I have started on Valentine's cards!! I have also discovered a new website called Digitial Graphics Cafe, with free digital images which are featured on these two cards. They have black and white images which can be coloured by hand or digitally, coloured graphics along with full sized digital papers. I really love this polka dot background which you will find on the site in greens, yellow & brown and pink & greens. I adjusted the colours in Photo Elements to create this colour combination!! I laser printed the four different colours as four quarter pages on one letter sized sheet of paper and cut them apart. I cut the lavender quarter sheet (4" x 5.5") in two and used one half on each card.
For the first card, I cut my decorative paper into four equal pieces and glued them to a purple layer and inserted a punched border in the large gap that existed between the first and second one trimming the ends to the edge of my layer. I glued this layer to a soft aqua card. I watercoloured the laser printed fussy cut heart in coordinating colours and adhered it to the front of my card using 3D foam tape. I colour printed a coordinating greeting, trimmed the one end and adhered it to the front of my card with a small piece of 3D foam tape in the center and double sided tape on both ends. Gives it a bit of dimension!!
For my second card, I used the other half of my lavendar paper cutting it in two even pieces one way and two uneven pieces the other way. I layered all four onto white cardstock and layered them to a soft aqua piece of cardstock which I had already stamped with a "WORN" background stamp (SU) in a very soft colour. I added a length of rhinestones to the two wider gaps between the pieces. I glued this layer to the front of a dark purple card. I watercoloured a fussy cut laser printed heart and glued it to the front of my card using 3D foam tape.
Really happy with these new graphics and I would recommend that you click the link above and check them out. To download, click on the image then click on the small dark bar on the bottom of the white graphic that pops up which brings you to the download page. Enjoy!!!!!!!!