Friday, January 29, 2016

May Your Day Bubble Over With Fun

As promised, another Soda Pop card to share today. I can almost taste the fizzy, sweet, fruity soda!

The Soda Pop stamp set and companion die sets, Soda Pop Bottles and Bottlecaps are part of Laina Lamb's product line at My Favorite Things.  

My rainbow of sodas was inspired by so many others: Laurie Willison, Yoonsun Hur, Donna Mikasa, Mayuri, and this super yummy ice cream soda bar by Eat Drink Chic. 

I tied the die-cut drinking straws onto the bottles, as you might see as part of a birthday party spread, then added simple stamped sentiments above and below and a strip of polka dot paper along the bottom to ground everything.

The sleeve portion of the bottle labels are die-cut from vellum for that translucent look, and the circle images are stamped on Bottlecaps die-cuts. I love that they work as labels or as bottle caps.

Not sure how I managed to get my rainbow out of order. I'm going with RYOGB today! (And by the way, I think getting my candy corn colors out of order was FAR more egregious!)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Everything You Dew

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-bottles plop!
Pop-bottle-tops topple!
Pop mops slop!
Stop! Pop'll drop bottle!
Stop, Pop, stop!
When Pop bottles pop-bottles
pop-bottles pop!

--Morris Bishop

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Peek-A-Boo Tag

I'm on the Reverse Confetti blog today with a fun peek-a-boo window tag for Wednesday in the Works. Hope you'll join me over there!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

I'm Yours {January SFYTT}

Reverse Confetti's January Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT) is winding down in a few days, so be sure to get your entry in if you haven't already. Use Reverse Confetti products to be eligible for the prize, but if you don't have any yet, we'd still love to have you play along! The deadline is noon CST on January 29th. Link-up is HERE.

Here's our January sketch:

I am just loving Reverse Confetti's Mini Envie Confetti Cuts die, and used it today to make an envelope out of a pretty My Mind's Eye pink and gold patterned paper (from the My Story collection). Once I had the Mini Envie assembled, I built the rest of the card around it. Backwards? Maybe!

The two hearts are from another pattern in the MME My Story collection. I fussy cut them and layered them together over the Mini Envie. The sentiment is from Lovey Word Coordinates, and is white embossed on black card stock. For accents, I added a large Leafy die-cut and two metallic gold Layered Laurels die-cuts.

I'm in patterned paper heaven with today's card. Those papers are just so gorgeous!

CONFETTI CUTS DIES: Mini EnvieLeafy, Layered Laurels

INK: Versamark

PAPER: gray and black card stock; My Mind's Eye My Story 6x6 paper collection; vellum card stock, PTI luxe gold adhesive paper

OTHER: black and white baker's twine, sewing machine, foam adhesive



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