Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and cards have been mailed, but I still want to use hearts on my cards. The first thing I decided about today’s project is that I would make a heart of twigs.

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Sunshine Wishes Twig Heart

I think I’ve used the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper for every die cut heart I own, except for the one in the Sunshine Wishes die set. So, I found the heart die, and a piece of Wood Textures DSP, and rolled it through the Big Shot.

 I liked the idea of my twig heart against Soft Sky, and chose a print from Coffee Break DSP. Rather than have my heart stuck in the middle of the sky, I decided to have it hang from a tree branch cut with the die in Seasonal Layers.

This led to embossing the Soft Sky print with the Woodlands embossing folder. I was happy with the added texture, and it made sense with the wood branch and heart of twigs.

The sentiment, “From the Heart,” is from the Petal Palette stamp set, and cut with the label die from its die set, Petals & More. I used the eclipse technique to keep it simple. I’ll be posting a video on the eclipse technique on Feb 18.

I chose Tranquil Tide for the card base, and lined the inside with Soft Sky. I stamped a sentiment from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set,  “Praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you, and loving memories to heal your heart.”

My continued desire to use hearts was enhanced by the TGIF challenge. How could I resist?

The TGIF sketch suggested a bow tied to the heart. I tried it, but opted for pearls, and I’m happy with the simplicity.

Thank you for visiting my blog. May your day be filled with happy hearts.