Normally, I would not consider using black for a Valentine’s card, but this shimmery black paper has romance written all over it!
Initially, I wanted to make a cream colored Valentine card with the rectangular panel popped up on foam dots — to give it some dimension — along with these delicious red letters.
Then, I remembered that my shimmery cream paper is only shimmery on ONE side. That meant the inside of the card would have been a blah matte cream. I could have added a shimmer panel to the inside, but the top part of the inside would have still been dull and that’s not the look I wanted.
So I turned to the black paper, and fell in love!
DIY Valentine Card Tutorial
The black shimmer paper is sparkly on both sides, so the inside of the card looks as good as the front.
The card base is 5.5″ x 6.5″, cut so the front of the card is 5.5″ x 3.25″.
The cream panel is 5.25″ x 3″.
To make a similar rectangle without a Cricut, you could cut a regular straight-edged rectangle and use a corner rounder punch. Or, use any round object (a coin, soda cap, small bottle) to trace a curved edge on one corner of your regular rectangle shape, then trim. Next, on the back side of your cream panel, line up the corner that you just cut off on top of the other 3 corners — one by one — and trace with a pencil. Follow your pencil line to cut the remaining 3 corners.
I cut a duplicate panel for the inside of the card:
The red glitter stickers offer a variety of fonts and styles of letters to choose from. I chose the 1/2″ lower case curved letters.
One thing I love about stickers like this is that they are packaged on a clear background. That allows you to consider options before you remove and actually use the stickers. I considered using the capital L, but decided I preferred the lowercase version instead.
Which look do you prefer?
Finally, I used another piece of the black shimmer cardstock to make my envelope using these DIY envelope instructions. (Don’t forget to use a mailing label for the mailing address to make it easier on the postal service to see the writing on black paper!)
For another elegant touch, use Sharpie metallic markers to write your message on the inside panel. They come in 3 colors: gold, silver and bronze.
After you have fun making your shimmery black Valentines card, you will have plenty of leftover alphabet glitter stickers for other fun projects!
Other Fun Valentine Cards To Make
- Twin Hearts Handmade Valentine Card
- DIY Ribbon Embellishment Valentines Card
- Sequin Embellished Valentine’s Day Card
- I Love You Simple DIY Valentine Card
- Our Handmade Valentine Cards On Pinterest
I don't buy greeting cards or holiday cards anymore — I make my own! I also do some rubber stamping and scrapbooking. But mostly I enjoy creating handmade, one-of-a-kind cards. I’ve been an avid crafter for most of my adult life. My crafting addiction started with cross-stitching, then moved on to wearable art, projects with painted wood, fabric crafts, and then paper crafts — which has transformed primarily into card making. I also make the occasional wreath, snowglobe, and other holiday crafts.