CASE Study Guest Designer Week 2

It is time for another challenge from CASE study, which means it is time for my second Guest Designer post! yay!

This week we have this sweet project from Amber:

I find the card with its soft colors so serene and unique! I love the bottles standing in a row overlapping each other. Therefor, I had to have some kind of glasses standing in a row in my card too! Well, I don’t have any empty glass stamps (bottles, vases, jars or containers…), so I searched online and found this free downloadable clip art of a glass. I used it in making this card:

CASEstudy GDT

I used MS Word to line up the glasses and type the sentiment. I made the straw by stamping one of the stamps from the “Country Charm” set by Wplus9, and aligned it with the angle of tilt of the sentiment. As for the lemonade, it is made out of vellum. I used light pink vellum, ran it through my Xyron machine to apply even adhesive on back, cut it in shape of the glass, and applied some red ink at the bottom to create the ombre (graded color).

Sometime ago I had this strawberry peach lemonade, and I tell you, it tasted as amazing as it looked:

lemonade

So you can clearly see where my inspiration for the lemonade came from.

For the sentiment, I was at first lost what to use. Lemonade reminds me of hot summer days and things like “Enjoy the Sunshine” and “Stay Cool”. But I couldn’t bring myself to write those, as it is so cloudy and gloomy here, and all I want to do is “stay warm”! So I came up with “Keep calm, keep cool”. I think it can have different meanings depending on the occasion. I seldom put this much thought into the selection of a sentiment. Usually I just stamp an appropriate “Thank you” or “Congratulations” — the occasions I often need a card for, so I thought I would share the thought process behind this one.

Well, that’s it from me today! Please Head over to the CASE study blog to see the Design team’s amazing creations!

Thanks for visiting!

14 responses

  1. I thought this was incredibly cool when I first saw it, but now that I’ve read how you made it I’m even more impressed! So clever to find a digi file to use for the glasses, and the pink vellum for the lemonade is fabulous! But my favorite part is the fun striped straw!

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