Hello readers and happy Sunday! I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far! I am sitting here anxiously awaiting my mother's arrival this afternoon from Maine. I'm so excited to spend the next week with my very best friend.
After sharing today's card with you, I'll be taking a few days off to spend time with her.
Yay! (Insert vacation happy dance here.)
I hope you enjoy today's Clean and Simple (CAS) wine themed card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.
I'll be back here on June 1st for the monthly Blogging Friends Blog Hop.
See you then!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Merry Merlot cardstock (available beginning June 1). I ran a piece of Whisper White cardstock through my Big Shot using a Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die by Gina Marie Designs to create the first layer. After I die cut the rectangle, I ran it through my Big Shot again using a retired polka dot embossing folder. I stamped three of the wine bottles in Versamark ink onto Merry Merlot cardstock and heat embossed them with White Stampin' Emboss powder. After these images cooled, I fussy cut each bottle with my Paper Snips. I adhered the three wine bottles to the center of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink on a strip of Whisper White cardstock and adhered some Gold 1/8" ribbon underneath the cardstock strip before adhering the sentiment over the wine bottles. Lastly, I added two coats of Clear Wink of Stella to the wine bottles for added sparkle.
Today's card was inspired by the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches:
I hope today's card inspires YOU to create something beautiful!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!
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Hello and happy Fab Friday my friends! TGIF!
Thanks to a rather busy June and July, some hectic work scheduling and that hiking conference I'd like to forget about in August, I haven't been able to participate in card challenges for most of the summer. While it has been a pleasant break, I truly have missed the inspiration and I'm hoping to start participating regularly again starting with today's card for theFab Friday sketch.
This wine themed card features a new stamp set called Half Full (available in the 2017 Holiday Occasions Catalog starting September 1). Since I hoarded copious amounts of retired Blackberry Bliss cardstock two years ago, I thought it would be a perfect compliment for this new stamp set. In fact, since it's officially retired from Stampin' UP! now, I'm giving it a new name. . . meet Midnight Merlot! Perfect.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Blackberry Bliss/newly named Midnight Merlot cardstock. *Suggestion: Try using Rich Razzleberry as a similar deep purple hue. The first matted layer was a piece of random scrap paper from my "purple" basket. This paper measures 5 1/4" x 4 1/8". Using the Scalloped Stitched Rectangles from Gina Marie Designs, I cut a rectangle from Crumb Cake cardstock. Using the Stitched Rectangle dies also from Gina Marie Designs, I cut and adhered a nesting rectangle from Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the two wine glasses in Blackberry Bliss/Midnight Merlot ink on Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut them adhering them onto the white rectangle with Stampin' Dimensionals. I heat embossed the wine bottle in Stampin' White Emboss Powder and fussy cut it out. I heat embossed the sentiment on another random strip of purple scrap paper and lastly added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels for added fizz or sparkle.
I used Crystal Effects (retired) to get a glossy wet look on the wine glasses:
Here is the sketch from Fab Friday that inspired my card:
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