Hey everyone, happy Thursday!! I hope your week is going well. Were you able to join me for today’s Facebook Live? If not, you can watch the replay here on my YouTube channel. While you are there, please be sure to like and share my video and if you aren’t a subscriber yet, I would love it if you joined. Today’s project is showcasing the new Whiskey Business stamp set and some of the Designer Series Paper that is on sale, the In Good Taste pack. LOVE that paper with all of the wood grain patterns!!
Here are the measurements for the card:
- Card base in Early Espresso cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Gray Granite cardstock cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″
- In Good Taste DSP cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″ and one at 2″ x 3 3/4″
- Whisper White cardstock cut at 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and 3 3/4″ x 5″ for the inside
Now, I have to tell you, when I started creating this card, I was having a hard time coloring the whiskey in the stamped images. I couldn’t quite get the blend right, so I did what every crafter does – go to Pinterest! I found a card from fellow demonstrator, Jackie Bolhuis, and she even had a video that I watched. (When I was finished creating my card, I went back to my computer to close it down and realized that I had even used the same papers she did for her card. Casing at it’s finest!!) I loved her technique and decided to try my hand at it. I was very happy with the results! I started by stamping my bottle and glass in Gray Granite ink and then colored the whiskey using my Mango Melody and Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends markers. She also used the Bronze marker, but I didn’t like how dark it made everything, so I chose not to use that one. Once I had the color of the whiskey just the way I wanted it, I cut both images out with my snips. I wanted to make the images look more like glass, so I pressed each of the images in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. While it was still hot, I added more embossing powder and heated it again. I only did this twice, but I think you could do it one or two more times to get a better effect, which is what I did in today’s video. After I got the effect I wanted, I set the images aside and created the rest of the card. I glued the larger DSP layer to the Gray Granite, and then added the second layer of DSP to the bottom of the first. The two patterns give the look of a table top or counter top next to a backsplash. I stamped my sentiment on a scrap strip of Whisper White and flagged the ends with the new Banners Pick a Punch and then attached it to the bottom of the card with dimensionals. I then attached the bottle and the glass images with more dimensionals. I added some of the Holiday Rhinestones for the perfect accent of bling.
Here’s a look more to the side to give you a better view of the “glass”.
I think it turned out pretty good, what do you think? For the inside, I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso and the glass in Gray Granite ink, stamped off.
And don’t forget the envelope! The wood grain is perfect for the envelope flap!
So there you go. When I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to have it. My parents loved to have their evening drink, Jack Daniels and 7Up, tall with a twist of lemon and this set reminded me of them. The only thing missing from this stamp set is the tall glass. I know I will be scrapping some pictures of them using this stamp set! And since this paper is on sale right now, it’s the best time to add some more to my stash! If you would like to order any of the items I have used today, you can head to my online store here. When you shop and use Host Code A2V2RE3N and place a $50.00 order or more, I will send you a free card class. Sine we are having our stamp club this weekend creating 6 full cards with envelopes, I will add you to the list and send you out the project packets and email you the tutorial to create the card. Now that’s what I call happy mail!!
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great rest of your week. Smile, it’s almost the weekend!