Here's what Jackie had to say about her challenge!
In Ancient Rome 13, 14 and 15th of February were celebrated as Lupercalia, a pagan fertility festival. By the mid 18th century, the passing of love notes had become popular in England, precursor to the St Valentines Day card as we know it today. Early cards were made of paper and lace. By the 19th century they became so popular that factories started to mass- produce them.
So as the 14th approaches it's time for you to put a heart in our Art and then show us what you have made.
I am looking forward to seeing all the different ways you add a heart to your art!~~~
Here's my card using Stampotique's Keeper!
Keeper, who is way too cute, was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then colored with my Copic markers. When I was done coloring, I added Clear Copic Spica Glitter pen to his eyes, then coated them with a layer of Diamond Glaze glue. Silver Metallic gel pen was added to his key, then Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen was added to his key and both sets of horns.
To create the heart, I applied Flashing Tape to black cardstock, but you could just as easily add Inkssentials Silver Foil tape. Heart and Scalloped Heart Nestabilities dies by Spellbinders dies were used to die-cut the cardstock, then the plain heart took a ride through my Big Kick inside of an Alterations embossing folder. When it came out, I painted it with Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress paints, let the paint set for a minute, then wiped it off. The paint stayed in the debossed areas. Sweet! A piece of foam was die-cut using a smaller heart die and adhered to the scalloped heart. Red Liner tape was applied to the edges of the embossed painted heart to seal the heart, creating a slightly puffy dimension. Leftover foil tape was die-cut using an old Hinges QuicKutz die, then adhered to the scalloped heart using Best Glue Ever by Scraperfect and mini-brads. An Idea-ology Locket Key was painted with the same two Distress paints, then adhered using star-shaped mini brads.
The patterned paper is from last year's Authentique 6x6 pad. Silver foil stickers and Washi tape were added to the card front to add some more visual interest. The heart was adhered, then Keeper was adhered using dimensional foam adhesive. The key, from my stash, was touched up with a red Sharpie, then adhered to the card using Waxy Flax.
Thanks for visiting today!