Twofer Card Challenge #7 – Beverage

Hello … bonjour!  Welcome to our July Twofer Card Challenge … where our theme this month will have your taste buds tingling … it’s …

and here’s where my creativity took me …

My stamp in common here is a glass of wine from a set by Stampendous called Wine Buff (no longer available, I believe) … a conventional use on the first card … and something rather unconventional on the second.  Here’s a closer look at each.

For my anniversary card, the glasses and the sentiment (SSS) were heat embossed in liquid platinum onto the card base.  I coloured the images with alcohol markers, making the wine into ceIebratory pink champagne (fit for the occasion!), which was covered with shimmer and had a layer of glossy accents added over the top.  The bubbles are jewel drops.  To finish, I craft foam mounted a card panel over the image, that had been die cut with a peek a boo window (MFT).

My Twofer …

For my hello card, with a little careful masking and doodling, I turned the wine glasses into a couple of cute monsters.  They were coloured with alcohol markers, trimmed out, shimmered, covered with glossy accents … and have enamel accent eyes.  They were popped up on craft foam on a Mama Elephant heat embossed pathway … and as you can see, they were so pleased to see each other that shimmery, glossy accented hearts appeared between them.  It’s how they express themselves … after all they have no arms to hug with!  I adhered the monster panel to a card base that had been washi-ed round the edges.

Voilà … my two distinctly different designs … for two distinctly different occasions … using the same stamp!

How might you interpret ‘Beverage’?  We’d love to see you in our gallery with your two takes on it!  All the details you need are over at the Twofer blog … along with plenty of thirst quenching ideas from the DT to spark your imagination.  We’re delighted to have two Guest Designers with us this month … welcome to Bonnie from Stamping With Klass and Marianne from Marianne’s Cards ‘n Stuff.  Do go and have a visit with both Bonnie and Marianne … you’ll find so much glorious inspiration to get those creative juices flowing … and you can always leave them some love while you’re there!

My champagne is going to be bubbling over at …

CAS-ual Fridays – Heat Embossing

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday – Summer Fun … pink champagne at a summer picnic … yum!

… and my monsters are heading to …

CAS(E) This Sketch – Below … turned landscape and with a little stretch!

CAS-ual Fridays – Heat Embossing

Simon Says Stamp Monday – Summer Fun … the chance to spend time with friends!

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂



38 thoughts on “Twofer Card Challenge #7 – Beverage

  1. Mac Mable

    Such a classy and shimmery first card. Fabulous second card…so creative and fun. Love the monsters without arms and ‘hugging’ through their little cute hearts. Also love the ‘champagne’ glass for the feet. Beautifully CAS, both of them and your cards brought a lovely smile to my face x

  2. Jeanne

    Oh my goodness, Anita! Such a great twofer. I really like the elegant feel of the first card. Perfect for a sophisticated anniversary celebration. Your second card is so creative and fun! I adore how you adapted the stamp to make your critters/monsters. Awesome work! They are both delightful. 🙂

  3. Bobby

    Your monsters aren’t monsterly at all, Anita, with their fun color and smiley faces but cute as a button. The anniversary card is perfectly elegant CAS.

  4. catcraig

    Brilliant Anita—who would have thought glass stems would make fabulous monster legs and feet. Love those monsters and what a fabulous amount of inspiration for this round of the challenge.

  5. born57

    I love them both! Jewels for bubbles is just perfect, Anita! Monster legs what a fun and creative idea, you are just too fun! Hugs and love to you!

  6. mkskinkare

    I love them both! I love the monsters you created. Great colors and design. The Anniversary card is so elegant with the soft colors and stitching. Thanks for joining us over at HLS Anything Goes with Dies!

  7. djkardkreations

    I canNOT stop chuckling at those cute monsters, Anita! You really take the cake with how you made those colorful little sweethearts using the champagne flute stems as their legs and feet!! And if that wasn’t cute enough, the way you colored them and added the hearts (well, natch!), your doodled sediment, and your Washi border all add tons to complete the design! Not to be overlooked, your conventional anniversary toast design is beautiful! I’ll bet those glasses look like jewels in real life!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Conil

    Seriously, you’re killing me…goind from the sublime to the ridiculous in one blogpost. Great, exquisite, classic anniversary card. Clean, meticulous details and lovely to look at. The second card just knocks me for a loop. Again, those meticulous skills of yours masking these two little cuties, coloring them so they look completely different and adding those sweet telepathic hearts just make this card a total wow, right down to the sentiment to ground them. I am so completely in awe of your talents.

  9. Laurie

    What fun cards!! Love all the accents to the heat embossed champagne glasses…love my sparkle and Glossy Accents, too!! Thanks for joining us for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!!

  10. BarbGhig

    You are so clever, Anita! I love your CAS design on the first card…It’s just perfect! I’m also smitten with how you thought outside the box when you designed your 2nd card ~ I love how your monsters legs look using the stems and your doodled sentiment and Washi border are so cute! How fun that the 3 hearts appear when they see each other, too…you have really inspired me to put on my thinking cap and play along again…Thank you!

  11. Brenda Lawrence

    Well aren’t you a clever gal Anita! I am totally love both of your cards! The traditional one is so pretty and perfect for an anniversary. Your second one is way to clever-such a fun use for the stem and foot of the wine glass! Your monsters are adorable and I love the way you colored them. Love their sweet little heart expressions too. You certainly raised the bar on this challenge my friend! Hugs, Brenda

  12. Bonnie

    Love the classy anniversary card, Anita, especially the “bubbles”! And your second card is so clever and creative as always! Love those little monsters!

  13. susannev2014

    You did it again and had a brilliant idea for your cards! To fill those cute glasses with pink champagne gives the card a very festive look! And then to turn around and transform them into fun monsters! I always admire your finishing touches like the jewel drops bubbles and the tiny hearts and washi frame! Very inspiring, my friend!

  14. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Sheer brilliance! Of course, the eggheads win….even if one of them has measles, LOL!

  15. lollthompson

    Two wonderful cards Anita. I love the elegance of the heat embossed champagne glasses with the soft colouring. Those jewels really sparkle and create the most beautiful bubbles.

    Your cute little monsters are incredibly creative! They are so fun with the bright colours and designs you’ve added on them. So adorable! xx

  16. Lisa Bzibziak

    What a great take on the two-fer challenge… those little wine glass monsters are SO adorable! And love your embossed more elegant glasses as well… thanks so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  17. Gerrina

    Two fun and beautiful cards and I would never tought to make an animal with this glassstamp; how do you think of such a thing? So original! I’m always looking forward what you come up for the twofer challenge! Hugs, Gerrina

  18. Verna Angerhofer

    Oh you clever lady! I love the way you changed the goblets into little darling monsters. Such cuties too and in such awesome colors. Both of your cards are wonderful!

  19. Rosemary D

    you are so clever, anita! love how you turned the little wine glasses into little monsters! fabulous set of cards!

  20. Kara Lynne

    Amazing, Anita! How you managed to see those happy little monsters in your wine glasses…you must’ve been drinking some wine at the time! Your anniversary card is elegant and I love the bubbles. Your monsters are so well done, right down to their cute little eyes and hearts! This is such a fun Twofer!

  21. Lorraine A

    Gorgeous cards Anita! I love how you made the wine glass into little monsters! Very original and very clever!!! both cards are awesome! 🙂

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  22. Ishani S

    Hello Anita… you are a genius.. those cards a stroke of brilliance. Loved that gold shimmery champagne glasses! CASilicious 😛 Thank you for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays, lots of love ~ Ishani.

  23. Sharron Gregory

    Your Twofer designs are always so creative! Love how you went from the elegant glasses to those adorable little monsters. What a fun pair!!

  24. Lura

    Catching up at last = this was so cute. You have the most amazing sense of humor and unexpected imagination Anita. Not to mention fantastic execution of same…


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