I have a super fun card to share today, but first, the backstory:
My husband worked tirelessly throughout last weekend's big storm snow-blowing our driveway and trying not to fall too far behind (we got 34 inches in about as many hours!). In the aftermath, he helped some of the neighbors open their driveways, cleared a path to the mailbox, removed snow from our porch roof, and countless other snow-related things that needed doing. Honestly, if it were up to me, we'd still be snowbound -- sad truth.
My husband also happens to love Mountain Dew.
And I happen to have the perfect products for the perfect thank-you for him: Soda Pop stamps and Soda Pop Bottles and Bottlecaps dies from My Favorite Things. These products, designed by Laina Lamb for MFT, are so unique and fun and playful, especially with all the different soda-related sentiments and puns.
I wanted to capture that wholly unnatural neon yellow-green color of Mountain Dew, which I was able to do with Twisted Citron and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks. I created a fizzy background by sponging on the two inks, then splashing with water and letting the ink move around and blend a little. Last, I added a light mist using Twisted Citron ink.
The sentiment is white embossed, half on black card stock and half on a strip of torn vellum. I sponged ink on the pop bottle die-cuts, then added the label details and die-cut straws. I kept the accents minimal -- just a few wood veneer stars.
My husband loved his card!
And I had so much fun making it that I decided to make a second one in different colors and with a different sentiment:
On this one, I added some Rainstones to get the look of bubbles, and I did the sentiment a tiny bit differently.
Stop back by tomorrow for yet another Soda Pop project!
Until then, I'll leave you with this poem my kids and I used to love reading together:
Pop bottles pop-bottles
In pop shops;
The pop-bottles Pop bottles
Poor Pop drops.
When Pop drops pop-bottles
Pop mops slop!
Stop! Pop'll drop bottle!
Stop, Pop, stop!
When Pop bottles pop-bottles
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