Thursday, 9 March 2017

One Martini, Two Martini

It's time for another sketch from the fabulous team at Freshly Made Sketches and this week our hostess is the super-talented Jen Mitchell.


For some bizarre reason, as soon as I saw Jen's sketch, I wanted the back layer to be vellum.  I don't know why but the thought just wouldn't budge, so I had to work with it!


I took a few liberties with the sketch with the top layer being die-cuts but I made sure it was slightly longer then the bottom panel and not as wide, so I'm calling it as having met the brief 😉

I made a shaker card of the martini glass and for the sentiment, I embossed black cardstock several times with clear embossing powder to give it a raised and shiny surface.


Thanks so much for visiting - I do appreciate you taking the time.  My fellow teamies have some gorgeous cards using the sketch, so please check them out.

I'm linking my card to The Paper Players and Cardz for Guyz


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Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Paper Players.

25 comments:

Hannelie said...

Oh boy, let get ready for the weekend!
Fabulous take on the sketch! Love it Karren!

Claire Broadwater said...

CHEERS to you! I LOVE THIS CARD, Karren! XX

Susi K. said...

This card is outstanding! LOVE that it's a shaker, with all those glittery sequins, and the clear gloss finish to your sentiment die cut is fantastic!

Darnell said...

I mean, Karren, how do I put my brain explosion into words?! As a woman who loves words, I find myself speechless. May I just put it this way: this is now my TOP Card of 2017!!! Your design and execution are flawless!! Hugs, Darnell

Linda Callahan said...

Cheers to you girl for making such a cool classy card! Love the sophisticated colors and that oh so fun shaker! Fab card!

Jen Mitchell said...

Well, cheers to you! I think I definitely want a sip of that cocktail! What a fantastic take on the sketch!

Aileen Ryan said...

Great card, looooove those die cuts, the martini and the olive and wedge of fruit and finished off with the brilliant 'cheers

Petra Swart said...

Wow, wow, WOW, Karren, what a wonderful take on the sketch!!!! LOVE what you have done here!!!! The shaker is such a brilliant idea!!! An absolute winner!!!!
Have a great day!!!!!
Hugz

Jen Brum said...

What a fun card Karren! I love that martini glass and the sequins inside! You're so creative! Love how you created the sentiment too!!! I think I need to come for some card making lessons!!!!

stampwithsandy said...

Wow Karren this is fabulous! Love the martini shaker, the shiny sentiment, the sparkly olive- texture galore! Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge this week at The Paper Players!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Karren, this is awesome! How apropos that that wonderful martini glass is a shaker! Love the sheen on the sentiment.

Super Stamp Girl said...

Karren, now THIS is a card after my own heart! What's NOT to love - sparkles, shaker card and a martini! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! Crystal

Sue - said...

Great card, the vellum works really well. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Viv said...

Perfect card and cocktail here too Karren ;) hugs Viv xx

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous take on the sketch, Karren! I love your martini glass and how you added shine to the sentiment! Great idea to add sequins to the glass, too! You really rocked this sketch, girl!!!

Aileen Ryan said...

Congrats for your pick for 'A touch Above' I think thats what they called it at Paperplayers. Great card a total winner to me.

Aileen Ryan said...

Make it A Cut Above lol

Nora N. said...

Me things I want to come to your house for one of these!! LOVE this fun shaker and your fun way of using the dies!!!

Karen Davis said...

This is divine..............I love the olive!! Perfection Karren.

Cécile RIBON said...

Cheers to you, Karren! Your shaker card is absolutely terrific!

Jen Timko said...

Not sure I can top all the above comments....they all say what I want to say. As soon as I saw this in the DT gallery, I thought "Well, she has hit it out of the park....again"!! Glad that idea stuck in your head!

Amy O said...

A shaker martini! How awesome! You are so creative, my friend. Love this!

Cazro said...

Wow, this is so different. I love it. So pleased you shared with us at Cardz 4 Guyz Caz DT.

PJ said...

Superb! Bubbly perfect. Very clever take on the sketch.
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Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this is cool! I too get stuck on an idea sometimes and can't budge from it - does my head in.....
Love the martini class - it's such a fab shaker idea!