Wednesday, 25 April 2018

…I think that perhaps it’s the gin

Sharing a card for an adult birthday featuring one of Tim’s new stamps from the Cocktails Blueprint set.

Used the current sketch at Feeling Sketchy for my layout, using the martini stamp for the main element.  As this card is going out to a guy I went with the martini, most manly of the drinks in the Cocktails set, thinking maybe I really need to get the beer and wine set too ~ does the crafty wish list ever get any shorter?!  I also limited the embellies to the celebrate chippie from Make it Crafty, all time fav chippies, and a few enamel dots.

Having kept this card CAS means I can link it up at Papercraft Challenges.  It also means it is flat (the Make it Crafty chippies ship regular post, another bonus) and easily goes in a regular envelope so I’m also good for the birthday party over at Cards in Envy.

And because CAS doesn’t have a ‘b’ for boring in it I’ve gone a bit fancy with my stamping and colouring of the martini.  I didn’t stamp on the card base but rather on vellum, which also helps the glass to look well, more glasslike.  Also stamped in embossing ink and used white embossing powder for a different look and apart from a bit of fussy cutting this was uber quick as hardly any colouring in a regular martini.

Chalks & Powders etc
Ranger Embossing Powder ~ Clear Super Fine Detail
WOW! Embossing Powder ~ Opaque Bright White Super Fine
Make it Crafty Chipboard Single Layered Words ~ 3'' Celebrate
Stampin’ Up! Enamel Dots ~ Halloween Night
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons ~ Crushed Olive & Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Embossing
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ Blackberry Swirl & Forest
Bazzill Vellum ~ White
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection ~ CMS335 Cocktails Blueprint

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Crafty list shrink? Nope! Love this CAS design, especially in that striking black.

  2. Super cute adult birthday! Love the martini! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

  3. Great martini card! I love your interpretation of our sketch! Thanks for sharing your work with Feeling Sketchy. I hope you'll be inspired by our next sketch too!
    Maja DT at Feeling Sketchy You can visit my blog: Rilcek in Kljuncek

  4. Beautiful card you made. I like the way have you used our sketch :-))
    Thanks for playing with us at Feeling Sketchy.

  5. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Feeling Sketchy. Hope to see you again next time.

  6. Great card. Nice with the black cardstock.
    Thanks for joining us at Papercraft Challenges.
    Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

  7. Totally adorable!
    Thanks for playing along with us at the Papercraft Challenge!
    xx Nela


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