I loved Ali's Valentine tutorial so much that I took her up on her second February challenge...using a punch and repetition to create a project.
I had a long, skinny frame that has a 5" by 12" opening. I cut a piece of white cardstock to 5" by 12" and raided my paper stash to find coordinating papers for a Valentine's Day themed art piece. All the paper is Chatterbox (which made coordinating a breeze) and I only needed enough for a punch (I'm a paper hoarder). The ribbon across the middle is also Chatterbox. I wanted it to have a little dimension like Ali's butterflies, so I opted to take the glass out. I crumpled the paper and then ironed it flat for texture. I also lightly sponged black ink along the edges of the hearts to tie it in to the black frame. I spaced the hearts evenly and attached them with a tiny pop-dot.
I love the way it turned out so much, I'm going to repurpose it for St. Patrick's Day with green shamrocks. I made the entire thing with stuff from my stash...whoo-hoo for me!
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