Boom-Boom Valentine – Handmade Card for Your Special Guy!

Here’s a handmade Valentine for your special guy, to let him know he makes your heart go Boom-Boom!  If you’re like me, when you think of Valentine Cards, you’re thinking of the romantic girlie cards you might want to receive.  But those just aren’t right for the man in your life, are they?!  So I had to create something to get the point across to a man.  Do you think this will do the trick?

Boom-Boom Valentine Card from Stamping Madly

The Boom-Boom sentiment is from a really fun set, Groovy Love.  The hearts coordinate with the Sweetheart Punch, although I used the Hearts Framelits in this card, because I wanted a larger focal point.  The “You & Me” stamp is from the Perfect Pennants set.

Groovy Kind of Love

I wanted to use the Happy Heart Embossing Folder, but it’s made in portrait rather than landscape orientation (meaning the hearts would have been on their sides).  So I needed another option for a subtle background.  The little hearts were created by sponging Smoky Slate Ink over the Decorative Mask (basically a stencil) from the Hearts & Stars set:

Decorative Masks Hearts & Stars

Just imagine the possibilities for decorating bags, boxes, card stock, and just about anything you can add ink to!  In addition to sponging, you can spritz or brayer color over the masks.  The stars were perfect for the inside of some of my Christmas cards this year.  And I’ve been waiting for Valentine’s Day to use the hearts!

Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest card-giving occasions of the year, and there’s a long history of beautiful, handmade valentines in the U.S. going all the way back to Esther Howland in the late 1800’s.  You can learn all about Esther and her contribution to the art of cardmaking and paper crafting in this post:  Who is Esther Howland?

What are you giving your guy for Valentine’s Day that will let him know he makes your heart go Boom-Boom?

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