Thursday, August 2, 2012

Three Shades of Sparkling Wine - RS22 & PP106

This is my second post for the day, but I needed to get this in for Retro Sketches 22.  This card also plays along with The Paper Players 106, which is a tic tac toe challenge.  The tic tac toe challenges are always so much fun.  I chose to go with Birthday, Ribbon, & Dry Embossing
My sister-in-law has a birthday on Saturday, so this one's for her.  She's a stamper too, and I know she appreciates all that goes into handmade cards. 
I knew I wanted to use colors from the new In-Color Collection from SU.  While browsing the pack, I noticed that the Primrose Petal and Raspberry Ripple sort of reminded me of wine colors.  Aha!  I could use my Happy Hour set and do a wine themed card!  I picked Bravo Burgandy as a third color and set to work coming up with this little gem.  I also knew I wanted to use this wide striped black ribbon for the ribbon element in the PP challenge, so that's where the black trim comes in.

I made a paper rosette to take place of the button in the sketch and added a rhinestone brad to the center.  I carried the sparkle of the brad through to the little rhinestones on the wine glasses. 
Here's a list of supplies I used....
Stamps: Happy Hour
Paper: Bravo Burgandy, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petal, Vanilla, Black
Ink: Black, Bravo Burgandy, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petal
Accessories: Rhinestone stickers, Rhinestone brad, Scallop Border punch, Black Striped ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots, Square Lattice, and other EF
Thanks for taking a peek!


  1. Oh Love the addition of that rosette!!! This is so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Players!

  2. I think those colors ARE perfect for a wine-themed card! Your SIL will love it! So glad you were able to play with the Paper Players this week!

  3. I love this card. Love your paper pieced wine glasses, too. Fabulous take on the Paper Players Tic Tac Toe challenge. So glad you joined us this week.

  4. How fun is this, Jenny!? I love everything about it from the rich color combo, to the blinged accents in the wine, to that fabby rosette. The striped ribbon is a perfect touch. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)