Pulling for love turned out to be a labor of love. ;) I cut the bird in the flip mode, at 1 1/2" from the Cindy Loo cartridge. I honestly can't remember where the paper is from because I cut it three times before I was happy. The papers were both polka dotted and the dots were glittered and then I used a white shimmer paper for her face. I inked her in a darker pink then. The initial inspiration was the mat printed stock from American Crafts Dear Lizzy collection with the banners. So, I wanted to have two birds holding the love banner up but, then I decided two birds were too much. I cut the letters from Nursery Rhimes at 3/4". The banner paper was scraps that I had and once I cut them and added the letters, I decided they needed a shadow. Sooo, I hand cut the brown shadow layers with some fancy scissors and I loved the way it turned out! I used brads to attach them to the ribbon (from Michaels) and glued the ribbon under the birds beak to make it look like she was pulling the sign. Once I got it all done, I thought it needed a little something else so, I added the hand cut clouds. I inked the edges in blue and then, my little sis, The Cricut Crazed Lady, was crafting with me on that day and she suggested I ink silver over top of the blue to give the edges a shine. Once I did so, I decided some texture was a must. I ran some tape over the clouds using my ATG gun and added cotton from a cotton ball to make them look like really fluff white clouds!!!
On the inside, I mounted a larger piece of the pink polka dot paper and then two more clouds. The larger cloud, I stamped with a sentiment from TPC Studio, Hugs and Kisses set and the smaller cloud I added cotton to. I think it's super sweet!