"I love cats. I love their grace and their elegance. I love their independence and their arrogance, and the way they lie and look at you, summing you up, surely to your detriment, with that unnerving, unwinking, appraising stare."
I am here with a sweet little valentine I made for this week's Unity - Friends with Flair. I used a little birdie stamp I got in a Unity grab bag and teamed it up with the You are Tweet sentiment from their I Tweeted set.
The trick was that I had to reverse the image so I could have the two birdies facing each other. I looked up how to do that and used the method where you stamp on a piece of acetate and then turn that over and press onto your cardstock. I am only somewhat impressed with how well that worked. I was stamping with Memento - London Fog and when I transferred the image.....well, foggy is the right word. Ha!! My black ultra-fine permanent marker came to the rescue for outlining both birdies to (mostly) hide the fog. (You notice I am not giving you a close-up this time! Ha.)
I hand-drew in the little flower that the boy bird is giving to the girl and also the bow on her tail and the heart. I tried out my Distress Markers for the first time to color the bashful little couple and added a little splash of red so you could see they are blushing just a wee bit. So sweet! I am absolutely delighted with how they turned out!!!
Other supplies: scraps of DCWV cardstock, scraps of Core'dinations cardstock, dollar store sparkly twine.
Hope you enjoyed my card. Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Unity Friends with Flair
2. Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday - January 2015 - New product or New technique
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - All Things Bright and Beautiful
4. My Craft Creations New Challenge - 2/2-14/2 2015 - Anything Goes
5. Verve - February Inspiration Challenge - Vivacious Valentine