With this greeting card you can show that someone has a very special place inside your heart. You just can’t imagine your life without him/her around.
This card is suitable for romantic occasions such as Valentine’s Day, anniversaries or any random day, just to let this person know that you love him/her very much.
- Craft knife
- Self-healing cutting mat
- Small self-healing cutting mat (optional)
- Stamp press / acrylic block
- Alphabet stamps
- Black ink pad
- 3D foam pads
- Sheet of red paper
- Sheet of white paper
- Puzzle piece
Step 1: The first thing to do is to stamp the text “You are my missing piece” onto the bottom area on the card front. You can use any kind of alphabet stamps. I prefer using clear stamps. You can attach these stamps on an acrylic block or stamp press and stamp a sentence at once. Use a black ink pad to ink your stamps well. Take a blank card and unfold it. Carefully stamp the text on the card front.
Step 2: Now it’s time for the heart shape. Put a sheet of white paper on top of the card front, above the stamped text. It’s good if the white paper appears a bit transparent. Now take your pencil and draw a square where the heart shape must fit in. Cut out the square with a scissors.
Step 3: Fold the square shape in half. Draw a half heart shape with a pencil on it and cut it out with a scissors. Note: If you’re not happy with your heart shape, you could create some more heart shapes and see which one you like best.
Step 4: Unfold the heart shape and place it on a sheet of red paper. Trace the heart shape with a pencil.
Step 5: Look for a puzzle piece in your home. Put it in the middle of the red heart and trace it with a pencil. If you don’t have a puzzle, you can draw a puzzle piece instead. There are plenty puzzle images available on the web 😀
Step 6: Take a scissors and cut out a square shape around the red heart. This will make it easier to cut out the heart with a craft knife in the next step. Otherwise you’ll need to rotate the large sheet of paper all the time, which is not handy.
Step 7: First cut out the puzzle piece shape with a craft knife. For this step you can use a small cutting mat, which can be easily rotated to cut properly. Remove remaining pencil traces with an eraser. Then cut out the heart shape itself.
Step 8: Turn the heart shape around and put 3 pieces of 3D foam pads on the backside of it.
Step 9: Attach the heart shape to the card front and voilà, your card is ready!