Happy Valentines Day! Nothing says I love you more than a handmade Valentine. This year, we were happy to enlist the help of our newest PEN-fessional, Sara Anderson, to demonstrate the power of a Pentel-fueled handmade Valentine. Sara used a variety of products, and feels strongly that a Valentine should reflect the creativity of the artist. “I kept more with a doodling approach. Nothing is perfect and I like it that way. Handmade Valentines have always been my favorite,” says Pentel PEN-fessional, Sara Anderson.
Here’s a craft that will be easy for your little cupids to color in and give as a gift for Mom, Dad, Grandparents or teachers. Homemade gifts come straight from the heart to show you care on Valentine’s Day. Materials •Pre-cut white mat (8″x10″ for 5″x7″ photo) •Pentel Sign Pens •Pentel Slicci Metallic Pens •Pentel Automatic Pencils •Graphite transfer paper •Painter’s tape or drafting tape •Scissors
We’re just a week away from Valentine’s Day so it’s time to think about those you love. There’s no better way to show your appreciation than with a handwritten note. A good way to start a note is to finish the sentence I Love You Because… Here are some ideas:
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I used the Pentel White Sunburst Gel pen to create this card. First, I stamped the main image on kraft cardstock and highlighted it with the Pentel Sunburst pen. I then tore strips of Stampin’ Up! First Edition paper and Bashful Blue cardstock for the left border. I punched out my main image with a circle punch, and distressed it with a dark chocolate ink around the edge of the circle, and mounted that focal point with foam dimensionals. I then stamped the sentiment in black ink on the front of the card.