Another day, another Valentine.  This little guy was actually difficult to make as I couldn’t think of a creative way to incorporate the heart-shaped image onto the card.  I think I’ll try a “landscape” version next time.

The bird image is a new Hero Arts stamp.  I love their images but I wish they’d do a few things differently when creating them to make it more fun for people who like to colour their stamped images.  For example, there is a really cute owl in this set with little hearts on his belly but they are SOLID rather than outlines which means if you stamp the image in black ink you’ll get black hearts.  I don’t know why they couldn’t have left the inside of the heart open so you could still stamp the outline in black but then colour the middle of each heart well.  They are acrylic stamps and stamping markers don’t give a crisp image as the ink pools on top of the stamp.

The bird stamp in today’s card is not too bad as it is mostly an outline which makes it possible to colour the image.  I added a touch of glitter to the wing and the eye to give the card more sparkle and there are three teeny, tiny rhinestones under the sentiment.  The rhinestones are actually from the dollar store and are part of a package of “bling” intended to decorate cell phones.  Here’s the card:

I used a piece of Basic Grey Romani paper for the background. (I think it’s Romani…it could be Oh Baby Girl) and some rose and pink cardstock for the solid colours.   My scalloped heart nestabilities dies were used again as I’m trying to get some mileage out of the purchase.  They cut wonderfully and leave a nice crisp embossed edge.  I think the pink satin ribbon is from Michael’s but it could be a Walmart find.

Short and sweet tonight.  I haven’t been sleeping well and I am hoping that an early night will increase my chances of catching some zzzzz’s.

Supplies used: Hero Arts stamps, Basic Grey pp, pretty in pink and regal rose cardstock by SU, SU dye inks, aquapainter, rhinestones, Palette Hybrid ink in Noir, Nestabilities, satin ribbon, edge distressing tool.