Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Valentine's card for Len - take 2

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:
I used:

- 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!






35 comments:

  1. Perfect! How could you not use that sentiment

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  2. Love it Di - I enjoy a great pun, and this is a good one on top of a fun card!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. What a perfect card for Len! You will get many years out of this stamp, methinks.

    The card itself is very cute and fun...

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  4. :D :D COOL!! LOVE this card you made for your hubby, how fun image and matching pun sentiment!! And it's very appropriate with his surname!! Brilliant!! Lovely design with those snippets of paper!
    I'm sure he will laugh :D
    Pinned immediately! :)
    https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524495546641/

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  5. That is really personalised, I can se you'll be using that stamp lots and lots, I mean watts and watts. What a great idea and a fantastic find!
    Jane

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  6. He will definitely love it. Such a sweet card!

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  7. A fantastic card Di, I'm sure he'll love it.

    Sue xx

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  8. Great card...he'll be pleased with it! Made me smile xx

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  9. This is a really fun card Di and the sentiment is just classic...lol, and the heart dp is perfect in the background. He will love it I'm sure. x

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  10. Hi Di this is a gorgeous card. I can see why it is hard to choose. I hope you gave him both. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  11. A brilliant card Di and a very useful set of stamps too!
    Janice x

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  12. Watts and watts..............that cracks me up. I love it. [Bunny]

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  13. Love this card Di it's too funny lol huggles Sue xx

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  14. Oh my goodness! That is a wonderful Valentine!

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  15. Watt a lovely card. Bet Len was tickled pinkish. All hell let loose here today as Sammy didn't get a Valentine card!!!!!! Think Norm might be in the dog house for quite some time. Hugs Mrs A.

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  16. Isn't if funny - a Rabbits and Bunny, the minute I saw this card I thought "I bet his last name is Watts"
    I had no idea has it has never been mentioned, BUT i suppose the super image gave it away. Bet you were 'cock-a-hoop' when you spotted this image and what a fabulous card you have made with it. A great thought and really made with love.

    Kath x

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  17. That should read .. Isn't it funny

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  18. Hi Di,
    what a great card for Len.
    Love that sparkly heart paper and you super stamped image is brill.
    Wouldn't have noticed the problem with the one side if you han't said.
    All looks super to me.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  19. What a fun card Di..how personalized is that. I bet Len loved it.It is so tricky photographing at this time of the year...the light can do odd things. Hope you enjoyed your day xxx

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  20. Brilliant play on words and made even more special due to Len's surname. I'm sure you're going to get watts of mileage from that set! Nice to see a non-slushy Valentine's Day card.

    Hope you gave him both cards!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  21. Fun card, Di. I bet he loved it.

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  22. I bet Mr Watts loved his personalised card!
    Kath x

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  23. its so very nice!
    love it!
    hugs

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  24. I love your card and might CASE it - if I remember next year! Got to the end of your post and obvs it is even more appropriate - wow!
    I used to buy a stamp only if I could think of several things I could do with it, then that went out the window and I just buy what I like - but reigning that in again now. Saw a girl with a bag today and it said "life's short - buy the shoes" and I thought it could be stamps LOL!

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  25. Fabulous card and I love the personalisation x

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  26. Brilliant card Di and the perfect sentiment for Len, I bet he loved it xx

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  27. This is brilliant and so apt I see when I read to the end of your post. I can identify with your remarks about stamps (and dies etc) so often only getting used once before being consigned to storage which as you say isn't sensible or cost effective. Bet Len was thrilled to receive either or both of the super cards .

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  28. You made a brilliant card with just a few materials. Super!
    Lia xx

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  29. This is just adorable and perfect for him!

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  30. Well aren't you a clever girl to think of that sentiment for your Len, bet he absolutely loved it! And I bet that DP was pleased to get used after all those years LOL

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  31. This is awesome and so perfectly personalised! Cool tip about the even backing paper, thank you! Hugs. xxxxxx

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  32. How perfect!! Len is going to love this!! xx

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  33. This card is just adorable and absolutely perfect for Len, now that we know all about the surname tie-in with the sentiment! I think you should make a card for just about every holiday with this set, and give them ALL to Len! I'm sure you can come up with all types of fun images and punny sentiments to either please Len, or drive him crazy..haha!

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