Hi Bloggers.

Welcome to the first new post on my new blog – I hope you found us ok. I am still getting to grips with our new home, so please be patient with me. I’ve been told my my daughter, Phill Martin and the marketing team at Creative Expressions that WordPress is a better place for my blog so here we are!

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Cocktail Glasses

For the background, I used stamps from Lisa Horton’s Festive Flurry Celebrations Stamp Set. I stamped the stars using Manganese Blue Archival and the bottle using Vivid Chartreuse Archival. I then misted CS Egyptian Blue Mister in some areas.

Festive Flurry Celebrations Stamp Set

I made a frame using the Double Stitched Rectangles Die Set and added it to my background using CE Mounting Cushion. I matted onto Coconut White Card, Black Card and then another piece of Coconut White.

I misted a piece of Coconut White Card with CS Golden Mint Mister and another piece of Coconut White Card with CS Egyptian Blue Mister. Once dry, I cut a Cocktail Glass from the Cocktail Glasses Die Set out of the Golden Mint piece and the umbrella from the same die set out of the Egyptian Blue piece. I edged the cocktail glass with CS Glue around the rim and then added CS Crystal Chips Glitter Jewels. I cut the lemon rind from the 3D Cosmopolitan Cocktail Die Set out of some card from my stash and hooked it onto the glass. I added my glass to my background using CE Mounting Cushion.

Cocktail Glasses.jpg

I stamped the sentiment from the CE Cheers to You Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using a Double Stitched Rectangle Die.

Cheers to You (2)

I completed my card by adding an 8mm White Pearl to each corner of my frame.

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