Friday, October 23, 2015

Health Benefits of Wine

I'm going to start right off by saying I'm not a big drinker. A couple of times a week tops with a glass of riesling or a Strongbow with dinner, and I very rarely drink hard alcohol. However, I do have a somewhat sarcastic and self-depreciating sense of humour. Today, I am using another cheeky sentiment stamp that perfectly exemplifies these behaviours and attitudes.

I have never been drunk or even slightly inebriated. My grown children will never say, "Whoa there, Mom!" but I suspect this is exactly what I would be like. I have no dance moves. I am one of the clumsiest people I know, so I often feel like my body is barely under my control at the best of times.

This sentiment is called Wine for Health Benefits and it made me laugh the first time I read it. I love this Hanging Sign die from Tim Holtz and I wanted it to look a little aged and crackled so I overstamped the label using Pumice Stone distress ink with an old stamp, Weathered,  that I think has been discontinued (sorry!!). I sponged the edges first with pumice stone then the outermost edges with black soot.

I cut the post from black cardstock using the Hanging Sign die. It lacked character, so I placed it in my Labels 34 Medallion embossing folder and ran it through my Platinum embossing machine. Because the cardstock is black, it was quite challenging to see the gorgeous texture.

Using my finger, I applied Silver Spark and Iced Espresso Metallic Lustre wax randomly over the surface. Oh, Mylanta! I love that stuff!!! It cleans up with water and is just such a forgiving medium. When I opened the Iced Espresso, it was stiff and quite unusable. I spritzed it with water and left it for a few minutes to soften up. Worked like a charm!

This is an older pattern paper, Capella from Basic Grey, that has long since been discontinued (sorry again!!) but it's a favourite of mine and it was perfect to increase the elegance factor for this project.

Thanks for popping by today!

stamps; wine for health benefits (riley & co), weathered (SU!)
paper; capella (basic grey), ash, horizon, raven, walnut creme (bazzill)
ink; onyx black versafine (tsukineko), pumice stone, black soot distress inks, ginger, latte, espresso adirondack alcohol ink (ranger)
accessories; hanging sign (sizzix), black ribbon (offray), brads (unknown), silver spark, iced espresso metallic lustre (deco art), labels 34 medallion 3D m'bossabilities folder (spellbinders)

1 comment:

Patti Willey said...

Ha ha! That sentiment is a riot! I don't drink at all, so don't worry about being in Vogue whether you partake or not! The Tim Holtz bracket is perfect for your Designer Label, lovely card with a cheeky greeting!

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