Monday, 30 June 2014

Drink me!

Hi Everyone

I hope you had a good weekend. I was able to go to the local Sincerely Yours Papercraft show in Portsmouth. The icing on the cake was that I won £50 in vouchers to spend at the show. There were so many lovely  things that it  wasn't hard to do.

Today's card is one of my offerings for the Creative Studios By Sam Poole design team. My day for posting on their site is a Monday.

IMG 7731 f improf 524x533 Drink Me !

This card started life as a  7" x 7" Kraft card blank. I cut a black mat and then a brown mat. I embossed the brown mat with the Hexagon Haven A4 embossing folder by Sue Wilson. Once embossed I inked the brown mat with Black Soot Distress ink to emphasis the pattern. I cut a smaller white mat and I embossed this with the Rope Frame Mask and then inked it with a brown distress ink. I used the Spellbinders  Fleur De Lis Squares die to cut and emboss the blue mat.

The bottle was fun. I used heat resistant acetate for the first time. The stamp I used was the "Ship in a bottle" so I had to work out how to get the bottle without the ship. I stamped the whole stamp onto the sticky part of a post-it-note. Then I cut out the ship making sure it had some of the sticky on it I used jet black Archival ink to stamp the I covered the ship with the post-it-note ship and then stamped onto the acetate.  I heat embossed it with Cosmic Shimmer fine detail embossing powder. This was a bit of an experiment for me so I din't take photos this time when I do this again (which I will) I will take photos. I also stamped the bottle in the same way onto some white card I heat embossed that too.

I cut out the acetate bottle leaving a flap down each side of the main part of the bottle. I added some colour to the white bottle with Promarkers. The I cut some double sided sticky sheet to fit the lower portion of the white bottle and I covered this with small green beads to look like a liquid. I used some very strong tape to attach the flaps of the acetate bottle to the back of the white bottle. To my surprise the bottle has a curve to it.

The sentiment was from the Lovely Labels collection by Sam Poole. The label I cut with a die and I inked round the edge then I wrote on the label just like in Alice in Wonderland. I tied the label to the bottle with string burlap. Everything was stuck together with a very strong glue.

I thought you might like to see the state the dining room gets into when I craft. This is what it looked like when I was making this card. My family is very tolerant.

I also though you might like to see my stash from the craft show in Portsmouth. It was fun and they are coming back in February.

Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave I appreciate each one.

Hugs Jackie

Creative Studios by Sam Poole


  1. Great card, love how you adapted the bottle.

  2. Thanks for all your tips on your technique. Love how you've made this, I may be brave enough to try this one day.

  3. thanks for all the detail, love the card xxx

  4. Looks like you got some great stuff with your prize, love your card - so fun!

  5. well done winning the prize, and you've already done a great card with your winnings

  6. Gorgeous card and well done on winning the prize, looks like you got some lovely goodies to play with

    Lorna x

  7. Fantastic card and I love the use of acetate to make a bottle - thank you for sharing how you did this one. Congratulations on your win as well - the stash you bought looks huge x

  8. Hi Jackie, I love your bottle! The way it curves is just brilliant and that was a great idea to use ds sticky sheet to stick the seed beads onto. Great card, maddy x

  9. fabulous card and love the bottle-congrats on your win
    carol x


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