Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco de Mayo Margarita by Emily Montenaro

Today I have a slushy, sparkly, BIG margarita for you in celebration of Cinco de Mayo! This 5” x 7” card is sized to fit an A7 envelope and I chose a beautiful white shimmer cardstock for the card base. I decided to go the old fashioned route and cut out the margarita glass shape manually (gasp!) I found an image online and printed it to make a template. Then I traced it onto colored cardstock (but you could skip this step and print it directly on the back of your cardstock) and carefully trimmed it. The inner portion of the glass is filled with Dries Clear adhesive and Key Lime glitter.

I purposely was a little messy with the adhesive to give it a slushy look – so fun! Of course, the glass needed to be rimmed, so I used Dries White adhesive with neutral glitter to make it look salty. For the lime, I stamped a Spiral Daisy in green ink and punched it out with a circle punch. I wanted the peel of the lime slice to be a darker green, so I outlined the edge of the circle with a Copic marker and followed with more Key Lime glitter. Here is the link to the public domain image that I used for the Margarita Glass: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Margarita_Glass_(Welled).svg Happy Cinco de Mayo!


Supplies:
Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent Glitter in Key Lime and Angel Dust
Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Art Glitter Designer Dries White Adhesive

Art Glitter black stamp pad (must heat-set on shimmer paper)
A Muse Artstamps Make Margaritas and Spiral Daisy rubber stamps
A Muse Artstamps Shimmer Couture cardstock in white
A Muse Artstamps 4-bar notecards in Lime and Sky Blue
Clearsnap Fluid Chalk ink in Lime Pastel
Copic original marker in Lettuce Green
1 ¼” Circle Punch
Foam tape
Scissors

4 comments:

  1. I love it! Makes me want a margarita though...

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  2. Great Idea! Looks like such a fun card!

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  3. Such a fun card.... love it!

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