Get Merry – MM 272

It’s time for another Merry Monday challenge! (If you’re looking for my Cupcake Inspirations post, please click here.) Leanne is our host this week, and she’s looking for a Christmas card with glasses. The inspiration image shows champagne glasses, but of course spectacles could be another interpretation of “glasses”, and some of the DT did go that direction. I decided to stick with drinking glasses for my card, though I almost went crazy in the process..!

This card is actually the fourth idea I had for the prompt. The first idea was inspired by a card I’d seen around Christmas time, which had die cut wine glasses. Not having the dies for the glasses I was going to wing it (use an oval or circle die and cut in half, for example), but the more I tried to work it out in my head the more it didn’t seem to be working. Then I noticed someone else had made a card similar to it, so I decided to stop trying to puzzle it out and come up with another idea. I had another idea, pairing wine glasses with a wine bottle, but I’d misremembered the scale of the stamps (they’re from different sets) and they wouldn’t have worked together. The third idea was to use a large Christmas sentiment and replace the “i” with a wine glass. Except I don’t have a large Christmas sentiment… If you’re exhausted reading all that, you can imagine how I felt! (Oh and if you have ways of making those ideas work for you, feel free to use them – I’d love to see how they come out!)

When I came up with my fourth and final idea I decided to just try it and see what happened. So I took a panel of cream card stock and started stamping the wine bottle from Heffy Doodle’s Happy Snappy Crocs repeatedly across it with Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige ink. I then used the bubble stamp from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Wedding to fill in the gaps.

I then took a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages and stamped it onto a snippet of white card alongside the champagne glass from Happy Wedding. I chose this particular sentiment because of “merry” being another way of saying tipsy, or drunk. I cut out the sentiment with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Oval. I then coloured in the glass using my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers.

I used double sided tape to adhere the oval sentiment panel to my patterned panel, and it to a card base.

After all the trouble I had with coming up with a workable idea for this challenge, I’m really happy with this card. I think it’s fun. It might have been easier if I had had more wine-related stamps. I was actually surprised by the fact that I had any!

Love,

Lady Joyful

 

 

 

Challenges included:

AAA Cards – Something New (The Lawn Fawn Happy Wedding stamp set and Stitched Oval dies are new to me.)

Addicted to Stamps and More – Holiday

Allsorts Challenge – Something New (The Lawn Fawn Happy Wedding stamp set and Stitched Oval dies are new to me.)

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas

Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes

HLS Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes and Optional: CAS

Lawn Fawnatics – Fun With Food (Does alcohol count as food..?!)

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

Merry Monday – Christmas and Glasses

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Something New (The Lawn Fawn Happy Wedding stamp set and Stitched Oval dies are new to me.)

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Check out what the rest of the DT made:

Charlotte (that’s me!)

Colleen

Deanne

Debbie

Felicita

JoAnn

Kelly

Kim

Kimberly

Leanne

Linda S

Linda W

Lori

Marcia

Nina

Sue

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46 thoughts on “Get Merry – MM 272

  1. This is an adorable card. I’m definitely for a merry Christmas using your definition of merry! Isn’t it something how some of the sweetest little cards that look so put together caused us so much grief to get there?!

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  2. A great card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our “anything goes with optional wishes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Crafty Friends)
    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)
    (DT Stempel-Magie)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

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