I created a masculine Valentine for my husband this year using the new Butterflies & Stars Spray die set. I frankly, love my husband and always want to hand craft my cards for him, but I am also aware that the man doesn’t appreciate cute and girly as much as I do. I always find it a little difficult to craft for him, but the man does love space, so I figured a space themed card might just do the trick. The new Butterflies & Stars Spray is perfect for the space theme love card I envisioned.
Step One: Trim a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock to 6×6 inches. Time a piece of Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches, and score and fold at 6 inches to create a 6×6 card.
Step Two: Using some Distress Inks, blend color into the white cardstock to create a space theme sky. I used Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet, Seedless Perserves, Victorian Velvet, Shaded Lilac and Black Soot. I also sprayed water onto the ink to create the blotchy sky look.
Step Three: Die cut the star spray in the center of the distressed cardstock.
Step Four: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the cardstock to the card frame, letting the dark blue peek through the die cuts.
Step Five: Finally, using the Love Sentiments stamp set, add the sentiment to the card. I used Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide to stamp the sentiment and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide to stamp the heart.
I think this card can be used for more than just Valentine’s Day. I think the design works for anniversaries, birthdays, or a just because card for then men in your life.
Thank for peeking in today for this tutorial. Until next time, happy crafting.