Cocktails Anyone?

Color Hues #43 Blue and Green & Make the Cards Challenge #57

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.

8 thoughts on “Cocktails Anyone?

    1. Thanks for the idea Judy. I never thought about cocktails underwater and may actually do something like this on a future card. Happy you like this.


  1. Fun card and background. The martini glasses with the olive and lemon wedge add so much interest to the focal image.


  2. Thanks Gayle. I’ve been busy creating a fairy garden for the wilder section of our yard and am making a few items to fill it. Kind of fun getting stuff from my own woods to use. Card making on the back burner a bit right now, but am gelling a couple of ideas in my head.


  3. How fun is this card and creative! Love the dotted background and the cocktails of course! I will have everyone’s olives please! Thanks for being with us at Color Hues.

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