Sunday, February 7, 2010

Valentine Cards

I worked on a couple of fun Valentines gifts with my daughter over the weekend. The first thing we did was make her Valentines card. I had no idea what I was going to do but as soon as I stumbled upon this fabulous card made by 24-7-365 and I knew I had to recreate it. It was beyond simple to make - all I had to do was buy a bag of suckers.
I started with a picture of my daughter holding her hand out. I do own Photoshop elements but I wanted to add some extra Valentine fun to the card so I headed over to Picnik. I used the CinemaScope and Bokeh Hearts effects. If you have never used Picnik you have to try it! It is free (but you can upgrade to get extra features) and there are so many fun things you can do to your photos. I spent quite awhile playing around with my daughters picture and checking out all the features! I love that I was able to add text to the picture as well. Once I had her picture perfect
I saved it to my computer and then printed it out on 4x6 photo paper. Then I took my exacto knife and made a slit above and below her hand, slide in the sucker and clapped my hands with glee because our Valentine Card was done. Now just multiply the last part by 17 and with Hairspray playing in the background and that was how I spent my Friday night!
My daughter thinks they are wonderful and can't wait to hand them out on Friday.


The Caldwells said...

Wow Heather, You are awesome!!! Owen would never go for it, but I will have to try and do this for Tabatha (there is only 5 in her class so it wont matter that I waited until the last minute to do it will it now!)

Abby said...

I am going to do this for Lil and Ally. I am going to print your blog address on the back, too. ;)

Alissa said...

they look fab! great job! your daughter is adorable!

Tierra said...

I totally did this too! Awesome.
Here is ours.


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