Welcome! Thank you for stopping by! Today I have the great fortune of being guest stamper on the wonderful and generous Mary Fish’s Stampin’ Pretty blog!! I have been able to guest several times in the past but now I finally have a blog to share with you!
I love wine, and when I spotted “WINOS” on a cocktail napkin, it made me think that the next time I give a bottle of wine, I should make a gift of those napkins and some handmade wine tags.
When I started out, I fully intended on using the decorative mask – dots and stripes. Well, when you get a little carried away with the stenciling, you tend to get a whole lot of extra lines where you didn’t intend! So I used the smallest circle from the circle framelits and made a stencil. I used blackberry bliss ink and a cotton ball and went to work. When I was finished I cut out some leaf and stem shapes and inked them with mossy meadow. I applied different pressures with the cotton ball to get the shading I wanted.
I cut the crumbcake bottle tag at 3 by 9¾ inches. I scored at 1½ and 4 inches to be able to bend the tag. I finished off with a 1¼” circle punch and the large scallop edgelits. The sentiment is stamped in memento black ink from the A Dozen Thoughts. I masked off the words as needed to split the sentiment. Throw in a ribbon and bling and this tag is done.
The wine tags were made using the chalk talk dies. Easy peasy!! I made the grapes using a stencil from the ½” circle punch and added the leaves using a q-tip. I added each name with the Project Life markers, a few rhinestones and these babies are ready for a wine glass.
Ironically I never freehand anything. I am not an artist and my grade in college art would back up those words so I am quite pleased with how these turned out. I love the vibrancy of the blackberry bliss. I would have to say that is quickly becoming my favorite in color.
I worked so hard on these tags, I think I deserve a glass of wine (of course, I need to make a wine glass tag with my name on it first!!)
Thank you for stopping – come back soon!!
PS: this is for you ladies: Teresa, Jodie, Karen, and Lani!!
Supplies: (all Stampin’ Up!)
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Memento Black, Project Life Markers
Ribbon: Blackberry Bliss
Stamps: A Dozen Thoughts
Dies and Punches: Circle Framelits, Chalk Talk, Circle Punches – 1¼ and ½, Large Scallop Edgelits
Corks: Courtesy of my WINOS group gatherings