The background on this card started out a few weeks ago when I die cut the background piece using a new unbranded die. It sat in a basket for a while as I didn’t have any ideas on how to use it initially. Then I wondered if I could use it as an ocean themed background so I inked it with some blues and added the green marbled pp behind it. Once again it sat in the basket while I worked on other things. The two challenges I’m linking it to called for blue and green in one and just blue for the other. I decided to see if I could make the card work for both and instead of doing an ocean theme the die cut dots made me think of bubbly and I reached for a Joy Clair drink stamp set. No champagne glasses but a martini seemed a good substitute and this card is the result. I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the elements and added green olives to the bottom of the glasses. I cut a tiny slit in the top part of the glass edge and added the slice of lemon, then I went over the whole glass with Nuvo Crystal glaze to make it look more like glass. to ground the glasses I added a small piece of blue CS underneath the stems and using a leftover blue die cut circle I stamped the words in dark blue. I’m not sure I like the background, although it isn’t terrible, and believe it would be better as part of an ocean related theme. Have a great day and thanks for looking.