Sunday, April 9, 2017

Thanks a (mer)lot!

Today's card was made as a thank you that I gave to good neighbors who reward snowblowing their driveway out with delicious wine they make themselves in their winecellar...we always tell them that it's not necessary -but they insist! So this year, I insisted on giving them a "thank you" card for their "thank you" gift, lol. I used my interpretation of the inspiration photo @ Just Add Ink, added a bow for the Shopping Our Stash: "Tie One On" challenge and will apply it for the "Just For Fun" challenge on our new Mix It Up Technique Challenge Blog ( I am still over the moon excited about having been invited to be a "Mixed Up Girl" DT member here!!!)  using paper piecing and liquid glass techniques + using patterned paper for Craftyhazelnut's Challenge + "Anything Goes" @ PDF Linky Party.



For this card, I dug out a large wooden stamp called "Red Wine Cellar" from Stamps Happen Inc. that I bought somewhere many years ago, but find I hardly use because of it's size -it pretty much covers the front of an entire A2 sized card. I really love the way it looks on a card and on a shelf too, lol...it's so pretty with the colored label! The Old World paper fit the vintage vibe I was going for, so I reached for it again once more and chose a muted green this time. The card base is an ivory side fold trimmed just slightly bigger than an A2 so that I could layer for a small border.


I knew I wanted to paper piece and keep the colors on the muted side, so I stamped in grey instead of black ink and decided to color with watercolor pencils, a blender pen and Wink of Stella pens (gold and silver).


I stamped twice...once directly on the green patterned paper for the background and once on ivory cardstock. I also stamped the retired TAC "thanks for everything" in black directly on the background to the right of the wine glass.  Before I colored, I fussy cut the ivory wine bottle and glass in one large piece as you can see pictured below.


Popping the large focal piece up with foam dots gave a nice bit of dimension to the front of the card and set it apart from the background perfectly.


After adding a large ribbon bow to the left side spine of the card, I covered the green wine bottle with the Gold Wink of Stella glimmer pen, the grey foil wrapper with the Silver Wink of Stella and the Wine glass with the Crystal Lacquer to get the look of glassware. I just love the additional feeling of depth it accomplished. And my neighbor friend loved it so much that she texted me right after opening her mailbox that day to say "thanks" for the thank you's thank you...LOL!



23 comments:

  1. Very artistic and beautiful! Thanks for sharing at PDE Linky Party.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gosh I just love your color palette on this card! Stunning! Thanks for playing with MIUCB for our pre-challenge warm up!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lovely use of the inspiration Kathy. Your images a great, so versatile. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beautiful! That stamp itself is beautiful, but you're assemblage is admirable... that last picture shoeing the dimension is just fab. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash! Cheers!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Shoeing=showing🤔

      Delete
    2. thank you! I love making good use of things that have been in my stash for such a long time! :)

      Delete
  5. Just beautiful! Start a wine lover's blog and I will join in on the fun!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks -lol...I just might have to do that ;)

      Delete
  6. WOW! Kathy this is awesome. Love all the detail and how you showed step by step along the way. The shine on the bottle is amazing. What a fabulous Thank You card. So glad you are a Mix It Up Girl. Ina.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks so much, Ina! Looking forward to being on the DT together :)

      Delete
  7. WOW, fabulous card! Thank you for joining us at our 'Just For Fun Challenge' at Mix It Up Challenge Blog. We hope to see you again.
    ~DT Sherry x

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a great and perfectly appropriate card, Kathy! Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh, wow! What a fabulous card - all the layers and colouring are just perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love the card and love the run through of it's creation, it's always nice to see how projects are made. Thank you for sharing with us at CHNPPC.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks so much for sharing and promoting our challenge, Kathy! Gorgeous project! ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks -can't wait to get things kicked off over at MIUCB this coming week! :)

      Delete