Sunday, 27 September 2015

Who's Thirsty?

I've got 3 cards with a drink theme for you today - all were lots of fun to make and the theme is very handy for birthdays for guys or gals!

This first one was pretty hard to photograph as I die cut my margarita glass from acetate and vellum which are never camera friendly but I hope you can see the idea.  The glass top is frosted with glitter for the authentic salt rim.  Some distress ink "smooching" and splattering created the background and the sentiments are from Avery Elle's Happy Hour stamp set which is designed to work with the glasses.  A slice of lemon (card and vellum) and a few sequins finish the look.

I kept the same background idea here but this one is more kid friendly with a bottle of exploding limeade - this time the bottle was die cut from white card and coloured with distress inks before adding the straw and layering a vellum diecut over the top. I added a black bottle shadow diecut behind to make it "pop".  The sentiment is from the complimentary Soda Pop stamp set.   Finished again with some sequins, this time in clear.

Finally I couldn't resist the traditional coke bottle shape that also comes in the die set and fancied making something really fun so I die cut a few bottle tops from the complimentary die.  The coke bottle is coloured with distress markers (gathered twig) and then shaped and glued with gel for a curved 3D look.  I mounted it on a semi-circle of bokeh paper from Lawn Fawn (currently out of stock but I am waiting on a re-order to ship so it will be back soon).  The semi-circular shape is emphasised with some silver twine connecting all the bottle-tops together.  The sentiment is heat embossed on black card and cut out by hand to fit the shape.  The base card has embossed detail courtesy of a stitched rectangle die but just using 3 sides of it and allowing it to hang over the folded edge of the card.   You could use any rectangle here - we have lots of options in store.

  • We have a delivery from Lil' Inker Designs coming next week which has their latest release, restocks AND their upcoming release which we will have ready for release day on the 8th October.  This has some stunning Christmas goodies in it!
  • We have a huge restock order in with Lawn Fawn we are waiting on them to ship.  When they have big releases they often sell out so it can take 2 or 3 weeks for them to turn around orders and I don't know until I get it what is and isn't available.   Hopefully we will get all we wanted and soon!
  • I've been waiting over 5 weeks for Neat and Tangled to get some items back in stock so again am waiting on my order with them to ship still.  Fingers crossed that will be soon too.
There are lots of big releases coming in October:
  • Wplus9 on 5th October - if you're on Periscope then you may have seen Dawn showing some sneaks of those and water colouring one of the Christmas sets.   We're on Periscope too now and plan to show you the new releases there in a little more detail as they arrive.
  • Lil' Inker Designs on 8th October
  • Mama Elephant's 3rd Birthday release on 15th October
  • My Favorite Things will have a release the first week of October too
  • Paper Smooches have a release of 3 stamps and 9 dies coming up as well!

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