Today's Plan: Consume Cocktails

by Joanne James30. July 2020 11:00

Today I'm just squeaking in my card for the current Fab Friday challenge, helped along by the sketch at Hand Stamped Sentiments:


I love these bold, bright colours, but they did cause me to procrastinate over how to use them to best effect! There are some lovely cards in the gallery that use them as accents against a primarily white background, which looks great. In the end I decided to go full-on colour and even add a little sparkle  - take a look:


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

Anyone For Cocktails? - I decided to make another card using the 'Nothing's Better Than' stamp set and co-ordinating dies and featuring a colourful cocktail. These tropical colours reminded me of those fabulous rainbow-ombre type cocktails that you get that have red in the bottom, rising through orange to yellow and I wanted to recreate that on my card. It's really easy to do: just ink your stamp in yellow, then with a sponge dauber add orange and then lastly red to the bottom of the stamp respectively before stamping to achieve an easy ombre effect.

Ombre Sparkle - I cut into my Rainbow Glimmer Paper to create a fun, sparkly orange/yellow ombre diecut to mimic the colours and effect of my cocktail. I also added some clear WInk of Stella to my cocktail glass too for a little added shimmer - check it out here:


Stitched Rectangles Windows - Instead of adding mats to the top of my card as per the HSS sketch, I decided to get creative with my Rectangle Stitched Dies and create a custom aperture in my Bermuda Bay card base, then added some in-colour DSP in Bermuda Bay featuring the circle design, to echo my feature circle, behind.

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. 

I was supposed to post this card yesterday but my day just seemed to run away with me - do you ever have days like that? I've just finished a fun online demonstration session this morning so wanted to squeeze this in before cracking on with the rest of today's activities, which unfortunately do not include consuming cocktails!! Ah well, never mind. Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (5) -

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
7/30/2020 1:40:57 PM #

so glad you squeaked in with this card!  I love the ombre effect on the drink and with the rainbow shimmer paper!  I might have to get brave and cut into mine soon!  The cut out windows for the DSP is a fun take as well!  Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!


7/30/2020 2:15:34 PM #

This looks AWESOME with the glimmer paper and that fun cocktail!  I might even taking up drinking after seeing this, LOL!  I am still on the fence about purchasing this bundle, but you might push me over!


Heather H
Heather HUnited States
7/30/2020 6:21:54 PM #

So FUN, Joanne!  Love this bright splash of color - so brave to start up with the rainbow glimmer, too - I haven't yet taken the plunge, lol.  So pretty here!  I need a cocktail now!  Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
7/30/2020 10:57:08 PM #

Great! I still haven't got any of that glimmer rainbow paper and it's you that's making me want it! We might have used the same set but such different cards! Love the ombre drinks - I should have done that, since I had an ombre die cut! Drat! The bright colours really make your card a lot of fun - a perfect antidote to tough adulting!


RobbieUnited States
8/3/2020 8:16:48 PM #

Cute card.  Love the die cut windows with the dsp in the opening.  Very eye catching.  Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.



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