I wanted to do a blue valentine rather than my usual red. I actually love this card and only just finished it about half an hour ago (fortunately I wont see Alex until tonight so it's not too late!). It is my first 8" x 8" card and I will definitely make more cards this size.
I must say the picture doesn't show up how shimmery it is as I have once again used cosmic shimmer and glimmer mist in huge amounts! I will ask for a decent camera for my birthday this year as I am using my camera phone which is not great, obviously.
Here goes (again!!!!) ...
The main focal point heart on the front is a free svg cutting file from the internet done on my cricut expression (which I was so lucky to win a few years ago from Craftwork Cards). The paper behind is actually the paper on my desk when I sprayed some flowers for another project. It has so much cosmic shimmer and glimmer mist on it that it's stiff! This and the white card mount are die cut using a spellbinders label die. Onto this the flower is a Sizzix/Tim Holtz Tattered Florals which has again been saturated with cosmic shimmer and glimmer mists and assembled using a large turquoise brad.
The card underneath is stamped with an elusive images heart which is embossed in cosmic shimmer ep and colour tinted with faded jeans distress ink using a blending tool. The back of this piece is also stamped with the same stamp but using faded jeans distress ink which is then blended with a water brush.
I hope you like it and thanks for coming by, hope you have a great Valentine's Day :)