As much as I prefer scanning my cards over photographing them, I find there are some disadvantages. My little banner that is stamped with "you mean everything to me" loses the 3D look as it gets flattened by the cover of the scanner.
Kyla and I were just playing around with ideas while she was visiting (did I mention, she's my new recruit?) and this was one of the cards I designed. Gathering the ribbon slightly, cutting out the heart image and folding and trimming the "banner" across the heart meant a little extra fussing, but I really like the result. When I was all finished with the card, I decided to add a little sparkle by spraying it with a mixture of Champagne Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol. If you look closely, you can see some of the sparkle that added to the card, including the ribbon. When you actually hold it in your hands, you can see the glittery shimmer much more easily.
Although I'm thinking about Valentine's Day, this card is not exclusively for that holiday. Depending on the verse used inside (or handwritten note), you could easily convert it to a birthday card for someone special, for example.
Always stamp set, 113620, wood mount only, $28.95
Real Red Card Stock, 102482, $6.95 for 24 sheets 8-1/2" x 11"
Whisper White Card Stock, 100730, $8.50 for 40 sheets, 8-1/2" x 11"
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad, 103133, $5.95
Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad, 101179, $5.95
1/2" Circle Punch, 119869, $5.95
Paper Snips, 105379, $9.95
Whisper White 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, $6.95 for 15 yards
Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, 116806, $5.95