I have always enjoyed the beautiful cards of Valentine's Day. The pretty flowers, the colors and the special sentiments can't help but catch your eye. I created this pedestal card to showcase the wonderful collage sheets from Altered Pages. I love the Valentines of Nations (AP 2032) collage sheet. It brings together the day of love and cultures from around the world. I wanted to bring more attention to this collage so I decided to use a piece of black card stock that was painted using the fabulous pearlescent watercolor paints that Altered Pages carries. After it had dried I ran it through my embossing machine using the swirls die also from AP. Of course what card is complete without some gorgeous patterned paper and embellishments? I added some hearts patterned paper from the Hello Friend Paper Pad by Glitz. Then, I added some pink brads for the center of the flowers (what's Valentine's Day without flowers, right?) and the heart from the Happy Travels Image Rhinestone pack to finish the card. What better way to ask someone to be your Valentine than to give them a special handmade card like this one?