I made this card a while ago and have been waiting for February to show it off! All the images are from Make it Crafty including the Tree of Love in the background. These fun cupids also decorate my blog… see if you can spot all three!
The card has a lot of action to it so I “grounded” it with a large embellishment grouping on the lower corner. The grouping is an ensemble of my favorite things… lace, head pins, laser cut chipboard (also painted with Liquid Pearls) and finally a charm. I could have added a few more, but the card was getting heavy. 😀 I also distressed the decorative paper in the background and used lots of foam dots to “lift” some areas.
Now that all the Valentine and love challenges are out there, I thought I’d make an effort to get this one in to as many challenges as possible… to stack them up! This might be one of the few Valentine cards I make so we’ll see if I’m lucky enough to get any top picks. I think my average winning percentage is less than 1/2% so I’m just sharing for the enjoyment. ;D Here’s a view of the background in full…
Bringing on the challenges:
The Cheerful Stamp Pad – Challenge #10 (Be my Valentine)
Creative Cowgirls – Challenge #6 (Valentines)
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central (Valentines)
Die Cut Dreams – Challenge #82 (Lot’o hearts, no sentiments)
Crafts and Me Challenge (Red)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesdays – Challenge #103 (Valentine)
Simon Says Stamp Challenges (Love is in the air)
Paper Crafting Journey – Challenge #3 (Love is in the air)
Digi Doodle Shop’s Best – Challenge #45 (Valentines)
Delightful Challenges (Come Fly with Me)
Crafty Purple Frog – Challenge #8 (Valentines Day)
Stampin’ for the Weekend – Challenge #3 (St Valentines Day)
Mami Doodles – Challenge #19 (The magic of love)
Card Makin Mamas – Challenge #14 (Valentine)
Main Stamp: Whoopsie Cupid, Aim em Up Cupid, Run Away Cupid abd Tree of Love (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Lemonade (BG)
Chipboard: Love Heart Swirls (MiC)
-cupids: E00, E11, E13, E04, R21, B0000, B000, B02, C00, C1, C3, R22, R24, R29, R39, E43, E44, E47, E49
-tree: E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, R22, R24, R29, R39, G20, G21, YG63, YG67, G99, 0, B000, BG93, BG96, BG99, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99
Did you know? The term “gizzard” can refer to the general guts, innards or entrails of animals, however, it is an organ found in the digestive tract of some animals, including birds, reptiles, earthworms and some fish. This specialized stomach constructed of thick, muscular walls is used for grinding up food; often rocks are also instrumental in this process. In certain insects and mollusks, the gizzard features chitinous plates or teeth. In some bird species, undigested parts of the food (including bones, fur, feathers, bills, claws and teeth) are formed together and passed back up into the stomach to be regurgitated, better known as pellets or casting.