Pentel Fabric Fun Pastel Dye Sticks blocks of color and words of love hand written around the heart with a #03 Alvin TechLiner technical drawing marker. These drawing tools can be purchased at many art supply stores but, if memory serves me correctly, I believe I bought I bought my 4-pack through Amazon.
As the glued edges were drying, I cut a piece of red craft felt on which to mount the stitched heart fabric and cut it just shy of the 5"x6/5" blank greeting card stock that is in my paper stash. At first I mounted the felt onto the front of the card with Weldbond since it was at hand. WRONG. The moisture in the glue distorted the card stock terribly so I discarded that attempt and turned to 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive and it worked like a charm.
Last touches included using a red Inktense Watercolor block to make a border for the heart.
To soften the edges of the border, I painted over the red line with only water in a Niji Waterbrush.
Finally, I sprayed the back with the same 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive that I used to adhere the felt and the card was finished. When February rolls around, I'll post it in my ETSY shop along with some other cards that I've made to celebrate Valentine love. I might even consider posting it now. Fortunately, there is no edict that love can only be expressed on February 14th each year.
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