Although I LOVE all of the big bows and fat cards that have been popping up everywhere on all sorts of paper crafting blogs, I also like to make mailable cards. Flat is key when the majority of your family and friends live everywhere but near you, due to military life.
The Paper Players are having an Anything Goes challenge and with Valentines day approaching, I figured I'd enter my sparkly Valentine into their challenge as well.
The inspiration for this card came from this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge. I loved working with a Basic Black canvas. Adding a piece of Red Glitter Paper, which reminds me of a big sparkly sticker. I didn't want to cover up too much of the sparkle, so taking the Heart to Heart XL SU! punch, I picked out just one of the hearts to use and created a background layer of hearts. A bit of 1/4" Basic Black grosgrain ribbon at the top and bottom to keep the hearts from spilling off my card. The single Real Red heart was just screaming for a bit more attention, so I ran it though the Big Shot in one of my many embossing folders, capturing this sweet little bird. Using a bit of black, I sponged over the top and around the little red heart and popped it up with a Dimensional. The sentiment is from the Hostess set Picture This, which I embossed in black and punched out with the Large Word Window punch.
Happy Valentines day Friends!!