I was inspired by the photo this fortnight. I had this wonderful Barnwood paper that was perfect for the heart shape. I used a Wendy Vecchi Large Heart Stencil to trace my heart - cutting it out of the patterned paper as well as cardstock - which I adhered together so the heart was sturdier. I sponged the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and layered it to the card with foam dots. The XO is a die cut from the Stacked Words/Valentines die from Alterations/Tim Holtz. The XO is also up on foam dots. Then I just added 3 home made enamel dots. It was hard for me to leave that bottom right corner 'naked' but anything I put there didn't look balanced - so I stood strong and walked away from the card! LOL!!
I'm presently making cards for a Valentine Sale at my church in Feb - so while I had everything out - I made 3 more cards using all the same supplies. I thought this one with the 14 die cut would be great for a teen boy or older male when you want to send a Valentine but you don't want it to be too mushy!
Here I used the same die cut as my first card but a different lighter background paper.
And here's another one of the die cuts from the die strip and a different background pattern. I also forgot to sponge the edges of the heart (Oops!) - so the edges aren't as defined.
And a final shot at the whole group of cards!
You'll find all the challenge details, some incredible inspiration from the Design Team, as well as the link-up for your creation over at the Fusion Challenge blog.
Paper: white, True Black, Pure Poppy - PTI, DP - Barnwood/Paper Pizazz and Country Boutique Paper Pad/Fancy Pants.
Ink: Ranger Distress Walnut Stain.
Accessories: Stacked Words/Valentine die - Alterations/Tim Holtz, Large Heart Stencil - Wendy Vecchi, home made enamel dots, foam dots.