Each year I create my own Valentines for lots of my women friends, also known as Galentines. My way to let them know they are in my thoughts & I appreciate them!
The jump off point this year came from a Christmas card idea from Helen Hiebert's blog.
It took some time to fine tune the design so it would fold well, have a pleasing shape, as well as fit nicely on the Canson Mi-Teintes paper I wanted to use.
In a clam shell box making workshop I learned the brilliance of using Legos for a perfect corner guide. You can butt it up to any surface and have a straight edge or perfect corner to work from. Stuff like that is worth the price of admission.
First I decorated each full sheet with stencils. The large sheets, 19" X 25", offer so much opportunity for folded structures.
Each Valentine (Galentine) was traced & cut separately. Good way to hone my xacto skills.
In a few days I will post my Blogging from A to Z April Challenge reveal. I participated last year and truly enjoyed the process. Stay tuned & follow along