I just received the Bottled Happiness bundle and I couldn’t wait to ink it up. This set is one of the products that is carrying over to the new catalog, and I’m so glad. This set is versatile – you can use it with the flowers like I did here, or have a single sprig, or only bottles for a wine theme. There is a coordinating punch for the taller bottle and it’s currently available as a bundle. In fact, if you like this set, then I encourage you to purchase it now while you can still get the discounted bundle price. For this card I didn’t use the punch, but I am looking forward to doing something with it soon.
There is one trick that I did with this card that I want to share with you. The centers of the flowers are on the same stamp as the leaves and stems which means on this card the centers would be Garden Green. But that isn’t what I wanted, so I did the following to get the look that I was going for:
- I inked up the leaf stamp with Garden Green ink
- I used a Q-tip to remove the ink from the flower centers
- I used the brush tip of the Sweet Sorbet Stampin’ Write Marker to color those uninked spots
- I exhaled on the stamp to re-moisten the ink and then I stamped on the focal image panel
This current challenge from the Tic, Tac Toe Challenge blog was the inspiration for this card. I followed the bottom row: Flowers – Ribbon/Twine – Free. Gotta love the free square! There are a lot of great combinations on this board, but this was the one that matched the stamps I wanted to use the best.