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.

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

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  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.

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  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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  4. Those martinis look amazing, and love the background with the shades of blue! Thank you for joining us at Make the Cards Challenge!

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