Ok, so my card isn't square... I was inspired by the sketch none the less. I printed 4 copies of a digital paper from Diane's Daydream Designs I tried to print it square but it turned out to be more rectangle. Since I'm running a little low on white cardstock, I went with it anyway. I cut the top 3 layers incrementally smaller than the one below it. I did the ink-spray-air-smash technique on all four layers. I also did the inside of the heart, an other Diane's Daydream designs digi. I wanted the layers to have some depth to them. I decided to take the scraps from when I cut the panels smaller and I punched a bunch of 1/4 inch circles. I glued them into stacks of 5 circles each. I then used these "towers" of circles to place in the corners and centers of the top 3 panels. I added some drywall tape to the different layers. I knew I wanted to put flowers on so I took two die cut branches and tucked some of them into the layers and left one out on top at the bottom. I made a dimensional butterfly by stamping it twice and cutting out the left wing twice and gluing it at the body. The antenea are just a very thin piece of black cardstock that I put between the two butterfly layers. Our Daily Bread designs blog challenge this week it to make a non traditional Valentine... no pinks or red. I'm also entering this in this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge.
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 GMT Views: 1031
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Wed, Feb 12, 2014 @ 3:00 PM
Oh, MariLynn, what a delightful card! I just LOVE your colors and how you've created the beautiful papers! And the "love" words you've sprinkled about are fabulous! Beautiful heart with flowers - an absolute delight to my eyes! So glad you've joined us again this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs!
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Wed, Feb 12, 2014 @ 4:04 PM
WOW MariLynn, this is so artsy with a mixed media feel to it. LOVE your heart! Love the tiny flowers and Love all the words...love love love love...etc. Fabulous card! TFS :0)
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Wed, Feb 12, 2014 @ 4:05 PM
This is really a piece of art work to be cherished! I love the colors you achieved with the air smash and those flowers just pop....your leaves are lovely...the heart is incredible. Love it.
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Wed, Feb 12, 2014 @ 4:11 PM
What a stunning card Marilynn!! I just love the colors, the Love stamped over the background, your watercoloring and the added butterfly and 3d flowers!! Gorgeous dear friend! Thanks for joining us again at the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!