Here it is 2016 and Valentines is right around the corner.  I made several Valentines cards and 17 tags this year.  I haven't taken a picture of the tags yet so that will have to wait for another day. 

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This card is sort of a cheat because the paper itself has the bird and the background and the sentiment on it already.  I just cut the paper so the part I wanted to show was in the place I wanted it.  I cut the heart using Tim Holtz scribbly heart die out of watercolored paper.  I stamped the birds using a Dina Wakely stamp and then colored them in using colored pencils.  I put two round jewels on the side of the heart and called it a day.  I think this turned out pretty darn good for a cheater card.

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This card is done using different patterned paper cut with dies into shapes.  I used a sizzix dies to cut the large hearts.  I used a Simon Says Stamp wavy scallop stitches die for the scalloped edges on the two pieces that go across the card.  I used a hand punch and punched out the itty bitty hearts that go up the side of the card.  I stamped the happy valentines sentiment and then watercolored the paper to match the rest of the card.  I put two heart brads on the sentiment and some sequins on the larger hearts.  I used a white pen to put a little white along the side of the itty bitty hearts to make them look like the light is hitting them. 

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This card started as a piece of watercolor paper onto which I stamped the heart with embossing ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.  I watercolored the heart and then the background of that piece.  I then took a tiny Prima background stamp and stamped the background of the watercolor paper.  I then tied twine around the bottom.  I found a pice of patterned paper for the background and die cut the Tim Holtz Honeycomb panel and just used the inside.  I put the outside down where I wanted the inside and then glued the inside down and picked the outside up.  I then measured where the middle would go and stamped the sentiment along the side of the watercolor paper on the background.  I used foam tape to place the watercolored heart piece onto the background and the card was done.

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This card also started out as a blank piece of watercolor.  I stamped and watercolored the Dina Wakely heart and watercolored the background in blue.  I happened to cut out a bunch of cogs and gears from three different Memory Box dies.  I took the gears and glued them to the heart on the watercolor paper.  I cut the outside of the watercolor paper with a stiched square die and then found a piece of patterned paper to go along with the red and put the watercolor paper onto that.  The two pieces were then put onto the card base which is pearl white.

Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy looking as much as I enjoyed making them.


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