While the rest of the world is OVER Valentine’s Day and moving on to other things we just had our family Valentine’s Day dinner last night. It was our first chance to get together to celebrate the holiday and we decided we wanted to do something special. I knew I wanted to make a nice dinner for everyone and tossed out the idea (via text message, of course) of exchanging Valentine’s Day cards. Everyone thought it was a great idea and while mine have been finished for a little while now I didn’t want to post them until I had given them out.
I didn’t want to ruin the surprise you know.
Here are the ones I made with Dylusions Ink Sprays from Ranger. I had treated myself to a selection of Dylusions just after finishing a HUGE project back in December but I hadn’t had a chance to get them out and play with them yet. This was the perfect opportunity.
I started with plain tags and 6 different colors of Dylusions Ink.
I sprayed some of the tags with Postbox Red and Pure Sunshine and then stamped over that with circles and hearts.
On this pair I used Vibrant Turquoise and Cut Grass.
And these two are inked with Crushed Grapes and Bubblegum Pink. I used a Crafter’s Workshop stencil and Dylusions Ink Spray in White Linen to get the white flowers.
Then, just like the other tags I stamped the dragon flies on.
To finish the tags I cut a heart out of felt and stitched it on to the tag with black thread. I made sure to leave a bit of a “bump” in the heart in order to put a tube of chapstick into each heart.
After all, it is the dead of winter in NE Ohio and EVERYONE needs chapstick this time of year. Especially if you plan to be kissing your sweetheart!!
I wrote everyone’s name on their tag and then a little note on the back of each one and then finished them off with yarn from a package of Lion Brand Bon Bons that I was gifted at CHA (You’ll see more of those in an upcoming project).
Family, Love and GOOD food. I just don’t think it gets any better.
You can visit Craft Test Dummies to read a review of Dylusions Ink Sprays here: Craft Product Review: Dylusions Ink Spray by Ranger Ink
Disclosure: The Lion Brand Bon Bon yarn was provided by Lion Brand for my use.