This card is one of a set I'm making for some Australian friends! They would meet up on Friday evenings for zoom cocktail meetings during the pandemic. We joined them a few times but unfortunately it was Friday morning here so a little too early for cocktails! But we enjoyed a coffee and their company - especially as everything seemed so uncertain at that time!
So, I thought Christmas cocktail cards would make a change from the snowy themed cards I usually send them - after all it is summer in December down under! This set only arrived a few days ago and I've spent many "Happy Hours" since then preparing these little cocktails. My fingers were a right mess but fortunately distress inks wash off fairly easily!
The "glasses" were cut from scraps of acetate packaging and stacked for stability. I used glossy accents to adhere the stacks and I added a coat to the top as well. This set comes with the most adorable cocktail accessories - citric slice and segment, olive, cherry mint and what cocktail would be complete without a little paper umbrella! Initially I kept the martini simple but it looked too plain so I added a little holly from Tim Holtz Winter Foliage (though it would probably taste awful)!
The "bar" was just a scrap of kraft card stock which I used a deckle edged die to cut the sides and then ran it through the "Lumber" 3-D Texture Fades folder. I then ran come gilding wax over the top.
The first half of the sentiment was computer generated and a stacked "cheers" die cut was added to complete it with the top layer in gold! I wanted to foil the computer generated part but I guess the finish on this paper was too rough and because the sentiment was quite small, the foil was barely discernible. I decided to foil the whole panel (using a cheaper brand of foil) in a last ditch effort to make the sentiment more golden because that had worked on a previous occasion. The whole panel now has lovely gold flecks through it!
Here's the inside! I was going to stamp "from our house to yours" to continue the sentiment but the font was too elegant for such a light-hearted card and then "from our bar to yours" popped into my head so I generated that on the computer instead!
Instead of attaching the glasses to the panel with adhesive, I thought it would be fun to create fridge magnets. I added magnets to the back of the "glasses" and corresponding magnets behind the front panel.
Here's a video so you can see what I mean! You'll also get a better sense of the golden finish!
I'd like to to enter the following challenges
Snippet's Playground Challenge #438
- I collect snippets of acetate from packaging and used these for the "glasses" as well as other snippets (especially that gold, it's too expensive not to save the snippets)
Cheers, thanks for stopping by! I hope you go away with some ideas for creating special Christmas cards for the special people in your life! If you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you and can then return the favour!