Magnolia for Just Us Girls #424
Build a Flower Magnolia for AECP

It's all about how well you age - for The Male Room #77

Hi Everyone.

Quick post for you tonight.

I needed a birthday card and went looking for a little inspiration.  I found this great challenge across at the Male Room

Initially, I was looking through my stamp sets for something with a vintage feel - but then I came across an old set from My Favorite Things called Uncorked and it had the perfect sentiment for the challenge.  Oh... and... to be honest.. it was the perfect sentiment for the person this card is going to.  I've known this particular gent for 40 years and I swear he hasn't aged a bit... there has to be some magic in his blood that he really never seems to age.
So, I hope the team at the Male Room will find it OK that I went with Vintage in terms of a) wine and b) age and not as a design style.
I found some fabulous paper in the My Minds Eye Paperpack called Blush and that was the start of my color choices.
I also have a die set from My Favorite Things that pairs really well with the sentiment set.   I used that to die-cut two glasses from frosted vellum.  I colored the glasses with my Copic markers and mounted them onto a focal layer and added the sentiment. The great thing about coloring the glasses is that you can hide the glue and foam dots behind the coloring.
Here's a closeup of the glasses:
Uncorked closeup (1 of 1)
The coloring behind the vellum works really well.  I adhered one of the glasses directly to the focal base and then popped up the other one for a little heigh difference and, yes, I did... I really did cut the tiniest little piece of a foam dot to add underneath the base of the glass!
Once the focal layer was ready, I mounted it onto a piece of fun foam and then adhered it to the base.
Here's my full card and I apologize for the finger mark on the lens:
Uncorked full card (1 of 1)
I love this DSP.  You can't really see it in the photo but that gold line is a lovely foiled gold.  I know that foil and gold don't generally scream masculine - but this reminds me of a finely cut suit :-)
I'll be back on Saturday with my Paper Players card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
card recipe:
  • Stamps:  Uncorked - My Favorite Things
  • Dies:  My Favorite Things
  • DSP:  Blush - My Minds Eye