Hi there, stamping friend! We’re back to Monday again – does the title ‘More Wine, Please!’ sound like your Monday? 🙂
I actually had a good weekend; I celebrated my birthday with family and friends, which is the best way to celebrate, I think! And, I’m stretching the celebrating through this weekend too, as I friend & I have plans for dinner and a concert. Who says birthdays have to be limited to one day? Like my friend Buffy says – celebrate all month! 🙂
Today I’m sharing another card from my Holiday Catalogue Celebration samples. It’s made using the Half Full stamp set, which of course ties in with the title of this post (see what I did there?).
MORE WINE, PLEASE!
Yes, a birthday celebration (in my world) does include the drinking of wine 😉 And like the sentiment says – I prefer white, but if it runs out….. Well, actually I don’t drink red wine anymore! (don’t ask!)
I love the fun sentiments and images in this stamp set – so I decided to show off a bunch of them! I used the same layout for this card as I have for a couple of others; you can see one of them in THIS POST.
The measurements for the Whisper White cardstock panels are: 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″; 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″; 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″; and 1 1/4″ x 2 1/4″. The card base is Fresh Fig cardstock; 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored and folded and 4 1/4″. I added a front panel of Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper of 4″ x 5 1/4″, under the white panels.
I heat embossed each of the images and sentiments. I was able to do that by first inking the stamp in Versamark ink, then immediately inking in the coloured ink (Lemon Lime Twist for 1 sentiment, and the bottle; Fresh Fig for the 2nd sentiment and tag). After stamping, I then covered the ink with Clear Embossing Powder, and set it with the Heat Tool.
To colour the bottle, I used a Blender Pen with some ink from the lid of the So Saffron ink pad – that’s my ‘white’ wine! The grapes are coloured with the Blender Pen and ink from the lid of the Fresh Fig ink pad. To get ink onto the lid, you can either gently squeeze the lid to the ink pad, while the pad is closed, or you can place a drop or two of ink refill into the lid.
PUTTING IT TOGETHER
Once all of your panels are stamped, embossed and coloured, putting it together is easy! All you need is a steady hand, and a good eye for lining up the panels 🙂 I placed Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of each stamped panel, then placed them onto the Merry Music DSP panel.
There seemed to be something missing, but a bow didn’t seem right. Aha – there is a cute little holly image in this set! I stamped that, and added it to the front. Done!
I also used this stamp set on the current Paper Craft Crew challenge – you can see that card in THIS POST, for more ideas!
ORDER YOUR SET TODAY!
Love wine, or have some friends who do? This is the perfect set, for year-round use! Order your set by clicking on the image below to order it, and the other supplies used to make this card. Cheers! 🙂