You know, like when you are trying to make a bunch of cute little tags for wedding favors and then you discover this other cool thing that your Cricut can do....AFTER cutting and silver leaf gilding 60 hearts? You've been there, right? PLEASE tell me you've been there and I'm not alone in this! HA!
SOOOOooooo...that left me with a LOT of red hearts with gorgeous silver edges. Just Say'n.
BUT...when I put those into a little pile they looked REALLY cool all together, which, of course sparked a seed of an idea that sat in a small ziploc bag until full inspiration hit.
Well....between THIS fabulous BBB2 Challenge (I do so love challenges with lots of freedom) and the fact that I was wicked stressed, exhausted, and stuck on hold for a long time.....I got JUST the inspiration I needed!!! While on hold, I took out those fun hearts and I began creating the base for my card...it all came together from there! SO FUN!
I layered the gilded hearts all over the card for the background. Sally (the Cricut) cut them from the Accents Etc. cartridge. Now, the challenge also called for some purple and I think it is just WAY fun to combine red and purple, so I tried a couple of things. I stamped a cute little tag with smokey plum ink and tied it on with a thin lavender ribbon.
As you can see...that SO didn't happen. HA! Yes, I did all of that and then took it off because I hated it. I kept the little tag and ribbon to use on something else because they are super cute, just not for this card.
Instead, I decided to add this glorious tissue paper flower that I created awhile back when I was just playing one day. It is made with layers of tissue paper and then spritzed with smoke glimmer mist for the sparkle. LOVE GLIMMER MIST!!!! I added some silver stickles for even MORE sparkle and topped the center with a small clear dew drop. Then, I pulled out some sheer purple ribbon and it all came together and made me SOOOOOOOO happy. So happy. Just say'n.
I added a tiny little white sentiment that just seemed to suit the card perfectly and smiled BIG! It is truly amazing too me just how therapeutic crafting is for me. For reals. My mood was turned around completely when I finished my card. I love that. It is so nice to have something I can always count on. Happy Things!!!
And thus, this fabulous little Valentine's Card. It's a happy card. Wouldn't you say?