Friday, December 12, 2014

Valentines in December

Hi everyone, how was your week so far...are you glad it's finally over like me? I'm ready for some down time. I haven't had a second for myself in quite a while. Last weekend was supposed to be quiet but then I ended up working full days at the little stamp store I teach at. We had over 800 people come through the store plus 3 class sessions going on not to mention that I taught a class on Friday night! Wow, last weekend was something! This weekend I'm supposed to go shopping with my Daughter-In Law. She's not a shopper, lol, this should be interesting!!

Alrighty, on with today's card. Before I show it to you I have to explain it because y'all are going to think I'm a bit touched in the head for making a Valentine in December. While that really isn't up for debate because I know I am, lol, I'll explain anyway. ;) You know that I've been filling in here and there at the stamp store I teach at right, well, we recently got in a new product and all the ladies pick it up, look it over, say how pretty it is then put it right back down. We all know what that means...we need a sample showing how to use the product! Last Friday night I was once again battling insomnia so I whipped up this little Valentine card. I NEEDED to use the feather as it was the product that doesn't seem to be floating off the shelves and I just bought this new Key To My Heart die set from Taylored Expressions (LOVE LOVE LOVE Taylored Expressions!!) that I've been just dying to use (the lattice die , stacked "blooms" and the sentiment from the Many Mini Holiday set are all from Taylored Expressions too - Obsessed much?? hehehe).

Unfortunately all of the sparkle doesn't show up in pictures but there is a TON! I started off with a white A2 sized card base and using a make-up sponge randomly swiped on Momento Angel Pink ink then randomly swiped on a little bit of Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Bubble Gum. I set that aside and cut the lattice from Doodle Bug Sugar Coated paper (gotta love some glitter paper) and adhered it to the base. I next layered on a small white doily then ran a touch of TomBow glue down the vein of the feather and attached it. I die cut the little flower scallops out of white cardstock then distressed the bottom and top with the Momento ink and the center one with the Hero Arts ink. I stamped the sentiment in the Hero Arts Ink, added a bit of twine and then attached them to the card (I popped the top layer up on foam tape but the other 2 are flat). Using the glitter paper again, I die cut the keys and lock then adhered them to the card too. The die makes little hearts from some of the cut outs in the keys and lock so I used those too, why throw away perfectly good sparkly hearts, right? To finish it all off I added the little Doodlebug button/brad thingies and brushed Crystal Stickles (with a make-up sponge) onto the feather and sentiment.

Well I hope you like it and why not get started on Valentines. If we can have Christmas in July then we should certainly be able to have Valentines in December (hehehe)!

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