I am not sure why I had such a hard time with this sketch but I did. I started off knowing what colors and what kind of card I wanted to make. I decided to create an simple Valentine card so that I would be ready for the upcoming holiday.
I used My Mind's Eye "Heirloom Collection" paper and die cuts for the arrow, the patterned paper and the sentiment banner to start off the design. I used My Favorite Thing's "Blueprints 1" Die to die cut both the patterned paper and the black frame for the sentiment.
For the paper strip in the middle, I stamped it with MFT's "Right This Way" arrow stamps in different sizes with Paper Trey Ink's Berry Sorbet Ink. I then stamped the hearts with Pure Poppy Ink using Paper Trey's "Heart-2-Heart #3." I then mounted the strip over the two strips of black paper that I die cut. The glitter arrow was adhered next.
Using foam adhesive, I adhered the sentiment strip with the tab that I created using a die from MFT and a sentiment from PTI. Using even thicker foam adhesive, I adhered the two hearts. (I always try to buy different kinds of foam adhesive so that I can have different heights on a card.) The last step was to cover the hearts in Candy Cane Stickles in an attempt to match the arrow.
I really like how it came out even though I wasn't sure at first if I was going to pull it off. Thank you for looking!!
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