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Hiya!  Today I'm bringing you a little hugs and kisses inspiration for Valentine's day!  Can you believe it's only 10 days away??

For this project I used the new February mood board.  Lookie at all the pretty colors!

I about swooned when I saw the mood board!  So many lovely colors to work with.  I don't know about you but I'm tired of the wintery gray weather.  I need some color!  This totally fit the bill.

The Loving Mom stamp set steals the show on this card!  I started by making a heart mask.  I first used the negative piece of the mask to cover the entire card front.  I stamped the main flower several times to fill up most of the space.  I used the very small leaf from the You Inspire Me set to fill in a little bit more space and finished up with a heart outline stamp.

Next I peeled the mask off and carefully placed the positive heart mask.  I took Cracked Pistachio distress oxide ink and sponged all along the edges of the mask.  I started on the center of the mask and swiped out.  I wanted to concentrate the ink right around the heart to help define the shape.  Then you get to peel it off and see the magic left behind!

Now I had to decide how I was going to color them.  Since I hadn't used copic friendly paper I got out my Prismacolor colored pencils and gamasol.  It's been a long time since I've used my gamasol! I used P1014, P929 and P930 to color the flowers and P924 for the leaves.  Sadly I didn't write down which red I used for the hearts but I think it was Crimson red.  I kept adding layers of color until I was happy and then went over all the parts with gamasol.  I then went back and colored the flower centers and blended out with gamasol.  I added Wink of Stella to the flower centers as well.

Once all of the colors were blended out I thought it needed a little something more.  I recently found my glitter Gelly Roll pen again.  Perfect time to put it to good use.  I covered the little black dots near the base of the flower leaves that are part of the stamped image.  I also added more...because sparkle!  Check out this view!

It's hard to photograph all that lovely sparkle!

I kept the rest of the card pretty simple.  I found this lovely striped paper from Crate Paper and cut off a small piece for the edge.  This was followed by a thin piece of dark gray cardstock that I used a glitter embossing powder and then the main card layer.  The XOXO is die cut out of a pink cardstock using a die from Lawn Fawn.  I cut four layers to stack together.  The top layer I embossed with the same glitter embossing powder before I added it to the top.   As the final touch I added some Crystal Stickles dots.  Yet another item in my stash that hasn't been used in a while.  I forgot just how pretty it is!

I do hope you have enjoyed my card.  We hope to see your very own Kennedy Grace projects.  See any of the links below!


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