Be My Valentine!  I made this handmade Valentine's Day card in early January.  It is unique from most Valentine cards you see.  Most are loaded with pink or red or both.  As soon as it was done, I knew I would save it for today to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day.




My handmade greeting card started with the Basic Black background paper from the Neutrals Patterns Designers Series Paper Stack for the paper lolly. Learn how to make a paper lolly with my video demonstration.   At this point I decided I wanted to make a black & white with shades of black card with just one small splash of red.   


With that in mind, I gave my paper lolly a finished look with an 1" Basic Black punched circle layered with a 3/4" Basic Gray punched circle with a 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo Brad in the center.




On a piece of the Whisper White background paper from the same pack of Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack, I embossed the Be My Valentine greeting from the Delightful Dozen stamp set with Black Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Embossing my greeting gave not only made the greeting stand out well, it gave my card a touch of elegance.


 The Be My Valentine greeting has an outlined heart as part of the stamp image.   I got so excited when I thought of the Small Heart Punch to punch a heart from Real Red Card Stock.  Then I almost hyper ventilated when I remember the Red Glimmer Paper.  How perfect for a Valentine's Day card!




Now, I could let you think I'm just that talented, but it was completely accidental when the stripes from the Whisper White background paper lined up perfectly with the stripes from the Basic Black background paper.  Of course, I love it worked like that!  If it hadn't I probably would have layered the Whisper White background paper with either Basic Black or Basic Gray Card Stock.




Now let's have a look at the full card again.  Don't you just love the splash of sparkling red?  This would be a great card for your guy. 




Want to make this card for the man in your life?  You could easily change it into a birthday card.  The card all started with the Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack.  Order your own Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack in my online store now!


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 Happy Valentine's Day!



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