I haven't gotten a lot of crafting done this week, but I hope to play catch up this week. Here is a lovely little card that I made for the last shows I did in March. I started with the sky blue card and cut an aperture in the top of it using one of the dies from the Radiant Rectangle set. On the bottom of the piece, I cut a triple border using the lattice insert from the Bracket Border die set. I used the cutting edge on the bottom to give my background a pretty defined edge. Next I stamped my Flower Frame Stamp To Die For using a Black Archival ink pad on to coconut white card. I lined it up with the aperture opening and used the bracket border cutting edge on the bottom so it just peeked out from beneath the blue top piece. I added mounting foam to the back of the blue piece to raise it for a dramatic effect. I tied a piece of black silky crush ribbon around it and added a double bow to the side. A pearl embellishment and stick pins were added as accents. I stamped my sentiment on coconut white card and cut it out with the oval from the Radiant Rectangle set. I added in the next smaller die during the embossing phase to add a bit of pretty detail to it. I inked the edge of it very lightly with Stormy Sky and mounted it on foam inside my aperture opening, adding some flat back pearls as accents to the sentiment and the corners of my background. To complete the card, I added a black mat for balance before my final double white mats with the pierced inner mat. Hope you like it! Finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.
This next pic was actually taken when I was in Miami. This was the cocktail that was being served at the table next to us at dinner. I just could not believe my eyes when they brought it! I'm not sure what keeps the two Corona beers from falling, but this thing was absolutely massive! Pretty creative though! The couple each had one and still hadn't emptied all the beer out of the bottles by drinking enough of the drink by the time we finished dinner! He said it was called a "Bullfrog" (I haven't a clue why!). The rim of the glass was about 6 inches across, massive I say!
And finally the card pics are below! All for now, Sue x