I've just returned from a week in sunny Cairns where we attended the wedding of a lovely young couple. The groom is the son of the Best Man from our wedding many moons ago. It was our first visit to Cairns and the weather was warm after our ongoing winter in Melbourne. I was worried that it would be very humid, but was pleasantly surprised. All in all, it was a lovely week away leaving out the forgettable trip home when planes, trains and automobiles conspired against us!
Now onto the card that I made for the happy couple. I decided on the new Sip Sip Hooray Bundle paired with the Cheers to That Bundle. I've never been taken by 'drinks' sets before, but I really think these two bundles provide lots of options for celebratory occasions. I thought the champagne glasses were most appropriate for the occasion and I have added interest by turning them into a shaker element.
I started with a piece of thick Whisper White card stock and used the 'bubbles' from the Sip & Celebrate Dies at the top. In hindsight, I should have moved it down a tiny bit so that the bubbles weren't so close to the top edge where I needed to put the 1/8" foam strip. Something to remember for next time. I used the champagne glass die from the same set to cut the apertures for my shaker element. At the top, I have the 'cheers' from the Cheers Dies cut from Silver Glimmer.
There are a couple of different ways to do the shaker element. I heat embossed the champagne glass image in silver onto narrow strips of whisper white and then placed the 1/8" foam strip around the embossed image, leaving a little more space from the edge of the image than I usually would, as I wanted to make sure the stems of the glasses were wide enough for the sequins to move freely. I added the Woven Threads Sequin Assortment into the centre of the glass and placed a piece of Window sheet over the top. By doing the shaker elements separately this way, I was able to position them perfectly under each champage glass aperture. Next time I would probably just go with the die cut shape and do the shaker element in the normal way. Foam strips were added to all sides of the finished panel before adhering to the Silver Foil that covered my Whisper White card base.
The greeting is from the Cheers to That stamp set and I've heat embossed it in silver and added a narrow border of Silver Glimmer. A bow of silver/white Baker's Twine finishes it off.
For the inside, I have a Silver Foil mat for my writing panel. The greeting from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set was heat embossed in silver in the centre and a narrow strip of Silver Glimmer added at the base. To finish I have 3 sequins to add a touch of colour.
|Stamps||Sip Sip Hooray, Cheers to That, Dandelion Wishes|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer, Window Sheet|
|Accessories||Woven Threads Sequins Assortment, White/Silver Baker's Twine (retired)|
|Tools||Cheers Dies, Sip & Celebrate Dies, Big Shot, Foam Strips, Silver EP, Heat Gun|
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