This Valentines card was inspired by the Beyonce song “Crazy in Love” and the silly heart-shaped bird with the spiraling eyes from the Carabelle Studio “3 Oiseaux” (3 Birds in French) stamp set that made me think of the all-encompassing crazy feeling of falling in love.

I Copic colored the bird with the following colors:
Beak and legs: Y19
Body: R14, G14 (that’s right a green!), and R27
I also flicked on some highlights to a lot of the darkly stamped feathers with a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen and coated the beak, claws and eyes with Glossy Accents for shine. I fussy cut out this bird with a Fiskars Spring Loaded Scissors and inked the edges with a Momento Tuxedo Black Marker for a finished look.

I wanted a Valentines themed background, but I didn’t want to distract from the crazy love-sick bird, so I used three of the stamps from the new-to-me Carabelle-Studio Follow Your Heart stamp set but did not add any color to them. Instead, I added some dimension and shine to parts of these background images using a Tsukineko VersaMarker and clear embossing powder for some heat embossing. I inked the edges of the card front with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot, and to add a bit of grunge while keeping it pretty CAS, I also watered down some black acrylic paint and splattered it on with a wet paint brush.

To emphasize that mad, unstable feeling of new love, I thought adding the bird to the card front with a DIY action wobble would be fun. For a finishing touch and to add a little sparkle, I also added red and black sequins in varying sizes to the background.

The following process video shows the start-to-finish creation of this card, including how to make a DIY action wobble mechanism HERE

Disclosure: Many of the supplies I’ve used for today’s project are linked. Some may be affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog!

This card is being added to the following challenges:
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Wishes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Twist Something New Challenge
Card Mania Monochromatic Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Penny Black and More Something New Challenge
Addicted to CAS Music Challenge


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