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!
Here's a video so you can see what I mean! You'll also get a better sense of the golden finish!
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!