I was feeling crafty yesterday and decided to work on a super easy diy ~ homemade Valentine cards! I loved Jen's gold polka dot Christmas cards, so I went with a similar approach to create these cards. I have a million left over envelopes from Christmas cards, birthday invitations, etc, so instead of going to buy blank cards and envelopes, I used a standard 8.5 X 11 piece of brown cardstock and folded it in half. This size card fit perfect in my larger left over envelopes. I played with the font on pic monkey using Courtney's tutorial until I was happy with the layout, then printed, folded and started glittering.
I found this gel adhesive by Martha Stewart Crafts with just the right size dot sponge applicator at Michael's. It worked perfect for this project. I dabbed a few dots and then sprinkled with cotton candy iridescent glitter, also by Martha Stewart, and my pretty pink polka dot glittery card was done.
I love how they turned out. The brown paper, with the soft pink glitter, and black ink is just the beautiful combination I was going for.
How about you - do you make your own cards?