Monday, February 20, 2012

I Heart U

My hubby and I were getting rid of some old computer keyboards and being the hording crafter I am, I popped off all the keys with a screw driver. I ended up with a lot of keys which I used to spell out " I <3 U"  For those of you who aren't versed in Gen X speak, <3 is the grafic representation of a heart on its side, thus I {heart} U.
I didn't really like the look of two separate keys to represent the "< " and "3" so I made my own using a larger key. I used a black sharpie to black out the existing symbols on the key. I then used a white gel pen to write my own symbols.
The die cuts are cut out using my Cricut. I made my own back ground paper out of vellum. I used MS Word Papyrus font size 8. I typed out my husbands name and my own for about 4 lines, then I just cut and paste to get a full page. I backed the vellum with the same shape in white card stock.
The flowers are fabric flowers from Micheals. I buy the flowers used for flower arranging when they are on sale or use a coupon. You can get a lot of flowers like that. These happen to have a velvet texture. Distress Ink Black Soot, brads, and little staples finish off the look.


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