Paper-Source has found my home address. This is both dangerous and delightful. In the most recent copy, I particularly liked these scalloped ombre hearts.
Rather than shell out the $20, which would've definitely been more as I shop for free shipping, I planned to make them myself. Last night, I realized that I don't have fancy scallop scissors. So that plan was scrapped. I kept with the layering idea and multiple colors to make simple Valentine cards.
To start, I cut a heard out of card stock. I like wonky hearts, so I free-handed it, trimming until it was more than less symmetrical. Next, I smeared some glue on the bottom third.
I cut out strips of paper in varying widths from scrap pink, red, navy, and purple paper. I started layering on the strips with no real plan.
I continued layering until my heart was covered. Next, I flipped over the card and trimmed the overhang, to bring that heart shaped back into focus.
Lastly, I traced, cut, and glued a piece of yellow paper to make the back more finished (and to cover those smudges).
I like the look of the navy blended in with the brighter, more traditional colors. I also liked that this didn't involve the creativity of hedgehogs with hearts.