I will be sending in these cards to Winter Sims for the 7th Annual Valentine's Day "Cards from the Heart" Card Drive. I absolutely love this idea, and I have participated for six years now. I wouldn't miss it! Check out Winter's blog, Winter Wonderland Designs, for details on how to send in your Valentine's Day cards for kids in a variety of hospitals and orphanages. There are some specific rules, so be sure to read the details. There are also sponsors and prizes!
For my cards, I printed out the "Love You Kitten" image onto card stock and die cut. I colored in with Copic markers, added shading with distress inks, added Glossy Accents to the eyes, and arranged the images on various patterned paper layouts. The white embossed sentiment is by Inkadinkado. I avoided gems, sequins, and embellishments since they are considered a choking hazard for this card drive.
Here they are together...
And here they are individually...
Be sure to check out the Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge as well as the Share Your Designs contest (but know you can't enter your card in both at the same time). And if you do make any extra Valentine's Day cards this month, consider sending them in to the Cards from the Heart Card Drive...it is such a worthy cause!
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