See how the team at Little creates their own unique Valentine's Day cards.
Today's Valentine's Day card how-to comes from Little's store manager, Ashley. We think these cards are quite baaa-utiful.
As soon as we came up with the idea to make Valentine's cards for each other, I couldn't get the idea of sheep out of my head. I don't know where it came from, but I knew I wanted to use cotton balls, so I rolled with it. I am not much of a drawer, so I had to google some images of sheep drawings to get inspired. Once I sketched out my idea, I gathered all my materials, which happened to be things I had on hand already. Score!
Here is what I used:
- cotton balls
- white cardstock
- black felt (could also use black cardstock, construction paper or black markers)
- hot glue gun
- black sharpie
- pink highlighter
Step 1 - Stack two pieces of white paper together + cut out cloud shapes the size you want for your sheep. You want to cut out two of the exact same, so you have one for the front + one for the back.
Step 2 - Draw the sheep's face in the middle of one of your cutouts. I also outlined the shape in black to give it a little definition.
Step 3 - Cut four legs for each sheep out of felt. I cut a row of lines in the piece of felt that looked something like eyelashes + then just cut off four each time I needed them. Glue them to the back piece. Glue the front + back together with the legs stuck in between.
Step 4 - Write your message on the backside + outline the shape like you did on the front. I made use of the word 'ewe' on each one, which is pronounced 'you' + means female sheep. A little sheep humor to brighten everyone's day.
Step 5 - The final step! Glue on your cotton balls to give the sheep it's lovely coat. Cotton balls are easy to form into different sizes + textures, so it was easy to make each one a little different.
These were super easy to make, inexpensive, + relatively quick to do. You could use the same technique to make clouds by just not adding the face or the legs.