Scrap'N Stamp- Shaken not Stirred

These cards came about as I was asked to do some custom cards for a local shop called the Blending Bar, so I was tasked to create cards playing on their name and logo and they style of their shop. Its an honor to be given this project and challenge. 

I have created several designs for them and this is one of my favorites that really played well with the Punny theme we had going on over on the Scrap’n Stamp Challenge page. 

To start of these cards, I pulled out my Gansi Tambi Water colour paints, as well as some distress oxieds, water colour paper and a big paint brush.  I really had no clue what I was doing till I actually had a panel I liked.

I did a couple of different things for these backgrounds.

  I started by adding water to my paper really soaking it and then slapping on some of the greens and yellow paint from the set with no rhyme or reason just adding the colour and seeing how it moved. I wanted it to be reminiscent of the out side and inside of a lime. 

 Once the panels were dry I went in with the distress ink, some plastic packaging and some water, to do the smooshing technique  and smoosh more colour on to the panels. I really wanted an intense colour that I wasn't getting with just the paint. 

Once I had the panels the way I liked it and they were dry I ran them through my die cutting machine using the My Favorite things Stitched squares. I then went over the die cut panels using Nuvo Glimmer paste and a stencil from The Crafters Workshop. This citrus stencil was perfect for the blending bar. 

Its very hard to see in this picture but in person the shimmer coming off is very pretty, subtle and just right. 

 (Sorry for the poor picture I tried really hard to capture the glitter but it just didn't come out well)

Whats your favorite form of glitter, loose glitter, glitter pens, glitter paste? 

I set all the panels to dry and moved on to the stamping of the Martini glasses, shakers and sentiments. I swore I was going to take a little break from heat embossing just because of the fumes and such but that didn't last long. I stamped the images with versa mark and heat embossed using fine detailed gold for the glasses and shaker, and detailed fine white for the sentiment.  

Once everything was embossed and cooled I finished off all the die cutting, using the coordinating die and sentiment banner die from both My Favorite things. 

I think that I am a little obsessed with all thing MFT, if you haven't noticed haha.

 Do you have any favorite Companies that you use most or hoard?  

I cut and scored some heavy weight cardstock to create a  4x4 card base. I then cut down some Sour blueberry Bazzill cardstock to 3 7/8 x 3 7/8  which makes the green pop a lot. I adhered the blue flat to the base of the card, then popped up the main panel with foam tape. I decided to also pop up the martini glass and shaker. I also popped up the sentiment but used two layers of foam tape to really stand out and ground the images.

 For finishing touches I added some gold sequins and some clear sparkly sequins from my stash. 

I actually have four more of these cards coming with a little change, I added a layer of gold glitter cardstock and made the green panel slightly smaller then the original. (totally unintentional) Will share those cards on Instagram and facebook when they are all put together. 

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and I hope I inspired you to create if not create then at least have a delicious cocktail before the weekends end.













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