The Bubble Over stamp set, available from the 3rd January in my online store, makes a lovely understated congratulations card.
I wanted the main element on the front of the card to look like a bottle of Champagne. I tried stamping the ‘largest bottle’ image in Chocolate Chip ink onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, I liked it but the colour just wasn’t right. For the second attempt I tried Old Olive ink but it was much too light so I stamped the bottle again using Always Artichoke ink which was perfect. I die cut the stamped bottle using the co-ordinating Bottles and Bubbles Framelit dies and my Big Shot. I also die cut one of the label pieces from a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the ‘small heart’ image onto the label in Real Red ink and added it to the front of the die cut bottle using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.
I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock using my Paper Trimmer to 5” by 3½”, placed my die cut bottle roughly in position then stamped the heart image using 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th generation Real Red ink to look as if the hearts were bubbling out of the bottle. Leaving the bottle roughly in position I inked up the sentiment from the Balloon Celebrations stamp set in Always Artichoke ink and stamped it to the side of the bottle. The bottle was then added to the panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I added apiece of the gorgeous ⅛” Real Red Ribbon from the Autumn/Winter catalogue along the bottom of the panel and tied a small bow. I love this ribbon and will really miss it when it retires next week. To finish the panel off I rounded the upper right corner with my retired Project Life Corner Rounder.
I cut a piece of Real Red cardstock 4⅛” by 3⅝” and added it to the front of a Crumb Cake card base and added the decorated panel using Tombow Liquid Adhesive for both pieces. To add some sparkle I used 3 of the hearts from the Silver Metallic Enamel Shapes.
I plan to give this card to the son of a friend and his new fiancée, hope they like it.
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Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.
Bubble Over & Balloon Celebration
Bottles & Bubbles framelits
Crumb Cake, Real Red & Whisper White
Always Artichoke & Real Red
Big Shot, Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Paper Piercer, Bone folder, Corner Rounder (retired) and Scissors
A, H & H
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Silver Metallic Enamel Shapes, ⅛” Real Red Ribbon, Grid Paper, Whisper White Envelopes