details: I started with a couple of images from the CTMH Flower Market Cricut cartridge including a heart, arrow, and the "you & me" cut. In Cricut Design Space, I sized two of the hearts so that one was just slightly smaller than the other and then positioned a pair of arrows so that their opposite ends attached to opposite sides of the heart, and then I centered the sentiment in the center. I used Desert Sand for the main layer of CS and ran both the base piece and the center of the heart through my Cuttlebug using the retired woodgrain embossing folder. I used a sponge dauber and Chocolate ink to give some texture and color variation, made a frame piece from Chocolate CS, and backed it all with a piece of Champagne CS. I was going for the look of a heart carved into a tree, and I'm not entirely sure I actually achieved it but I feel I did get a non-traditional, rustic looking Valentine that my husband will get a kick out of.
There are so many directions you can take a theme like "love," and we would love to see yours! You have until 11:55 pm Eastern/10:55 Central on Monday, 1/30/17, to link your projects HERE. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting! ~~ Annette