Once upon a time, I was wandering around the internet, and a bunch of links took me to this picture:
It’s an original piece from a blog called Creatrish. I loved it immediately, so I bookmarked the site, thinking about what I could do with it.
This is the second Valentine’s Day piece that I whipped up. I had this vintage tandem bicycle image in my collection and I have been itching to use it. I decided to include it with a line from the song “Daisy Bell”, also known as “Bicycle Built for Two”, and cut the whole she-bang out of white vinyl. The picture was then transferred onto patterned cardstock.
Both pictures are in simple black Ikea frames. Of course, the glass in those frames is cheapy-cheapy cheap, so the glare off of them is terrible. I will learn how to take better photos without seeing a gigantic forearm and a black camera peeking back at me in the glass. For now, close-ups are the best that I have.
If you don’t have a Cameo, then these pictures may seem a bit daunting. Or you might say, “Can she stop talking about that damn paper cutter already?” and have stopped reading already. For those who haven’t abandoned this post, I’ve found a few other easy-peasy Valentine’s Day art projects that don’t require a cutting machine, so take a gander!
Here is a tutorial for votive holders (which are inspired by the original Pottery Barn candle holders) – all you need is a printer, label paper and glassware. Check out Jeanine’s tutorial at Okio B Designs Blog.
Jen at Green Wedding Shoes shows us how to take a piece of plywood, some paint, nails, and string, and turn it into a magical wall hanging! Super simple; the kids could even help! Or… maybe a glass of wine and some quiet time could add to the catharsis of looping strings over strings.
I’m feeling creative already! Let me know if you tackle any of these projects and how they went. I’d love to know if one was ridiculously hard, so I can cross it off my list.
Happy Art Attacks!