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You Are Loved

Hello! Today, I wanted to share the Valentine's Day cards that I made for my kids. Like many crafters, I've been playing with alcohol inks again lately, and I had a bunch of backgrounds that were ready to get used. I pulled one that had Cranberry, Eggplant, and Raisin and got to work.

I used an older Sizzix Thinlits die of a heart, and cut out 8. I ran my paper through my Big Shot machine twice with each heart because I used photo paper to create my backgrounds and it doesn't always cut cleanly the first time. Then I used gold foil cardstock from Recollections and die cut 2 different arrows, also from Sizzix.

I knew I wanted a sentiment strip across the middle of the card, so I pulled out the Hero Arts You Are Loved Messages. There are so many beautiful sentiments in that set. I stamped the You Are Loved with VersaMark and then embossed with Detail Gold Embossing Powder from Stampendous. My background needed a little more of something....so I went with an older Andy Skinner background stamp, inked with Rose Gold Delicata ink.

I cut my arrows into 3 pieces to make it look as though it pierced the bottom right hearts on each card. I added all of my elements to a black card base, and they were done. They came together pretty quickly, though I do with I went with a bit of a cuter card for the kids. They loved them, but I feel like these were a bit more grown up and elegant  than what I typically make for them.

That's it for me today. Thanks so much for visiting. Have an inspiring day!

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