When I finished making the latest snippets challenge card (the die cut/inlaid heart that took almost a whole day), I did mention in the blog post that I'd had another idea for a Valentin's Day card for Len.
Trouble is, I can't decide between the two options so he might just get both cards!
This latest one is so personalised that I think it will tickle his sense of fun:
- 6" x 6" square white card blank
- snippet of black card as the outer 'frame'
- snippet of red card with sparkly white hearts on - the date alongside the manufacturer's details is 2001! Surely not, but also quite possible knowing me!
- one hint when you have patterned paper like this, trim the paper so that the pattern is evenly spaced on all four sides and then trim the frame (black in this case) to suit - and even trim the card stock itself if need be. It makes for a more balanced result
- used a couple of snippets of white card to stamp the sentiment and image - plus the 'Love you Watts and Watts' - using stamps from the SU 'Watts of Occasions', the Misti and Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink
- then die cut the image plus sentiment and the 'Watts and Watts' using dies from the Lil'inkers 'Stitched Rectangles' set of dies
- added some light and darker yellow to the bulb and the heart shaped filament, using Pro markers - and also tickled the filament heart with clear Wink of Stella
- mounted them onto slightly larger snippets of black card
- assembled the black and red and glittery white hearts layers onto the card blank, using Collall All Purpose glue
- added the two image/sentiment rectangles using thin sticky pads - remembering to add double layers of sticky pad to where the small rectangle wouldn't sit directly on the larger one. This makes it much more level
- final touch, added a shiny red Josy Rose heart shaped nail head to the right of the smaller sentiment - I'd deliberately die cut it so that there would be space left
The light here was very odd when I took this photo - the light bulb is pale and darker yellow, yet the pale area looks peachy. And the white card blank seems to have a bit of a peachy yellow cast to it on one side. The side where the natural light is strongest as well - how very peculiar.
And the reason I think Len might be quite tickled with this card? His surname is Watts :) The set has quite a few different light bulb designs and also sentiments built around the 'watts theme'. I can see him having a few more cards over the coming year from yours truly, made using that stamp set - so I should get my money's worth! All too often a stamp set is used as little as once here, and that's not good value or sensible is it!? in fact, it's downright wasteful and I ought to be ashamed!