Ages and ages ago, Stampin' Up! had a cute stamp set that featured rows of things: pumpkins, cupcakes, birds with hearts and I don't remember the fourth thing.
Also ages and ages ago, when I became obsessed with Copic Markers, I stamped a slew of images for future coloring projects. I did do some of the coloring, while others of the bunch are still awaiting my attention.
So, somewhere in the distant past, I colored this row of birds holding hearts on their beaks. The birds themselves were shades of a turquoise blue, the hearts, of course, RED, but the background, I decided would be a sort of yellow-green shade.
The other day I came across this colored image, and decided that it just needed to be made into a card. What with Valentine's Day just around the corner, that's the direction I took with my love birds.
The result was:
A close-up of the birds holding their hearts on their beaks.
The background I'd chosen for my birds perfectly matches one of Stampin' Up!'s newest In Colors, Lemon Lime Twist. Thus, that became the color of the base of the card.
I used a half of a Stampin' Up! doily to garnish the top of the bird picture. I also added some of the new adhesive-backed sequins (page 29 of the Occasions Catalog) as further embellishments.
After stamping "Love" across the bottom of the white portion, I ran it through the Big Shot inside the Falling Petals embossing folder. NOTE: If you want stamping on an embossed piece, always do the stamping first. Otherwise, it is way too much of a challenge to stamp over the humps and bumps of embossing.
A double strand tied in a bow of Bermuda Bay baker's twine adds the perfect finishing touch.
In such a bright and cheery color combination,
it is a very nontraditional-looking Valentine.