine’s Day. I used the Wizard Friends stamp setand the Magical Sentiments stamp setand die set.
Not having a die cut to make what I envisioned, I turned to my Silhouette Cameo and made a heart with a stitched line rectangle inside. You can easily make one yourself, or feel free to download the one I made here.
I love to add sparkle to anything I make, so I decided to start out with Crafter’s Companion Shimmer Cardstock in rose pear; my cameo cut these out easily using the setting for “Silhouette-brand” chipboard (this cardstock is quite thick). I then cut out 2 inch by 3 inch rectangles of lighter weight Neenah cardstock as can be seen in the photo here:
I ultimately decided for even more sparkle using various WOW embossing powders listed at the end of this post and shown here:
I decided to stamp my images with ink first prior to heat embossing with WOW powder. Using a MISTI or similar tool allows one to do this easily. Simply stamp with the desired copic-friendly ink, wipe off the stamp then copic color so as not to have your copic colors interact with the embossing powder. Now place the image again in the same spot in the MISTI, ink up the stamp with versamark ink and stamp again. Add your favorite embossing powder and then heat set with a heat gun. Easy peasy and the results are lovely! I chose to do it this way because 1) some lighter embossing powders do not show up as well on light cardstock and 2) some images, such as the phoenix, need a mixture of gold and red to really come to life.
Once you have finished a 2 inch by 3 inch panel, adhere it to one of the hearts within the outlined area. Gently fold along the dotted lines to make the heart into an envelope. Adhere a inch ribbon to the front (as shown in the photo below); using this length of ribbon will allow you to intertwine the hearts as shown in the first photo. As a final touch you can add a heart to cover up the ribbon, so that when you fold it up, it will look like an envelope.
I hope that I inspired you to make your own valentines this year for all your valentines! Thank you for stopping by!
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