Happy Thursday! Isn't it awesome that it's Thursday and because of the holiday it really feels like Wednesday? That means tomorrow is already Friday!
Anyway, Thursday means it's time for a Papertrey Ink Throwback Thursday post! This week's featured stamp set is Craft Brew. (do you see a theme on my blog this week? Wine yesterday, beer today. I'm ok...I promise.)
The Craft Brew set is so perfect for guy cards. I don't really understand the obsession, but guys sure do love their beer. :-) Lots of the guys in our group of friends are into brewing their own beer, so this set is perfect for birthday cards. Here I combined Craft Brew with the Pub Glass dies to create a fun, bubbly shaker card. I started by diecutting the glass from white cardstock, then sponged it with Summer Sunrise, Honey Nut, and Terracotta Tile inks to create a nice golden color. The shaker is filled with golden micro beads I happened to have in my stash.
For the label on the glass, I stamped onto clear cardstock using Cotton White StazOn ink, then diecut it with the matching Craft Brew dies. I ran it through my Xyron sticker machine to coat the back with adhesive and stick it onto my shaker. I find the Xyron to be the easiest way to add adhesive to clear elements as it gives an even coat, and doesn't show like liquid adhesive or a tape runner would.
I wanted to create a rustic background to go with my beer glass shaker, so I started with a panel of Weathervane cardstock and sponged a bit of Smokey Shadow ink around the edges. Then I stamped several labels from the Craft Brew set using an Essential Glue pad, and brushed them with some dark metallic mica powders. I had a hard time capturing the cool metallic effect on camera, but it looks pretty cool IRL. When I was finished stamping, I ran the panel through my paper crimper, which is a tool I haven't used for ages! But I wanted a kind of corrugated tin look and it turned out pretty fun.
I hope you enjoyed this week's Throwback! Craft Brew is such a fun set for guy cards (and gals that like their beer!). I had fun with today's project...thanks so much for stopping by to check it out.