Ink Inclinations

Claire Harrison Independent Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrator

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Always Valentines

Hello! A couple of new projects to share with you. Both use Kristina Werner's colour inspiration for this week, though the first was a fluke! (I had to substitute Real Red for Riding Hood Red as we don't have it here in Oz – yet!)

I recently caught up with an old friend. (We have known each other since pre-school. He's more like a brother than a friend, we seem to spend a lot of time just stirring each other up!) He has just returned from a stint living in Scotland with his Scottish partner (whom he met in Sydney). Anyway, whilst they were away, they decided to get married at beautiful Loch Ness (who wouldn't if the opportunity presented itself?!) Unfortunately Nessie has not made an appearance in any of the wedding photos L. To cut a long story short, the beautiful bride was admiring the wine glass charms I made for my Mum a few years ago. So I decided to make her some as a little, and belated, wedding gift. Here is the box,

and on the inside,

By fluke they used this week's Kristina Werner colour inspiration! Having made this little project, I decided that I loved the colour combo, and the way the hearts from the Always stamp set look when they are embossed in black. So I made a Valentine/Anniversary card for my hubby. (Yes our wedding anniversary is on Valentine's Day – how romantic!) Here it is.

Project Recipes:

Stamps: Always, Paisley Background, So Many Sayings (hostess)

Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Whisper White

Inks: Versa Mark, Basic Black, Real Red Marker

Accessories: Ribbon, Buttons, Word Window punch, Embossing Powders – white, black and clear, White Gel pen, non SU wine charm wires, beads and charms

Techniques: Embossing, Out of the box (on the card)

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment, I would love to hear what you think.


Diane said...

lovwe it to bits great job

Tracey Old said...

Wow, Love the cover of the box. Don't you just love these colours. Thanks for leaving me a comment. I have saved your blog to my favorities I will be back.

Savitri said...

Super super cute!!!!

Mae Collins said...

These are really beautiful. Lovely creations as usual from a very talented lady!

Robyn said...

Hi Claire! What a lovely present! Do you have details of how to make the wine glass charms that you could share??? Love the box and the anniversary card too. (btw -Thanks for advertising the deatils for the bushfire cards )

Amber said...

Hot stuff