Friday, January 30, 2009

SCS Challenge with Alcohol! And a FREE cutting File!

Hi Everybody!!

When I saw Thursday's challenge on SCS, I knew that I wanted to participate. The challenge from Julia for the "Way To Use It" was to use alcohol in your project. It didn't matter if you used alcohol inks like Tim Holtz's ranger inks, or your alcohol pens like Copics, or if you used images that related to alcohol, like wine glasses etc. I even think it was OK if you just consumed alcohol while you were doing your project! LOL! You just had to use alcohol somehow!

Well with a couple of masculine birthday cards in need for early next week, and with one of the recipients turning 21, I figured a bday card with a big beer mug was in order.

Here is the card I created for the challenge...

The Fine Print: DP: Basic Grey; CS: Bazzill; Vellum: The Paper Co.; Hardware: MM; Ribbon: not sure; Beer Mug die cut out on KNK; Ink: Amuse black ink, Top Boss embossing ink; Embossing Powder: Stamp La Jolla Snowy embossing powder; Paint: Heidi Swapp white acrylic; Stamp: SU Lots of Thought.

Here are the details of the foam I made for the beer. I stamped my embossing inkpad directly onto this die cut piece and then ended up adding three layers of snowy embossing powder heating it after each addition. It made the piece get very dimensional! My embossing powder is pink and for some reason it did not become clear, so I ended up having to paint on white acrylic paint to the top of it! It thought it came out really nicely!

This is the inside of the card! I used another SU background stamp that I tried to make it look like bubbles were popping to go along with the Happy "Burp"day sentiment! It was fitting for beer I thought! I am usually all sentimental, so this was a bit different for me to go whimsical and comical!

I hope the recipients will like it!

Now I have a FREE file for you....

I made the cutting file and cut it out on my KNK and that is what is attached to the front of the card as the main image. The glass portion of the mug is cut from vellum so it has that frosty glass appearance. I even scored it on my Scorepal to make the edges of the glass appear like those faceted beer mugs that you often see in bars. For the foam, I used snow embossing powder in three layers. Then I painted it with white since my pink embossing ink didn't disappear after I used it. :-(

I want to share with you the cutting file for FREE that I made for this card. It is zipped into all formats, so you guys can use it no matter what type of cutter you have. Enjoy!

Click on the beer mug image to go to the download site.

Have a great day and may your bucket be overflowing with the things you love!

Kelly :-)


Caroline said...

Thank you for the freebie, I love your card :)

cheers, caz

Aussie Wendy said...

Hi Kelly, thanks for the freebie. Its DH's birthday on Friday and he works as a brewer so this is perfect!
Aussie Wendy

Kelly said...

You both are so welcome! I hope you can use it! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Kelly :-)

Brenda Scowcroft said...

Thank you for the cutting file. It is really great.