Creative Paper Strip Backgrounds for Valentines

Creative Paper Strip Backgrounds for Valentines

It’s time for a new Sketch Starter! The holidays are over and in a few short days, it will be January! If you’re a papercrafter, that means you’re looking to February and any valentines projects. I think you’ll really like these ideas that combine a sketch and some fantastic elements for cards to send to the loves in your life!

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sketch #17

 I really like sending out Valentines to the gals and pals in my life. It helps to make the holiday more special than just focusing on my love – because, in a way, they are all loves, aren’t they?! Here’s the sketch I’m using to create these two Valentines / Galentines / Palentines. Feel free to pin this image on Pinterest for future reference!

slimline galentine

How long has it been since you did some good old paper tearing? It’s been a while for me, but it’s back on my radar for sure! I modernized the look by stamping a pattern on the four gradient shades and then matching them up after I did the tearing process. The bonus from this slimline design is that I get to use the cut out letters for the second card!

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a modern palentine

The black & white geometric pattern paper turns this into a great card for a guy pal-entine, or a gal-entine. I used scraps that I had stashed away with the rest of the paper pack, so it came together quickly. Especially because I was able to use the letters from the first card too!

Do you like the sentiments? They come from Better Together. It’s a great stamp set to have in your stash because it’s full of uplifting sentiments that will get you sending cards for other than “thanks”, “thinking of you”, and sympathy occasions.

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Here’s the companion video that will walk you through creating both designs!

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5 thoughts on “Creative Paper Strip Backgrounds for Valentines”

  1. Nicole-Good afternoon! I like both – but I am leaning towards the black/white. I do love the geometric strips. Take care and have a safe New Years.


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