First up... a lovely card by Alora Sweetser. First let me say that Alora ABSOLUTELY has the BEST name of all the blogger swappers. And her personality seems to match! This card is fan-TA-stic... hard to tell from the pic; but the watercolored focal image was stamped on Shimmery White... so it totally POPS. I love the colors she selected; great for a non-traditional valentine (Rose Red, Apricot Appeal, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery). I also dig the paper piercing above and bellow the stamped image... and how she carried it down to the base of the card design. Great card all around. Be sure to check out Alora's blog "Oh the Things You Can Ink". She has some wonderful designs to share!
Next we have... Lynn Mercurio. Lynn created a wonderful layout for this funky Valentine. She even used a preview set that will be in the NEXT Idea Book and Catalog; "Double Line Doodle". Isn't it cool? I love how she stamped and embossed in white on the "Loves Me" Designer papers. That cool shiny background is made by dabbing various reinker colors onto glossy Cardstock with a Rubbing alcohol soaked cotton ball (at least that's how I do it!). It's such a unique marbled effect! And don't miss the glitter PUNCH she added with stickles around the pink medallion focal image... what a perfect match to the teal velvet ribbon (from the Flirty ribbon original series). Be sure to visit Lynn's "Stamperosity" blog. She has some great designs; including Bella's! And if you don't know what a Bella is... well you just best go take a looksee!
Stay tuned for more amazing blogger Valentines! Just subscribe to my blog to get email updates whenever I post some new and wonderful thing! (see the little widget on the right for the subscription box)