Valentines is only a few days away so I thought I would post another Valentine from my card box. I wish I could take full credit for this card but I got the original idea from a card challenge I was a part of back in 2010 😳. It was called a Featured Stamper challenge from Stampin Connection, and the challenge was to look through the featured stampers posts, find something to use as an inspiration and share what we came up with. Lisa Young was the featured artist and I really liked how she cut the petals of the flower to make a heart she said she got the flower idea from a craft magazine. The colours and embossing were how I changed it up to make it my own.

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The cardstock used for this card is Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler, and Early Espresso all from Stampin Up.

The Early Espresso panel on the left was stamped with a swirly stamp using Versa Mark ink.

The Cherry Cobbler center panel was run through my Bigshot with a swirly patterned embossing folder then using a corner shaped punch I added an accent corner in Early Espresso to the top right corner.

The triple-layered tag in the bottom right corner was cut into their layered pieces and each piece is 1/4″ smaller than the one beneath it, and they were all punched with a ticket corner punch.

The I and the U were cut out of Pink Pirouette cardstock and I used my Cricket cutting machine.

The Flower is from The Pretties kit and the die in the center of the flower is from the Filigree kit, sadly both have been retired for many years.  I also used circle punches to cut out a Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso circle to put under the Filigree brad.

So, since the card was in my card box for so many years the glue under the petal that make the heart was starting to show through, so I touched up all the petals with a little bit of white paint, it also added a little more dimension to the petals. I also had to remake the top layer of the tag as the Versa Mark ink had faded so I added the Valentine Greeting.

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