Events usually sneak up on me, so this year I decided to start on my Valentine's Day cards a little early. : ) I think I will probably be sending this one to my best friend.
I didn't use the traditional colors (except pink) or hearts, but combined with the sentiment inside that says Happy Valentine's Day, I thought the sentiment on the front was perfect for the occasion. Since I am using the Mojo Monday sketch from Verve, I decided to go completely verve with my stamps and most of my dies. I started out by stamping an image from "Celebrating You" with brown ink on the background for a tone-on-tone effect. I created my own "patterned paper" by stamping a text from "Text Objects", a flower from "Surely Goodness" and some leaf sprigs from "Be Blessed". The second photo shows the background stamping better than the first. The white circle, pink flower, star border and the dotted ribbon were all in my "bits and pieces" stash. I'm going to try really hard to use it a bit more this year.
Inspiration Destination #67--anything goes
Crafty Gals #53--anything goes
The Paper Shelter #230--punches and/or dies
Crafting by Designs--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #217--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Creative Inspirations #342--florals
Mojo Monday #429--sketch
Stamps: Verve "Celebrating You", "Surely Goodness", "Text Objects", "Be Blessed"
Dies: Verve "Border Trim Trio" and "Sprightly Sprigs"; Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"; Marvy Uchida flower punch