Friday, January 30, 2015

now you're vintage



Someone in the neighborhood is turning 50 this weekend! Welcome to the club. Or as my card says - "Congratulations. Now you are vintage."




I jumped on the glittered blues bandwagon at House of Cards January challenge. Those certainly look like milkweed pods to me. Milkweed and I go way back. As a kid on the shores of Lake Huron I would watch big, fat, green caterpillars disappear into and emerge from cocoons dangling on milkweed plants as Monarch butterflies. And at summer's end I would tear open those pods and blow the seeds to high heaven. Now? Now I spend a week pulling all the weeds on the beach every summer when I am there. Adios milkweed.

Back to the card at hand. The glittery blue was easy. Some bottles cut with my new SSS Adult Beverages die and labelled with personalized vellum labels. Just love this touch. And I'm playing at A Blog Named Hero - Personalise too.



The front panel (Stampendous Wine Labels) and the clear embossed, ombre stamped sentiment strip (Stempelküche Grüße II)) were inspired by the Heat Embossing challenge at Stempelküche.


Distress inking over the heat embossed panel with ombre blues was also inspired by Inkspirational #74.

And the entire theme of the card was inspired not only by the recipient (we've emptied many a bottle together) but by the great Cheers challenge over at City Crafter.


Phew! Just wanted to squeak this one in here. Do come back later today for the last installment of the STAMPlorations release.

19 comments:

  1. This card is awesome, Marie!!! LOVE the glittery bottles and the fun sentiment! I totally adore the story about the milkweed, too! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  2. wow...eine tolle Karte! Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelküche-challenge und viel Glück!
    LG,Beate

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  3. Terrific card ... Love the background! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  4. Such a pretty card! Love the shimmery detail and beautiful embossed background!

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  5. A lovely background for the bottles! I hope whomever turned 50 had a great birthday! Thank you for joining in with HOC this month. Pat DT x

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  6. Love those personalized labels and your inky background! Beautiful and fun card!

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  7. Gorgeous background with beautiful color! And, love the shimmer and shine on the bottles...well done!

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  8. Love the combo of ombre and glitter and a really fun card. Thanks for joining Ink

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  9. gorgeous colors. great sentiment ;)

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  10. This is AWESOME with all it's inky blueness and tons of bedazzling! Great work!

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  11. Oooh.FUN. Love the colors and glitter!

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  12. Your milkweed story has me smiling; the image of the cocoons hanging from the milkweed, then emerging as monarch butterflies...oh my! Your card is a gorgeous, glittery, 'personalized' celebration of your friend's 50th birthday (sighh...I remember 50...so long ago!). Thank you for sharing this gem in the Inkspirational gallery!
    Hugs~c

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  13. Beautiful ombré background, Maria ... such gorgeous colours ... and fabulous with those shimmery bottles! Mourvedre and Viognier ... yum! I recall a visit to Lake Huron many years ago ... that was you pulling out all that milkweed?? Anita :)

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  14. You nailed our challenge! Blue is my favorite color and I am smitten... Love that stunning embossed background and the glittered bottles are a fab detail! Thanks for joining us at CCCB this week!

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  15. Such a lovely card! I love the ombre blue background and the glittery bottles. However, I hope to never get a card with such a greeting ;) Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Stempelküche challenge.

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  16. Cool, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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  17. super Karte :-) lustiger spruch innen und die Glitzerflaschen sind klasse :-) und toller Hintergrundstempel! Lg

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  18. Love your card - the sparkly bottles are fab! sorry you missed our cut off date for sumbissions, but thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero :)

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