Making Valentine’s Day cards always brings cheer to cold Northern winters. It reminds me of getting ready for Valentine’s Day parties at school when I was a kid. This year, I based my cards on Boho décor that seems to be in every store. Hearts, arrows, feathers, natural materials, banners and thoughtful script sayings all inspired these cards. Take a look and enjoy:
Follow Your Heart Valentine’s Day Card
I found some great wood plank background paper that I used in 2 colors to form that background of the card. I brushed pastel inks onto white cardstock and then stamped “Follow Your” in black script over the top and cut into a rectangle. On white paper, I stamped the rustic heart and post in hot pink and cut out. I mounted that on a piece of lavender rice paper and mounted to the card. Lastly, I stamped the horizontal row of heart arrows in hot pink to finish off the card.
Let’s Ride in Tandem Love Card
I think I got this tandem bike stamp at Michael’s last year. I just love it! I stamped the image in navy blue on white cardstock, cut it into a rectangle and then framed the bike with mulberry purple paper. I then mounted this onto navy paper that runs the horizontal length of the main card. Next, I stamped the bottom length of the card in a mulberry fleur de lis pattern. At the top, I stamped the LOVE banner letters in 4 different shades- mulberry, aqua, magenta, and navy. These stamps also came from Michael’s Recollections collection. The letters were cut out, then mounted onto aqua ribbon with dimensional tape and attached to the white card. To finish off the card, I attached the metal heart next to the bicycle.
Arrows and Feathers Valentine’s Day Card
I like to think out of the box when creating holiday cards. Valentine’s Day cards don’t have to be red, white, and pink! I recently found this funky boho paper collection. I like the mottled purple background, which is mounted onto white cardstock. I cut a matching band of paper in gold and added wooden arrows to give the card extra dimension. Next, I cut the heart and feathers using paper punches and attached them to the card. I really like the bohemian look of the striped feathers and the horizontal movement of the card. The colors and style make this a perfect card for a man.
Brave Heart Valentine’s Day Card
In this card, I used additional papers from the boho collection I used in the Arrow and Feathers Card above. I used the red and orange tribal paper for the background of the card, mounted onto white cardstock. Next, I stamped the “Brave Heart” script onto white cardstock, cut it into a rectangle and then framed it with blue floral paper. The 3 blue and white circles were cut out using a round paper punch. The navy arrows and heart were cut out using my Sizzix Big Shot machine. This card is one of my favorites. I like the masculine card colors and design.
LOVE Burlap Valentine’s Day Card
I love using texture and dimension in my artwork, so this card uses bright pink burlap mounted on white cardstock. The heart, arrows, LOVE and white swirl design were all cut on my Sizzix machine and then gently mounted onto the burlap to give it a collage look. I finished off the look by adding a dimensional red felt puffy heart and silver metal heart.
I hope my out-of-the-box bohemian Valentine’s Day cards inspire you to design your own unique papercraft looks! For more ideas, take a look at these additional boho Valentine’s Day cards.
Happy Boho Crafting!