Sunday, June 16, 2019

Mixed Drinks Throwback for PP446

Hello there and Happy Sunday! This week at The Paper Players the fabulous Claire is our hostess with a Clean-and-Simple Theme Challenge: Summer Beverages

What is your favorite drink to cool off on a hot summer day? My go-to is usually a big ol’ glass of iced tea (unsweetened, please) with lime or some cold brew from Starbucks. Yum! But when the occasion calls for it, a fruity, frozen concoction with a tiny umbrella will beat the heat, as well.  
For my card, I reached in to the “stamp archives” to retrieve a retired stamp set: Mixed Drinks. There are some stamp sets that I’ll never get rid of, even if they have been retired from the Stampin’ Up!® catalog and this is one of them. As soon as I saw this theme challenge from Claire, this was the set that immediately came to mind. I knew it was time to dust it off and ink it up. 
This stamp set has both the outline of the glass and then a solid image to stamp inside the glass to “fill it up.” Because this stamp set is Photopolymer, it makes it super easy to see the part of the stamp you are inking up. I started by inking up the entire image in Daffodil Delight ink and stamping inside the glass. Next, I ned up the image in Grapefruit Grove Ink but only inked up the image about two thirds of the way (no ink on the top third). The last step was to add Melon Mambo ink (Lovely Lipstick was a bit too dark) but only on the bottom third of the stamp. 

Once the images were filled up, it was time to dress them up. It was after I stamped the little lemon garnish, I remembered that the new Dinoroar Designer Series Paper has a pattern that would work perfectly. It looks like a bunch of tiny fruit slices doesn’t it? 
I also added some liquid crystal glaze sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the glasses for a little more detail. It takes a some time to dry, but was worth the wait. 

The tiny flower is from the Lovely Flowers Dies. I had to keep reminding myself that it was Clean-and-Simple (CAS) Week and to NOT go overboard…so I just added one rhinestone. Ha! I did use the Subtle Embossing Folder on the Whisper White background layer to still keep it clean but with a tiny pop of texture. 

Card Measurements: 

  • Lovely Lipstick Card Base - 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (embossed with Subtle Embossing Folder) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Dinoroar Designer Series Paper - 1-1/4” x 4” 
  • Mango Melody Cardstock (stamped and punched with Banner Triple Punch) - 5/8” x 2-1/2” 
  • Scrap of Whisper White for die cut square from Stitched Shapes Dies
  • Whisper White (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Dinoroar Designer Series Paper (inside card) - 5/8” x 5-1/4” 

Finally, here is a peek inside the card, using some of the little stamped images from the Mixed Drinks stamp set. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share a project using this beautiful color combo. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday June 21st, 2019. 

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team

With the exception of the stamp set which is retired, all of the products I used are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

This month’s Host Code is: 947N4XJD. If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using this host code, you will receive a gift from me. If your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping), do NOT use the host code. You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a gift from me. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a HAPPY day! 
-Anne Marie

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  1. What a fun cards Anne Marie and cute too!

  2. Oh, Anne Marie, I LOVE this card! Your DSP is perfect, but that shiny drink steals the show! I wish I had one right now! The little umbrella, flower and lemon are perfect to accent your beverages. THANK YOU for making my challenge shine! Have a wonderful week, My Friend! XX

  3. This is so cute! I love how you added shine to the beverages...such a fun idea!!

  4. Your CAS cocktails are very inviting Anne Marie and provide the perfect pop of colour against all of the white. Love the DSP too - perfect!

  5. Oh my gosh, Anne Marie! I love the Crystal Effects over the drinks. What a great idea! They look cold and slushy...perfect for a hot summer day!

  6. Adorable the layers of the drink. We just got back from Sanibel Island and one of my fav drinks at a place we eat there is called the Sanibel Sunset and is layered the same and same colors! You nailed it!


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Anne Marie