The box pleat in the first card can be a challenge at first (as my participants found out) but you soon get the hang of it and create a lovely "skirt" look! That bird is from the "Find Your Style" stamp set that was offered in January as the Stamp of the Month. Under the bird there is a matching stamped image in black cardstock used to create the shadow effect. The second card features an emboss resist technique plus random stamping using this month's Stamp of the Month, "Friendship." These card fronts were then attached to a regular 5 1/2" x 4" card folded up to be an easel. I don't have a picture of that to upload yet but they turned out pretty indeed!
Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I John 4:7 "Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God."
P.S. For the inspiration behind these cards, I thank my friend and upline, Annette Green!