Tuesday, August 16, 2016

SHOPPING OUR STASH #265 - What's the Good Word

Hi there friends! We have a fun new challenge starting today at SHOPPING OUR STASH: we want to see Word Dies on your cards or projects! A very easy challenge! Here's what I came up with:

 ...and the inside:

I die cut holiday cheer four times, stacked and glued them, and adhered to my card. This is one of those rare (almost) one layer cards I made. (I like my layers!) The martini glass and olive were stamped and die cut. I stamped the olive stick in the glass, colored in the liquid, and added shading on the olive with my Spectrum Noir markers before gluing the olive die cut behind the glass. The glass got a coating of Glossy Accents. Here's an enbiggened view of the die cut words and glass. I used a black rhinestone as the dot for the 'i'. (because nobody got time to stack and glue those itty bitty dots!)

Ready to play along at Shopping Our Stash in our word dies challenge? Of course you are! We can't wait to see what you create, just link it up in our gallery so we can admire your crafty genius. While there, please stop by the blogs of my teammates, and leave them some bloggy lovin!

Just a reminder, we are now going to have a Guest Designer crafting with us starting in September. If you would like to be considered, simply add "DT" after your name when you link up.

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you in the gallery!

I'd like to enter this card at:
Jingle Belles - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Free Spirits, Christmas Sampler
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves
DP: MME - Signature Christmas
CS: Crafter's Companion; Taylored Expressions; Darice
Accessories: GC; Paper Smooches - Free Spirits icons & Christmas Words dies; Sizzix - EF; Spectrum Noir markers; Ranger - Glossy Accents; Recollections - rhinestone
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares; Scotch - scrapbooker's glue


  1. Well played! Now *this* is my kind of xmas card! Cute word die, too.

  2. What a fun holiday card! I am loving that fancy cocktail, and the glossy finish on it was the perfect touch. Great embossed background, too. You nailed that sketch, my friend!

  3. Note to self: make more drink-related Christmas cards. :D This is all kinds of fun, Chris! Brilliant idea to use a little rhinestone for the dot on the i. I would likely have tried to convince myself it would look like a funky capital I.

  4. Now who doesn't appreciate a little holiday cheer ... love the glossy accents ... so glad you rocked the RED with us at jingle belles.

  5. Chris - what a fun take on the challenge. Classy and "cheerful" :) Love the glossy look of the martini glass too :) Thanks for playing along at TGIF!

  6. oh that's perfection right there. i love everything about this, and truly, you don't miss the layers b/c every single element is just SO RIGHT! yowza! thanks for rockin' the *RED* with us at JINGLE BELLES! :) :) :)


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