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Valentine's Sketch Challenge: Valentine's Day Critter Cards

I'm gearing up for Valentine's Day this week. Over the weekend, I spent time with some new stamps and got to coloring. After some ho-hum attempts the prior week, I was ready to make some Valentine's cards with a little style. When I'm really stumped with what to do with a variety pieces, nothing helps more than a couple of Sketch Challenges. The first challenge comes courtesy of Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

The Sketch was as follows:

And here was my product. I used Washi Tape and rhinestones at the bottom, which really gave this card the flair it needed.

Over on The Paper Players, their sketch challenge also gave me heaps of inspiration. 

The L shape around the border gave me some pause. But with a little Washi Tape, I came up with just the right solution.

Unfortunately, I didn't check the date on the third contest I was entering, so I missed the deadline. Nevertheless, I would have submitted this card to Just Add Ink.

Here was the sketch:

And here was my submission:

I'm not mad about it though. Still an adorable card, and very happy with the results. All the card stock is from a Hot Buy Paper Pack at Michael's, and the stamps are this year's 2020 Recollections Valentine's Set

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  1. I adore your valentine cards Danny! I love that you have incorporated a little critter on each one. The washi tape was a great idea for our sketch this week at The Paper Players! Thanks for playing along.

  2. What a great trio of Valentines - love your use of washi tape on the middle one! Thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  3. Adorable cards, Danny! Those little critters are so much fun. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

  4. Oh wow.. and how cute! Fab works with super cute images!

    Thanks for playing along with our current challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!

    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days
    *DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

  5. Such a lovely selection of Valentines cards.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2
    Anne SSW2-DT


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