A few months ago, a little set called Chic Martini caught my attention in the Skipping Stones Stamp Store. This is the second stamp set that Skipping Stones released and it wasn't long before, I decided that it just had to come home to live with me. This set is super versatile for lots of different occasions and I wanted to share just a couple ides with you today.
First up is a quick and easy card you can create to show someone how much you care.
Olive My Love
I started with a panel of aqua cardstock and stamped the little star and swirl in aqua ink on the cardstock. Next I created a white rectangle a little bigger than the card base and matted it with red cardstock at the top. I stamped the sentiment in black ink and the olive in green ink (Memento- Pear Tart). I die cut a heart border and added it to the bottom of the white rectangle, then I stamped the martini glass on white cardstock and cut out the image. Some green ink and a gem finished off the martini glass and a added a little more ink to the olives in the martini glass to coordinate.
Here is a close up of the martini glass:
Next project is an idea for a fun party invite- perhaps for next year's New Year's Eve shindig.
Happy New Year Invite!
I cut a piece of cardstock to 5 x 7 and rounded the top corners. On the top portion, I stamped the martini glass and a couple starts and sentiments in red and black ink. Below the martini glass, I adhered strips of different patterned paper and ribbons. These strips were literally scraps leftover from various holiday cards that I created earlier in the month. I even threw in a strip of washi-type tape for good measure.
All the party deets would go on the scalloped square that I cut with a Spellbinder's die. The Chic Martini set is so thoughtful as to contain stamps for Date, Time Place, etc. To save time, I lined them all up on a gridline acrylic block and stamped once- easy peasy! I stamped Happy New Year at the top of the scallop square and attached it to the invite with some totally adorable clothespins. The clothespins and patterned paper are courtesy of our friends at Canvas Corp who helped us all throughout December to send out 2011 with a bang!
Here is a look at the whole set:
There you have it- just two of the endless possibilities using Chic Martini. Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day!