Stampin’ Up!® Whiskey Business & In Good Taste DSP
Stampin’ Up!® Whiskey Business & In Good Taste DSP combine seamlessly for a Top Shelf card that’s Straight Up perfect for the whiskey-lover in your life.
Thanks to Jackie Bolhuis from Klompen Stampers for allowing me to CASE your card with some small tweaks. Showing my Techniques class attendees how to play with Stampin’ Blends in various browns, oranges and yellows required a little whiskey research. This West Texas farmgirl loves the rich fall colors that a big bottle of Jack Daniels showcases…especially when we get to sample a little for cardmaking inspiration! Playing with various Blends color combos (Cinnamon Cider, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody andPool Party or Balmy Blue) and layering them to color the decanter and glasses produced Top Shelf results. (Wink!) Using Pool Party or Balmy Blue blends on the glass really adds interest. Using more yellow tones inside the ice cubes and adding darker areas around the outside of each cube adds realism.
It’s amazing how tiny touches can make such a difference. Just adding a Dark Cajun Craze or Cinnamon Cider line at the back of the woodgrain “countertop” really delineated it against the “tile” backdrop. Covering the “drinks” in Versamark and embossing them with clear powder gave them a nice glossy sheen with a slightly uneven texture which my classmates suggested looked like moisture. Another alternative I tried was coating the front with the Fine Tip Glue Pen which resulted in a smooth, shiny, glossy finish but took longer to dry. After bending the fussy-cut pieces so the center stood out more, I added various Dimensionals to really makes them pop. I used foam adhesive strips along the sides of the decanter, then double stacked Dimensionals in the center. I also double stacked Dimensionals for the middle glass, and just use one Dimensional on the back glass to visibly move it behind the other glass.
The drink on the inside isn’t embossed, so the colors aren’t as richly toned as those on the front, but it certainly proves that all the blending is done by hand. I wouldn’t want anyone to think those pieces on the front were “store bought” after all that effort! A little crumb cake Blend helps “ground” the glass on the inside page…we can’t have our glasses levitating!
- Early Espresso 8 1/2″ x 11″, scored at 4 1/4″, plus scraps
- In Good Taste DSP 4″ x 4″ tile piece and 1 3/8″ x 4″ woodgrain piece
- Whisper White card stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ then cut down with Stitched Rectangle die, or just 4″ x 5 1/4″ to skip the die, another 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ ish piece (or scraps) for stamping label, decanter and drinks.
If I don’t get my own video done, you can watch the video that Jackie Bolhuis from Klompen Stampers did if you want to see it in action. The tweaks I made are listed in the description above.