Half Full Glasses of Red Friendship Card

by Joanne James18. September 2017 20:20

Happy Monday everyone! I've had a busy start to my week with some batch cooking but also managed some much-needed time in my craft room. I managed a few productive hours so I've lots to share with you this week! Today I'm sharing a quick card that I might just manage to squeeze in for this week's challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches


I've not managed to play along with these ladies for a few weeks and this sketch almost had me foxed, when I had a flash of inspiration this afternoon and came up with this fun - and quick! - one-layer card:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

A Glass of Red (or 7!) - I decided to ink up my 'Half Full' stamp set for today's card. I loved this stamp set the moment I saw it and knew I would use it not only for Christmas cards but, as a wine drinker who enjoys a glass of red now and then, on lots of other occasions too. These stamps also make for easy tags to pretty up a bottle of wine for a party hostess - but more on that another day. 

A Touch Of Shine - To add a little shine to my wine glasses, I painted them with my fine tip glue pen so that they took on the appearance of glass. It's quite difficult to see on the photograph, but adds a lot to the finish in real life.

Can You See It? - Some may say I was a little loose in my interpretation of this week's sketch, but I can assure you it's there: three elements, getting wider as they extend down the card, with images above and below the central sentiment. I did exercise a little creative licence with the positioning of the first, larger glass, however I think it works well this way. What do you think - should sketches be interpreted literally or do they allow for a modicum of creative interpretation? Do leave me a comment below - I'd love to hear your thoughts. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

That's me done for today; I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

Peggy Mitchell
Peggy MitchellUnited States
9/18/2017 9:46:53 PM #

Nice card. I mistook the first (offset) image for the card and thought, "How clever!" Papercrafting is supposed to be a creative release. If one is expected to strictly follow a literal interpretation, that, to me, seems to be stifling one's creativity. So yes, I favor the loose interpretation . Thank you for sharing your projects, tips, and tutorials.


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
9/19/2017 5:44:52 PM #

I'm glad you agree Peggy - I think it's nice to play around with things once in a while. Thank you for your kind words about my projects, tips and tutorials - it's always nice to know that someone is reading, enjoying and maybe even learning a little along the way.


Emily E
Emily EAustralia
9/19/2017 12:15:06 AM #

Such a clever use of the sketch and I really love the detail on the wine glasses with the glue to look like glass. I'm so glad you got time to play along with us this week at CC&S!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
9/19/2017 5:45:38 PM #

Thanks Emily - love your challenge, sometimes time gets the better of me though so it's nice to be able to play along when I can!


karen h
karen hUnited States
9/19/2017 1:41:20 AM #

Wonderful card! Love your take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
9/19/2017 5:46:09 PM #

Thanks Karen - glad you like it!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
9/19/2017 11:35:15 PM #

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card!  Red wine and friends is the best way to spend time!  Wish I could share a glass with you, My Friend!  XX


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