Monday, 15 February 2016

JAI 298 - Just add V - for my valentines

This week's fun new challenge at Just Add Ink is to Just add V. These letter challenges are such fun as you can choose a theme, technique, colour, or anything that starts with the letter, like vellum, violets, vintage or..... Valentine! I'm a little late sharing these with you but hope you enjoy seeing them now.

This week Miss C asked darling man & I what we were doing for Valentine's Day & we explained that we don't normally do anything, however, it did make me think that I'd like to make a card to remind her of how much we love her, & of course then I wanted to make a card for my darling man too. I didn't have much time & only finished them on early Sunday morning  - luckily they both had a sleep in - but here's what I made.

for the darling man:
I actually squealed when I saw the Bear Hugs stamp & die bundle in the Occasions Catalogue at Onstage. I've had quite the bear obsession for many, many years so I HAD to get it. It wasn't available in time for Damo's birthday in November so I'm glad I got to use it first for him now.

Make it:
Stamp Mr Bear in soft suede ink on crumb cake card. To have him hold the heart, stamp & cut two bears, gently bend the paws over & secure with half a dimensional (which I saw & loved on this card). I curved the heart a little for more dimension. Use the negative of the Bloomin' Heart die cut as a frame for Mr Bear - I think this gave a nice nature-y (yes, that's a word) look to make Mr Bear feel at home.

Note: The background behind Mr Bear is embossed with the Woodland embossing folder - this beauty isn't available to order now but will return in our new annual catalogue due in June.

So, what do you think - like it? love the bear? I'm definitely in the 'love' camp :-)

and one for our big girl:
My card is based on this beautiful one I loved by Krista Driessen. So simple, pretty & the message (from Grateful Blooms) says it all. Thanks so much for the inspiration, Krista.

I chose to use pool party - still girly but not too sweet for the cool teen. It was so quick to make - a quick wash of colour for the background using ink from the lid of my pool party ink pad & an aquapainter onto thick whisper white, adhere the Bloomin' Heart cut, stamped sentiment, extra white layer then pop it onto the pool party base. I was tempted to add some other little details (Wink of Stella was very hard to resist) but in the end I let that beautiful heart speak for itself. Damien wrote the message so it was truly from both of us.

Here's one more close-up look of the details... cos it's just so pretty.

This would make a beautifully elegant wedding card too I think. What about you - like it? who would you give it to? Remember to share & pin both projects if you like them.

I hope you've had a lovely day today. Let's claim Valentine's day to tell everyone we love - family, friends, anyone who helps make you smile or grateful.

Inky wishes

PS: Remember to check out the fab V projects made by the Just Add Ink team & we'd love you to try the challenge too.

To see & order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.
Note - Stamp sets & bundles noted below may be available in other mount options (eg wood, cling rubber or photopolymer). I have listed the option that I used, then alternative separate options at the bottom.. Please check the online store if your preference is different.

For the darling man

For the big girl


Colleen Daley said...

Please explain how you cut the "negative Heart thinlet for Mr Bear? Love the card and the idea of the heart outline but don't quite get how it was done Thank you

ColourmehappyDi said...

Hi Colleen.
The negative image is just the outline of the heart that's left when you cut out a heart. I used the actual heart for my daughters card & the leftover bit for my husband's. You just need to cut your piece to the size you want & position the die so the 'window' will be where you want it. Hope that helps.

Krista said...

You're welcome ;-)
I love both cards!

Val Coupesetdecoupes said...

Thank you for these cards!
I have done a bear card version for our french father's day on my blog
I love it ❤