Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hug, Kisses, and Valentine Wishes

When I was young there was a song with the lyrics: "What the world needs now, is love, sweet love. It's the only thing that there's just too little of." We certainly would have peace in the world if everyone followed the command to love God with all their hearts and love others as we love ourselves. It's really up to us to share God's love with our corner of the world. A kind word or deed here, a loving card there. What a better world it might be with just this community of crafters making a difference!

This valentine today was also made using my favorite paper for valentines, La Vie en Rose. The red floral paper inspired me to use the large flower from Beloved Bouquet, the retired January stamp of the month. I stamped the flower outline with Ruby ink and colored with several red and pink alcohol ink markers and the blender. I had the finished card sitting on the counter and looked at it from across the room. That's when I realized it looked rather plain and needed a touch of yellow in the areas I'd left white.  That made it more like roses I've raised.

I cut the white mat using Cricut Artbooking (p. 84). I changed the size proportions by unlocking them in the edit screen on Cricut Explore. Then I made both height and width 4." This design with the hearts still looked OK proportionately.  I liked the way they let the floral paper show in the hearts. The Cricut cut out the center rectangle so I embossed it with Tiny Hearts embossing folder and mounted it on a black mat to cover the rectangular hole.

Thank you for visiting! May God richly bless you as you share love with your world

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Crafting by Designs - Hearts!
Crafting for All Seasons #119 - Love is in the Air
Crafty Creations #308 - Hearts
Creative Card Crew #106 - Love
Creative Moments #86 - Anything goes with optional Twist: Romance/Love
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #106 - Anything goes with a twist - So in Love
Little Red Wagon #328 - Happy Valentines Day
Mod Squad Challenge - From the Heart
The Paper Shelter #235- Be My Valentine


Joan said...

This is gorgeous! I love it. And....I remember that song too.

Donna said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining the challenge this week at Little Red Wagon. Donna(DT)

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous, what a beautiful rose! Love the heart texture and the heart die. I will be singing that song all day Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge

Heidi Stamps said...

So beautiful! I think that the black border and ribbon really steps this card up a notch. TFS!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Fan Tastic Tuesday, good luck!!! Amy DT

Anonymous said...

Hi, A fabulous project, great colour scheme and lovely style and design. Thank you for joining us this fortnight at Crafting For All Seasons Good luck. We hope to see you again for our next challenge.
Erin (Challenge Owner)

Lisbeth van den heuvel said...

super cute and cool creations
Thanks for joining us at crafting for all seasons
hugs lisbeth
DT-crafting for all seasons

Anna-Karin said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

Anna-Karin said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Great card. Thank you very much for joining our "love" challenge at Creative Card Crew
Hugs, Yvonne (DT)

Lilibet said...

Great card - Thanks for playing at The Paper Shelter. Good luck, Liz (:(|)x