I am truly not sure how I feel about Valentine's Day. I love that there is a day to celebrate being in love... another day in the year that the men in our lives should spoil us, and for us to spoil them.
But I hate that it's a made up holiday... that "we" need a day specified on the calendar to tell someone you love them. And I hate that gifts like flowers cost so much more today than they did yesterday or will tomorrow.
My original plan was to give Bruce this card for Valentine's Day... and I still might... although I find him the toughest person to give my handmade cards to. Not because he is critical. He loves my creations (even the bad one!). I find that I can never write exactly what I want to say inside the card... it never comes out the way a Hallmark does.
This card truly sparkles when you see it in person (hard to capture that in a photo). I started with a shimmery white card. I cut a strip of that wonderful scrapbooking paper for the side of the card. It has glittery areas in the design. I stamped the word "love" in Real Red ink on shimmery white cardstock and punched it with my Marvy Giga Oval Scalloped punch. I sponged the edges of the scallop with Real Red Ink and then added iridescent glitter glue around the edges as well. The card needed something more so I punched a flower out of the scrapbooking paper and covered it with my clear Sakura Stardust Gel Pen and adhered it to the card.
I hope you have someone special in your life to share your love with today... a spouse, a significant other, a child, a parent, a friend....
Happy Valentine's Day!