Now my 'heart' supplies are at a bare minimum but I did find two dies in my Lawn Fawn Snow Days set, OK they are a little smaller than I would have liked so I really had to dig deep for a way to make one teeny weeny and one not so teeny weeny heart fill a card blank.
This design came about by accident after I dropped a tray of bits and bobs on the floor and noticed a bag of chipboard letters with all the dodgy ones still left. Much to my amazement I did find an I and U and that was the basis for the card. I coloured them black, die cut the hearts out - added a bit of wink on the bigger heart and a gem. I used my rectangle die to emboss three stitched lines for the trio of little hearts. I also used my Sharpie pen trick for the fake matt, it saves me ever buying coloured cardstock and I think it really gives the illusion of another layer.
I decided to do an Anniversary card for the my second choice. I made an ombre background and didn't really like it but decided if I cut out the hearts down one side and pop it behind, it might just look better and what do you know, it did so I ran with it. I did add a few paint splatters and decided to keep the two red hearts as positives to represent the couple. Stamped the sentiment and added two gems to the start and end of 'Happy' and that folks was me happy with my attempts.
Twofer Challenge - Prompt Hearts (Valentine/Anniversary cards)
CAS on a Friday - Dies (hearts Anniversary card)
Always Fun Challenges - Valentines (first card)
Crafty Cardmakers - Love and Valentines (first card)
Little Red Wagon - Shades of Red (second card)