Jun 14 2011

Summer Splash Lemonade Glass

This was one of the cards that my Technique Class did last week!  I have been wanting to make the lemonade glass for a card for a LONG time and always thought it was complicated…silly me…so easy!  And…since Tart & Tangy is on the RETIRED LIST, I knew I had to show it soon!  If you don't have that set…it really is one of those "classic" go to sets!  Get it soon…will be gone by the end of the month!  My class LOVED it!  We talked about how to make it "flatter" so it fits in the mail, too!



I decided to make my glass card on vacation at the beach!  I started with a base of Rose Red and layered on Baja Breeze cardstock.  I sponged the top of the Whisper White with Baja Breeze Classic Ink to resemble clouds.  I added a darker line of ink along the sand line for the ocean.  The ground I used Sahara Sand cardstock and the fish bubble stamp from Summer Splash with Sahara Sand ink and randomly stamped it many times to make sand.  I sponged the torn edge with more Sahara Sand ink.  The bucket and shovel from Summer Splash were stamped with Night of Navy on Whisper White and cut out.  I stamped Thinking of You from Curly Cute stamp set in Night of Navy along the side.

The Vellum cup I cut 3 1/4 x 3 1/4, trimmed the sides on a diagonal and added Sticky Strip.  I colored the cardstock vellum with Rose Red ink at the bottom and Daffodil Delight ink along the upper portion…make sure to leave some of the clear vellum at the top so it does look like liquid in the glass.  I used Sticky Strip across the lip of the glass and added Chunky White Glitter (also retiring!) for the sugared rim.  I stamped the lemon from Tart & Tangy in Daffodil Delight on Whisper White and cut it out, then added it to the lip of the glass with a Stampin' Dimensional.  Finally, I cut a straw in half and secured it to the card with Mini Glue Dots.


I love how it turned out and really makes me WISH I were at the beach and could send this to someone!  lol!


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Jul 07 2009

Margarita Party anyone?


I participated in a Summer Invitation swap and this was the card that I made for the swap!  Can you tell how I made it?  Yes!  From the Pennant XL die!  I ran the folded Whisper White cardstock on the small pennant thru the Big Shot and then cut along the folded edge so I got two pieces.  I stamped one side with the fruit slice from Tart & Tangy so it looked like lemons in Yo Yo Yellow and the other side for limes with Gable Green!  I adhered just the side tabs and bottom edges of the pennant in a criss cross pattern to Gable Green cardstock to form a pocket for the invitation.

The margarita is from Cheers to You and I colored it with Stampin’ Up! markers.  I added some liquid glue and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter for a "salted" rim and punched with the 1 3/8 circle punch.  Then I added a Scallop Circle punched from Gable Green cardstock.

Inside I stamped Your Invited from Sincere Salutations on Whisper White and the Lime with Gable Green over on the bottom right.  I adhered it to a Yo Yo Yellow layer of cardstock.  I stamped the Lemon on Whisper White and punched with the 1 3/8 circle punch, cut a slit and adhered it to the top, so it could be used as a pull out tab. 

I think this would make a pretty cute party invitation!  Margaritas anyone???