Monday, August 15, 2022

Stamp Review Crew - Bottled Happiness

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Bottled Happiness edition! The "Crew" is a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday. If you landed here from Mike's blog, welcome! There are five of us today, so the hop won't take long, but I'm sure it will be fun!

Bottled Happiness is a thirteen piece photopolymer stamp set, and it has a matching Vintage Bottle Punch that can be bundled with it to save 10%. There are also some adorable little Vintage Bottle Shaker Domes and Effervescent Elements (pg. 16 in the AC) to make shaker cards, which is what I did for my first card.

This went together so quickly, I was surprised! I started with a Merry Merlot card base and used a Blending Brush with Merry Merlot to create the background with two of the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks.

After punching the bottle in Basic White, I used Stampin' Write Markers (Merry Merlot, Polished Pink, Melon Mambo, and Granny Apple Green) to ink the two-step stamps and stamped above the bottle.

Adding the shaker dome was easy with the adhesive already to go on both sides...just adhere the bottle into the opening, add the shaker elements and a piece of Window Sheet to hold them in place, then pop it up on the card!

The next card uses the piece that I punched out from the first card. Photopolymer stamps made it easy to stamp exactly where I wanted using Evening Evergreen. After the bottle was stamped, I pressed it onto a VersaMark pad and heat embossed with clear powder so it looked like glass.

The background bottles were stamped in Soft Succulent. I cut down a strip of Natural Finish Ribbon to use behind the greeting and frayed the ends a bit. Speaking of the greeting, I was soooo tempted to add an S at the end, what with all those bottles in the background. 😄

The wine label was stamped in Crumb Cake and Evening Evergreen. I think that color combination is so perfect together!

I was feeling the holiday spirit (see what I did there? Heh.) when I made this last card. The need for glitz and glimmer overtook me! I started with the Lights Aglow Specialty Paper and used the colors as inspiration. The background bottle was stamped in Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen, then diluted Crumb Cake ink spatters were added, along with a few stars & sparkles from the Christmas Lights stamp set.

Originally the sprigs were going to be Crumb Cake, but I though gold greenery (goldery?) would look better. And to really make the card pop, a fussy cut Merry Merlot bottle to hold them.

That's all I have to share for today, so click "Next" to see what Charlet created, or "Previous" to visit Mike again!

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