With Valentines being tomorrow, I am sharing three cute friendship handmade cards that you can send to your love ones during this month… But apart from that this post is actually part of a blog hop, which theme is Friendship and Valentines.
So if you are looking for ideas or inspiration related to friendship or valentines, then you will hoping with us.. Not to mention that the group participating in today’s blog hop is amazing! I know you will find lots of ideas and will get so inspired to craft right away!
Bet let’s get started!
Three cute Friendship Handmade Cards
For the cards I am featuring today I decided to use the “Love You Always” suite, mainly because I wanted to use the designer series papers from this collection.
There are three paper packs that coordinate beautifully. The Love You Always specialty paper comes in three colors, and all sheets have a beautiful foil in the same color! So the paper just looks super luxurious, making your cards stand out even more.
The True Love designer series paper is all in white and black, so this is great for backgrounds, as well as coloring the larger images, like I did in my cards.
And finally the Love You Always Foil sheets, as its name says it, it is foil paper. And it comes in the same colors as the Love You Always specialty paper. So these two coordinate so nice when using them together!
The Color Combination
Since I wanted to use the Rococo Rose paper from the Love You Always Specialty paper pack, I decided to go for the following color combination.
Following the colors from the paper packs makes it easy to pick color combinations for your cards. So if you have ever struggle with color combination ideas, try to use colors from the papers you want to use. You will see that then the rest comes super easy.
Sketches & Other Details
And as usual, since I had already picked the paper I wanted to use, I just needed to pick sketches to come up with my card ideas..
Below you will see all sketches and the cards I made with that in mind.
The first two cards are fun folds, so make sure you watch the video tutorial to see how to put these cards together. Additionally, I colored the flowers from the True Love designer series paper using the alcohol markers and then cut them out with the scissors. This helped me tremendously with embellishing my cards as you can see in the cards bellow.
For all the cards, I used the foil in the coordinated color. However, please note, that I usually just add a little bit of the foil in my cards, to not overwhelm the design but instead to highlight some areas.
If you ever want to use the specialty paper like foil, and are struggling with how to use it, I would suggest to start with little accents like banners, or detailed dies that will show little, or maybe for a word die cut as I showed in these cards. Believe me this would help you get more confident using these type of specialty paper.
Also, if you liked this post and want a couple of extra projects using exactly the same supplies make sure you see the following post! I know you will love this card and this cute treat holder that you can make in no time to give your loved ones!
The Video Tutorial
If you want to see how to make these cards step by step, then make sure you check out the below video tutorial. I go over all the measurements and colors that I used, as well as crafting tips that you will find helpful for when you are making cards.
Also in this video I go over how to color with the alcohol markers to get a nice blending of the colors in your flowers, so make sure you watch this one.
If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments below.
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The Blog Hop Line up
And as mentioned at the beginning, this is part of a blog post with an amazing group of card makers and paper crafters, so make sure you hop with us and visit all participating blogs.
you can click on the button below to go to the next blog, or you can click on the names from the full line up. I know you will get lots of inspiration from all the beautiful designs and this team is putting together!
The Supply List
You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support 🥰
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