Nothing’s Better Than: Cocktails!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun “cocktails kind of day” from the Nothing’s Better than bundle! Since it’s now officially Summer, I thought it would be fun to make “tropical themed” cocktail card! Whether it’s a birthday, thinking of you, or even a “hey, let’s together”, this card will put a smile on your recipient’s face! In case you missed it, there are Adhesive Sheets (page 162) in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, which are perfect for die-cut letters and words! They are designed differently than the previous Sizzix brand adhesive sheets that were retired and I will show you a little tip on how I used them for the die cut word!

The base layer is Coastal Cabana cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, embossed with the Seabed 3D EF, and I “tapped” the Craft Whisper White ink pad on the embossed side, careful not to press down hard so only the raised cardstock will get the craft ink. Since craft ink takes a bit to dry, I used my heat gun, lightly, to speed up the drying process:

For the card front, you will need:

1. A 3” x 3” piece of Playing with Pattern’s 6” x 6” DSP, using the lighter Crushed Curry gradient design. See the picture of the full DSP sheet below.

2. You will need three of the 4mm (medium size) Rhinestone Basic Jewels, not pictured.

3. I cut a 1” x 3” piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock, applied it to a 1” x 3” piece of Adhesive Sheet, and then used the “cocktail” die cut. Note-the sticky side of the adhesive sheets now have three sections, versus the previous only a small strip to remove before you applied a whole piece. I removed one area of the adhesive sheet to apply to the cardstock and then removed the other to apply. So now, instead of trying to find a part of the sheet backing to remove, depending on the size of the die cut, you have up to three different places to remove the backing, which makes this process easier.

4. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the cocktail stamp two times in Basic Gray ink. For one drink, I used Sponge Daubers to color the solid drink stamp with Mango Melody and Calypso Coral inks, the umbrella solid stamp with Calypso Coral ink, and the fruit solid stamp with Granny Apple Green ink. For the other drink, I used Sponge Daubers to color the solid drink stamp with Coastal Cabana and Highland Heather inks, the umbrella solid stamp with Highland Heather ink, and the fruit solid stamp with Mango Melody ink. These are both cut out with the coordinating die.

Here is the full sheet of Playing with Patterns 6″ x 6″ DSP before cutting into four 3″ x 3″ pieces.
Here is the 1″ x 3″ strip of Coastal Cabana cardstock and applying the Adhesive Sheet before die cutting.

I positioned the die cut word on the 3” x 3” piece of DSP to use as a guide to adhere the two cocktail glasses, removed the adhesive backing to adhere the die cut word, and then used Basic Gray ink to stamp the two sentiments as shown:

I adhered the embossed base layer to a Basic Gray cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”, adhered the DSP piece to the base layer with dimensionals, and then applied the Rhinestone Basic Jewels as shown:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray ink, and stamp the cocktail glass in the corner, coloring the same as one of the cocktail glasses on the card front:

Isn’t this a super cute and fun card?? Definitely has a “summer vibe” and is perfect for putting a smile on someone’s face! For the die cut words, I definitely recommend the Adhesive Sheets, gone are the days of trying to apply glue or adhesive and just making a mess! lol

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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