Monday, August 31, 2015

Cute Little Lunch Notes!

Hello Everyone and welcome back to another Inspire Me Monday! If you've been browsing around Pinterest, you may have come across handmade Lunch Notes - little messages for your kids when they open their lunch boxes (or perhaps your hubby??).  Since I have 3 kids of my own and two still in Primary School (I've been told by the High Schooler, under NO circumstances am I to slip one of these in his lunch box) that I would have a go making these myself!

I've grabbed the Sassy Succulents stamp set by Power Poppy, a Memento Ink Pad, X-press It Mask It and X-press It Blending Card.

I wanted to overlay the images and Mask It is perfect for the task!  A great way to create a mask that you can use over and over is to stamp the image you want to mask onto X-press It Blending Card, then remove the backing sheet and place the Mask It over the top.

While the Mask It is over the top, use a pair of sharp scissors to fussy cut very close to the edges.

Next stamp the same image onto another piece of Blending Card and then peel off the Mask It shape and place it over the top.

Ink up the other stamp you want to use and stamp it over the top of the Mask It covered image.

Peel off the Mask It to reveal the images.

Colour your image!  I've used a variety of colours......
Large Cactus - G12, G24, G28
Large Pot - E93, E95, E97, E99
Small Cactus - YG21, YG93, YG97
Small Pot - B00, B12, E93
Pebbles - C1, C3, YG93, E93, 0

Why not use the tips in my last tutorial about shadows and note how the pot in front has left a cast shadow on the one behind!

Cut the card to size and either write a message to your sweetie or use a suitable sentiment stamp.  I really like this sentiment in the Sassy Succulents set and thought it would be perfect to remind a child that they are perfect the way they are!  You could simply mat this with a piece of coloured cardstock, but if you can frame it with a pretty diecut.....why not use it!

I hope you've enjoyed today's tutorial! Why not surprise those you love and leave them a little message in their lunches - I bet you'll make their day!

Have a great week!



CherylQuilts said...

What a great Inspire Me Monday, Kathy, and I love this little note. I can only imagine how one of your kids would feel seeing this in their lunch box! Great masking technique material. I've recently bought something similar, and it's great. Thanks again for sharing your beautiful coloring too! Such a sweet set for these notes. My DH and I still love to leave notes for each other! Hugs!

Nora N. said...

This is fabulous!!!

Katie Sims said...

Just darling, Kathy! :)

Katie Sims said...

Just darling, Kathy! :)