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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.)  

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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. 

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