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Happy February 14th!

I hope you'll receive your fair share love and treats today, whether they be from a Valentine, a GAL-entine, or something special from you to you! Here's a card that could work for pretty much ANY occasion from birthday to anniversary to congratulations, but I've added extra hearts since it happens to be February 14th.
Avery Elle's Oval Burst Elle-ments Die is fairly brilliant since it has not only the oval opening and the burst design that the name implies, but also a great handwritten sentiment that works with the frame, or without. 
For this card I applied a rainbow of Distress Oxide Inks to Canson Watercolor Paper in a radiating pattern just slightly larger than the A2 cover die. Do you know the Roy G. Biv acronym? It helps you remember the order of the spectrum; which is: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. When we apply rainbow shades in that order, we'll always get a "friendly" blend of colors, with no alarming brown streaks! I applied the colors to the frame area before diecutting; but I left the center white so that I could apply the colors to the sentiment more selectively. I left them inside their background until I finished, so that I wouldn't bend or tear the delicate letters. 
I filled window with a piece of clear acetate and added strips of Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape all the way around the back of that oval opening, taking care to leave no gaps, thus constructing a simple shaker card, which I filled with sequins and a few of the smallest of Hero Arts Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies cut from light and dark pink cardstock. I backed the shaker window with plain white cardstock and centered the whole thing on the rainbow piece from which the frame was diecut. I affixed the sentiment to the window on top of a slightly larger heart, added a few Want 2 Scrap White Pearls, et voila!
Whether or not you are celebrating, I hope you have a very Happy Day!
 
wishes you a very
Happy Valentine's Day!

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