Since Husband and I love each other dearly but *don't* observe Valentine's Day, I started out with a friendship theme. As things happen, this card took on a life of it's own and I've fallen in love with it. *grin*
The flower... oh the flower! Don't you just love it? I used Patricia's video tutorial for my flower and made it using Basic Grey's Curio paper. (The flower is the large template.) I can't wait to try it with grungepaper. Check it out HERE at her blog! Thanks so much Patricia for putting together such a wonderfully detailed tutorial.
The "Things I Love" layer is a card stock embellishment from the My Mind's Eye/Laundry Line/Coastal collection. Yes, I know it says "things" as in plural... but I'm claiming artistic license and only listing one thing - YOU. *wink* I spritzed it with a little water and carefully crunched it up to get the creased effect and allowed to dry. Then I spritzed with Pearl Glimmer Mist for the sparklies.
Some other details - the butterfly is from one of the Curio papers. I painted it with Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint, dried, cut out and inked the edges with Distress ink. The antennae are hand made with a piece of black wire, dried glue and black paint. The Scrabble tile edges were roughed up with a nail file and consoled with a walnut ink-stained chunk of foam.
- Paper: Bazzill Basics Mud Pie; Basic Grey Curio (6x6 pad)
- Medium: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain; Stickles Walnut Stain; Glimmer Mist Pearl and Rose Tea; Tim Holtz Distress Crackle paint in Rock Candy
- Embellishments: My Minds Eye "Things I Love" layer from the Coastal Collection; Flower is made from Basic Grey's Curio pad; Bazzill tulle (behind flower and under lace); everything else is from my stash