Monday, February 5, 2018

Courtship-Themed Valentine

Not everyone would recognize this 6" x 6" stencil as being a silhouette of cranes doing their elegant dance of courting.

Dance of the Courting Cranes

So, in my approach to today's Valentine, I decided to emphasize the point by using traditional Valentine colors as well as adding a heart...

Above:  Having placed the mask half of this stencil onto the back-side of red paper that came pre-printed with a white floral pattern, I trace the shapes with a black marker. 

Below, I cut along the lines with Fiskars fine-detail scissors --

In the next photo, I've turned the paper right-side-up ...

And below, having used a glue-stick to add the cut-out to a greeting card, I get out my paper-crafting heart punch from Marvy.

  Finally, I punch out a white heart shape and glue it to the cut-out:

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