"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." - Martin Buber
This new stamp set from My Favorite Things, "You Have My Heart" features an image depicting one of my favorite animal quotes. The way the puppy is looking at "his" girl just melts my heart. Looking into a dog's eyes, there is no question of their love and devotion. Their eyes tell an entire story, don't they?
Friends are like this, too; our hearts speak and often times words are not needed. This image was ideal for a friend's Valentine. The girl, her puppy, and the grass were colored with distress markers and then some paper piecing was added for her dress. I rounded the top edge of the dress and inserted it under her hair so bits of the dress would show underneath. I added a sash and bow cut from Poppy Stamps, "Abundant Gifts" just because every gingham check dress needs a big white bow! The grass is a separate water colored piece, layered over the original stamped image.
Once again, the Simon Says Stamp "Frame" and "Falling Hearts" dies were used on this card. I created the hill with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders and paper from Crate Paper collection, "Kiss Kiss." The cloud was cut from washi tape covered chipboard. Like the previous Valentines, there is lots of sparkly goodness going on here; each of the hearts in the background was coated with Wink of Stella along with the suspended heart from the cloud.
I separated the sentiment and included the last section on the inside as a surprise. The dangling heart was added along with a water colored heart as an accent.
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White; PaperTrey Ink Aqua Mist; Archivers Watercolor Paper
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper "Kiss Kiss"; Memory Box Check paper
Stamps: My Favorite Things "You Have My Heart"
Dies: Memory Box "Heart Delights"; Poppystamps: Abundant Gifts;
Simon Says Stamp "Frames", "Falling Hearts"; PaperTrey Ink "Clouds 1&2";
Lawn Fawn "Stitched Hillside Borders"
Other: Versafine Onyx Black Ink; Marvy LePlume Black Pen; Gelly Roll White Pen;
Wink of Stella; Zing Clear Embossing Powder; Distress Markers; Dritz Metallic Thread