I wanted to create something really special for this hop - and I hope you feel that it is!
I did a technique that I haven't done in a while called "Mirror Stamping". It is super fun, but it is a little tedious at times. I wanted two seals in love :) So I had to get this by having two seals that were facing each other - and to accomplish that - mirror stamping was involved. I used the seal from "Critters in the Sea". It only took me a couple of tries to get the image I wanted to use - but it was worth it. I also stamped out my own custom sentiment used the alpha sets - "Harolds ABC's" and "Sally's ABC's". I love mixing the two fonts together.
I created my "water" by first using some scratch Coastal Cabana card stock, and I used the diagonal stencil from Simon Says Stamp and some Judikins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder, and then I took a die from Mama Elephant Landscapes dies and created a wave to my water. And, what is two seals in love without a heart in between them :) I used a small heart image from "Into the Woods" stamp set stamped with Lady Bug Memento ink, and added a little bit of shimmer using my Wink of Stella pen.
I like how this card came out - and I hope you like it too!! Well - its time for me to send you on your way to the lovely and super fun Lenny!! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!! Happy Valentine's Day!!