Over the top Valentine

Isn't it funny how sometimes you have a great vision, but when you actually come to making the card, it just does not live up to the expectations?  This is one of those cards.  I don't think I have ever assembled and disassembled a card so many times.  It started out with the red flocked paper that I had left from Christmas from Candlelight Christmas DSP, and I saw used on some Valentine cards.  I wanted to frame it up with some Glimmer paper and really make it elegant.  I tried backing it with white, no ivory that was embossed.  No?  How about pink?  Embossed?  No, too gaudy.  Just when I thought I would leave it red, I had to walk away from it.  Came back the next day and started playing with it again.  Just was not speaking to me, so I decided to retire it.  But, today I decided that I would make it into a card for my dear hubby.  (He don't care, he'll take anything I make). 
I decided today to take a challenge from Pal Paper Arts Color Challenge #152 to use Primrose Petals, Pool Party, and Real Red.  That was the inspiration that I really need to get the card done.  I gathered some banners cut from the More Amore DSP and stamped a heart with Hearts a Flutter stamp set.  I added a little love inside and out using the new 25th Anniversary stamp set Best of Love.  Adding the love makes it eligible for a couple more challenges at The Pink Elephant Challenge #186 and at Sentimental Sunday's Challenge #141 where they both suggested LOVE IS IN THE AIR.  I just know that Gary will love his Valentine, along with the special little chocolate cake for two I got for him.  Hope he shares it with me :)
Have a great Valentine's Day everyone. 

Mary Alice


  1. Cute, Mary!! I think the pool party paper behind the brocade was the perfect color to pull this card together. Hugs and happy valentines day!!

  2. Nothing is over the top when it comes to Valentines! So pretty - love that extra sparkle with the glimmer paper! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

  3. Beautifuk! I love the colour, design and sparkle. Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Hugs, Jill x

  4. Beautiful card, Mary Alice! I love all the different patterns and textures! Great job with the color challenge!

  5. Wonderful Valentine! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!


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