Hopefully everyone who is getting a Valentine from me this year has received it so I am not spoiling any surprises. I made three but two are the same design.
The two similar ones use the Strathmore tracing paper I recently discussed (read more here). First I decorated some cardstock by dipping a cookie-cutter in thinned red acrylic paint. Then I wrote “always in my heart” using the narrow nib and black ink cartridge from a Sheaffer calligraphy set onto tracing paper. I secured the tracing paper to the card using washi tape (read more here).
I used Greys paper envelopes (read more here) and addressed them using a new stash of rub-on transfer letters I recently acquired (learn more about this in a future blog post).
The third valentine was made using a keychain fob that came on a wine bottle as a rubber stamp, adding a cut out heart for the seat, and decorating with a marker. I used Mecanorma rub-on transfer letters in “Orator” font for the text on the front. I wrote in the inside using a Pilot Parallel pen at the February Edmonton Calligraphy Society meeting/workshop where we were introduced to a very old Germanic letter form called Fraktur. We only covered lowercase letters so that’s what I used.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!