Friday, February 3, 2017

Sunshine Wishes for Just Add Ink

Valentine's Day is coming soon and I really haven't done many Valentine cards so I thought I should try another design. I've been dying to use the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits again, as well, and they were perfect for a challenge I saw at the Just Add Ink Challenge Blog this week:

With a delicious colour combination from the Colour Throwdown Challenge folks, I was ready to go to it!

I mean, look at that inspiration photo! Red, pink, chocolate and white! Tomorrow, I have a Mom & Me class and I needed a project for the moms to do on their own. I thought they would have fun with this one.

  • I started with an Early Espresso base and layered it with a simple striped panel from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack.
  • I got out my Watercolour Pencils and Aqua Painter and did a little watercolour scribble on the Whisper White background. I had to use the pencil colours available. The Real Red and Early Espresso were perfect, but the only pink is Melon Mambo and it's a wee bit off Blushing Bride But with water from the Aqua Painter and the Real Red mixed in, it tones down considerably. You have to be really careful not to add too much water to this on the Whisper White, just enough to blend it and move the colour around.
  • I die cut the hearts from Red and Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper. It worked better to die cut the back of the glimmer paper. It just preserved the glitter finish and it was easier to cut and to get out of the die.
  • The word love is also part of the Sunshine Wishes set and it is cut from Early Espresso here with clear Wink of Stella added to only the lower part of the letters for a different look.
  • The Fine Tip Glue Pen was perfect for gluing all the small areas on to the project. It was especially tricky gluing the banner, word and red heart on as they are interwoven. I glued the heart and word to the banner and then glued all to the project.

There are three new Sale-A-Bration Rewards being offered starting Feb. 21 and you can see a little sneak peek here! Check out that glimmer paper in particular! I think it's going to be a best seller! More on these later!

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  1. Gorgeous card and a great mix of the two challenges! Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown!

  2. I'm sure your class ladies will love this card, Heather - fun to make, and an awesome finished product. I love the glimmery touches. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

  3. Ooooh this is just lovely, Heather. Love the glimmer hearts and the watercolour wash behind them. Such a sweet card, thank you for sharing with us at Just Add Ink. x

  4. I love the way you have used the Heart shapes on this card. A great take on this sketch. Chantell JAI

  5. Beautifully executed Heather. The watercolour and glimmer hearts really make this card a wow. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  6. the hearts were indeed perfect for the challenge, Heather. Love the shape & glitter. Fab modern valentine. Glad you could play along with us at Just Add Ink.
    Di :)


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