Earlier this year when I was lamenting that I overcommitted on card swaps and was not signing up for any more, what do you think I did? Yes, I signed up for another one. I had no choice....the theme is one of my favorite mantras to get me through a crazy workday: It's Five O'Clock Somewhere!
So here you have the card I made for Viv's (SCS=blusky) It's Five O'Clock Somewhere! card swap. At first I was feeling all retro: think Rat Pack music & martinis & white pleather & chrome. But as the weather warmed up and the days got longer, the tropical feel took over! I must admit that I have yet to meet an Umbrella Drink that I don't like! LOL!!!
The card base is SU Chocolate Chip, and I used the same wonderful palm-leaf textured DP that I used on my Cup of Tea card. When I spied a stack of woven summer place mats on my monthly walk-thru the dollar store, I knew I had to incorporate them into the card. The hardest part was that after cutting the mat pieces, I had to remove some pieces from each end, then carefully wrap the threads around to the back and secure them with uber-sticky-tape so the mats wouldn't fall apart. (I already made a mental note: no more woven placemats)
The Studio G drink images are stamped on WW and colored with Prisma pencils. (In hindsight I wish I had coated each drink in Crystal Effects or Glassy Glaze.) For fun umbrellas, I stamped them on some colorful K&Company Berry Sweet DP, then cut and glued them on the drinks. I finished by adding strips of colorful craft store ribbon adhered with a brad on each end. (Happy to report that I lost only one umbrella in the process of cutting out 21 drinks and 21 umbrellas!)
I hope Viv and the gals who receive them feel the tropical vibe! Oh by the way, the drinks are supposed to be Joe's Crab Shack Swamp Water, a sweet, murky-green, melon-y drink perfect for summer! You can find the recipe online - give it a try!