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SISC45: Be my Non-Traditional Valentine

I am not a fan of Valentine’s Day. I have no qualms with Cupid…it’s really just about the Hallmark atrocity that has occurred to make February 14th a day that I wear green. Literally. I don’t need the calendar to tell me when I should show my husband my absolute adoration for him…nor does he need an excuse to buy me chocolate! ;) So, I was quite pleased when I saw that the latest StampInsanity challenge was to create a non-traditional card for the dreaded V-Day. “This can be non-valentiney colors, an image that is different than the usual or something completely your own! Just has to be a valentine.” Cool. Deal.

I used one of the latest sentiments from StampInsanity, and yes, it is a Valentine’s Day one…but I thought it was fabulous. Seek Your Bliss. So true and important. All year long.

I used a couple of candy wrappers from one of my favorite chocolates,  Hershey’s Bliss. If you haven’t tried them, I urge you to…They are exquisite. I actually got the idea from Beth herself, because she had made me a fang-tastic card with Tootsie Roll Pops wrappers all over it and a fiii-iine photo of a dude who could be Rhage from the Black Dagger Brother hood. Don’t know who that is…Read the series, my friends. Just read the series.

I used the purple wrapper as a stepping stone for my color palate. Grabbed some rad paper I just got from K & Co. (check out the metallic swirls!), and Glimmer Misted the Hell out of the sentiment. Oh, and I of course inked the edges of everything but the wrappers.

See the shimmer? Almost as yummy as the chocolate! Please play along with us this week. But first, I invite you to check out the rest of Ward Two’s amazing creations! Have an inspiring day!

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Carol said…
Fabulous job! Love the sentiment.
Beth said…
I love love LOVE this! The candy wrapper is perfect! Now I need chocolate... GAH! xx
DonnaMundinger said…
AMAZING! Fab sentiment and so true! LOVE this! xxD

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