Fashion and wine card: May your glass always be half full

For both my fashion and wine loving friends, I created a quick greeting card using watercolor paper and this fun stamp from Stamping Bella called Uptown Girl, Opal the Optimist.

A fashion and wine greeting card: May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

A fashion and wine greeting card: May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

It’s a top-folding card created from Bazzill Card Shoppe heavy weight card stock. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink on the image and Tim Holtz Distress Ink markers and a water brush to color the image in shades of green and pink.

As a special touch, I used Glossy Accents on the wine bottle and wine glass to make it shine like the real thing. After rounding the corners with my Corner Chomper, I adhered a clear rhinestone in the corner for a little sparkle. Then I attached it with foam tape for some dimension.

What do you think? I love the sentiment: May your glass always be half full. I’m thinking it can be used as an all-occasion card, whether for a birthday or a simple hello.

Thanks for looking!


You Had Me at Merlot Card

I just got a new stamp set from Lil’ Inker Designs called Sugar Kissed Cottage – Snarky Lady 1, and I was inspired to create this card based on the example on their web site :

A cute card for my friend who loves Merlot--and shoes!

A cute card for my friend who loves Merlot–and shoes!

I’m meeting a friend for drinks tonight, and since she is a Merlot lover, I thought this card would be perfect for her. She’s also pretty girly and is always wearing high heels!

I colored the image on watercolor paper with Tim Holtz Distress Markers and a water brush. I didn’t have a matching marker for the greenish blue scarf and stripes, so I tried to create it with a combination of Broken China and Mustard Seed. It’s definitely not an exact match, but I think it’s close enough.

The card base is from Neenah Desert Storm. The patterned papers are from the DCWV All About Girls mat stack. I ran the hot pink layer behind the sentiment between a Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder. I layered the image and sentiment with dimensional adhesive, and used my tape runner for the other papers. The final touch was using my Corner Chomper on the bottom corners and adding a rhinestone in the corner.

I think I like it. Please tell me what you think!

P.S. I’m really impressed with the shipping from Lil’ Inker Designs. I placed the order last weekend and got it in the mail the following Thursday. Plus I got a free stamp set because I entered a code I found on their Facebook page. I am loving their mini pinwheel die!