"Be Mine, Valentine"
Stamps: Valentine Defined, Outlined Occasions (sentiment) (SU!)
Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso (SU!)
Ink: Rose Red; Stampin' Write markers: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: 2-Step Owl punch, Heart to Heart punch, Pink Sorbet twine (the twinery), Crystal Effects, sponge, corner rounder, Tombow glue, glue dot, adhesives and dimensionals
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I stamped the heart stems in Rose Red ink onto Pretty in Pink cardstock. I punched out the owl's vest.
I punched out the rest of the owl from Early Espresso and Whisper White cardstock, including an extra owl body. From the extra owl body, I cut out one of the feet to use as a hand to hold the balloons. I used Tombow glue to attached all the layers on the owl.
I punched the different sized hearts from Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Pink Pirouette cardstocks. On the largest and smallest Rose Red hearts, I sponged Rose Red ink around the edges to give the hearts more depth (hard to see in the photo). Using the Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write marker, I added dots to the Pink Pirouette middle-sized heart. To the large Pretty in Pink heart, I used the Rose Red Stampin' Write marker to draw cross-hatching and also sponged Rose Red ink around the outside of the heart to add more depth. I covered all the hearts with Crystal Effects to give them a 3-D effect and shine. I let the hearts dry for an hour or so.
I cut pieces of twine and attached one to the back of each heart balloon. I dry fit the owl with the balloons on my Whisper White card front. Once I was happy with the placement of the hearts, I carefully gathering the balloons strings and tied them in a half-knot and then trimmed them to length.
I stamped the sentiment from the Outline Occasions stamp set in Rose Red ink onto the card front. I mounted the owl onto the card front and also secured the balloons by placing a rolled glue dot under the knot and dimensionals on the back of each heart.
I mounted the card front onto a Rose Red card base and rounded the bottom corners of the card.