7 Days of Love Day 7: Love YOU!

I’m a bit sad that we have reached the end of the seven days! I have been having so much fun making these cards each day with Sankari and sharing our creativity. It’s been such a good time! I’ve really enjoyed the push to create just because I want to create something which I am honestly not very good at. 🙂 Not to mention Sankari is just plain awesome and adore working with her!!!

Love You by Jen Shults, handmade card

My card today was inspired by a pile of twine I had sitting on my craft table, lol. I have to admit that it’s an unusual occurrence as I’m a bit of a neat freak about my desk (I know it doesn’t make sense at ALL, lol) and have to put everything away in between each card but for some reason I had left three rolls of twine out on my desk and I really like the color combination of dark brown, red and cream. I through green and kraft in there just because. 🙂 I had initially thought I might do something masculine but that got quickly derailed when I started pulling out dies that looked interesting for the card.

Love You by Jen Shults, handmade card

To start my card I started with a kraft cardbase and layered it with Buttercream Frosting cardstock that was also layered with a cut from the Floral Lattice Cutting Plate also in Buttercream Frosting (I REALLY love the look of the cutting plates cut and backed in the same color – it’s so crisp and clean). I then cut a banner using Banner Stacklets 1 out of Toffee cardstock. Next I cut the heart out of Cherry Pop cardstock using Heart Stacklets. The leaves are from the Leafy Branch die and are cut out of Basil cardstock with a little Copic coloring for accent. Next I layered on the curls cut from the Curly Swirlies dies and Chocolate Truffle cardstock. I actually cut two of the largest swirl for this and cut them into pieces so I could space them out how I wanted. The tiny flowers are from the Little Bits Flowers and Stems dies, each one is cut twice and layered with the petals of the top one bent upward a bit for dimension. The centers are white Sprinkles from Doodlebug. The word love is cut three times out of Chocolate Truffle cardstock and layered for thickness over a Buttercream Frosting Circle. To finish the sentiment I die cut the word you out of Chocolate Truffle cardstock using the Pockets and Pages February Script dies and I layered it on a heart cut from Cherry Pop using one of the Cupid’s Arrow dies. To finish everything off I added a few bits of sparkle using some Tiny Twinkles.

Love You by Jen Shults, handmade card

That’s it for me! Be sure to head over to see Sankari’s gorgeous creation today and have a FANTASTIC Valentine’s Day!!

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