Yes, my odd children all have blue/green tongues - thanks to Valentines with Fun Dips in them. (You can click on the photo to make it larger and see the details and patterns on the paper more clearly.) As usual when it's too quiet in the house, I found this disturbing scene: the "sharing" of the Fun Dips by pouring them in a pile on the kitchen table and taking turns licking. I'm so glad they seem to have outgrown this phase; it's been a few years since this incident and I can just now bring myself to scrap it!
I started with the more traditional (and a little "wild") Valentine colors in the Roxie collection from Close To My Heart, and added some Lagoon cardstock for the base. The title is cut using my Cricut - "sugar" is from the Nursery Rhymes cartridge and "shock" is from the Cuttin' Up cartridge. I added a shadow to the "shock" also in Lagoon.
I cut hearts and the bracket shape in my title from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge collection. I stamped on a few small ones with a coordinating heart stamp, and two pink ones with the "You're Sweet" sentiment. I colored in the open parts of the sentiment with a Tulip marker to coordinate with the papers. I attached bling buttons to the small stamped hearts, then adhered all of the hearts to the edge, popping some up with foam adhesive tape. Finally, I stamped the "You color my world" sentiment on the heart in the center, and again colored in the open letters with the Tulip marker. (Note: the stamps I used are no longer available, but the technique works for any sentiment with open letters.)
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