Some years ago when I was young and foolish (!!!) I tried a Mint Julep cocktail as I used to really like mint flavoured ice cream.
I thought the cocktail would taste the same........... obviously they don't put generous helpings of bourbon in mint flavoured ice cream as I quickly found out when this pale insipid looking concoction arrived with green stuff languishing in the bottom of the glass and half a tree branch sticking out of the top.......
Whilst making this card I remembered the disappointment I felt when the glass did not contain anything that remotely resembled the colour (or taste!) of my beloved mint ice cream!
The card happily does!
I am sticking to my promise of getting to the bottom of the paper stacks and using it up (it's a very slow process....). The paper I used for the background is from a Craftwork pack which I think was called Ooh La La. I distressed the edge, ran some Versa ink in sea breeze colour around the edge and then stitched it onto a pice of minty/aqua coloured card.
The gorgeous aqua coloured lace was a present from Alessandra (and Bailey - LOL) and i used it across the centre of the card base and then threaded it through a K and Co tag with a scrap of ribbon in the same shade. I added a die cut corner to the bottom end of the tag to give it a lacy edge and glued on a small pearl.
The image is from Stampendous, coloured with promarkers, antique linen dusted round the background of the stamped image, distressed and stitched and raised on 3d pads onto the tag and card base.
The Eiffel Tower cut out and the tag on the bottom left were also in the same craftwork card pack.
Feeling especially adventurous I made the flower out of vellum cut with my nesties! A pearl, some more scraps of ribbon, a couple of die cuts and two pearl and crystal pins (a present from Sass )all added.
I finished it with a couple more pearls, a pearl heart and stamped 'beautiful' onto a piece of co ordinating paper. The same colour scheme continued through to the inside.
Fashionable Stamping - Ice Cream colours
Addicted to stamps - Pearls and Lace
Stamp and create - Stitch It Up
Totally Stampalicious - Fave colour combo - (I like all colours really so it was hard to choose a fave!)
Ribbon Girl - Bingo - (Ribbon, Pearls, Image)
Just Some Lines - Layer It Up
NMWC - Anything Goes
Moxie Fab World - Mint Challenge
Hope you're all having some sunshine and maybe an ice cream or two?? Oh and for those of you who are wondering - my disappointment didn't last long - of course I drank it - then had another just to make sure ..... left the tree branch behind though! x