I wanted to pop in here today to share that I’m part of a fun hop over on Instagram with a bunch of friends from the Facebook group Handmade Happiness. Oh, and did I mention that you could win prizes like a $25 gift card from Simon Says Stamp??? This hop was organized by my good friend Mel Sanz of @in_a_craftymood and she’s the one giving away the SSS $25 gift card. Two other stops along the hop have individual prizes as well. All the details on the giveaways will be provided at those stops on the hop. If you are one of my blog followers or found me on your own, you’ll want to head to my IG @misplacedmojo for my post there and for the full line up of the hop. Leaving a comment on my IG post will give you another entry in the Simon gift card giveaway!!!
The hop theme is Summer which can mean so many things to so many people! I had so many ideas I had the hardest time narrowing it down to one! However, I’ve had quite the crazy week or so, and to be honest I was feeling like I could use an adult beverage, which made me remember this retired set from Impression Obsession called Party Drinks and I just knew I had to use it! Take note on the way the sentiments come pre-curved as that will come up again later.
Fun, right? I started off by stamping ALL the images, cause they are just awesome, and colored them with Tombow markers, my current favorite coloring medium. I will admit that I did a little image searching to try to find appropriate colors for my drinks that matched the glassware, as I have a dear friend that is a expert in all things regarding alcoholic beverages. No, you stop right there… she’s not an alcoholic!!! LOL! Come now, this is my friend Virginia (V for short) of PassionsandDistractions who we are talking about! She loves to know the history of the different types of alcohols and fun cocktail recipes. V writes an AWESOME series called Mix It Mondays that is highly entertaining even if you don’t like to drink!!! You should go check it out HERE! Not only is she an adept drink mixologist, she’s a wonderful cardmaker too, and also one of the sweetest and funniest people on the planet! OK… I’ll set my girl crush to the side and get back to the card!!! After coloring the images, I added Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen, white gel pen, and lots of Nuvo Crystal Glaze! Check out the shine!!!
The background was a quick and easy ink blending with makeup brushes with Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Antique Linen, and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxides. I freely admit I struggled a bit with the sentiment because it comes curved but after trying multiple things, I settled on straightening out the sentiment to the best of my abilities and stamping it. I had a banner die it fit perfectly, but then the banner wouldn’t fit on the card. *sigh* Oh well! The card came together easily from there with just popping the images in two thicknesses of foam tape for uber dimension! I attached the whole panel to a kraft card base. I had a few extra images than would fit on the front so I used them to decorate the inside! Check it out:
Thanks for visiting me today, and be sure to hop onto Instagram where this is also posted, as well as a bunch of other fun summer cards as part of this IG Hop!!! This hop is hashtag driven so check out for #summerlovincardhop to see all the projects! If you are new here and like what you see please consider subscribing to the blog or following me on IG @misplacedmojo and same for any of the creators along the hop. We all appreciate new followers more than you know!!! Hope you are enjoying your summer and hope you get yourself some Summer Lovin!
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
- Alphabet Challenge – I is for Island Fun (Anything Tropical) – ends 8/12
- YNS – #144 – Summer Days – ends 8/7
- CRAFT – #566 – Summer – ends 8/5
- Double D Challenges – Let’s Go to the Beach – ends 8/2
- Little Red Wagon – #560 – Give Us Your Background – ends 8/5
- Sisterhood of Crafters – Anything Ocean or Beachy – ends 8/10
- The Paper Funday – #19 – Anything Goes w/opt. The Great Outdoors – ends 8/2
- Try it on Tuesdays – Summertime – ends 8/4
- Bastel-Traum – #91 – Anything Goes – ends 8/15
- Stamplorations – Summer – ends 10/1
- Colouring in Scrapland – July/August – Summer – ends 9/6
- Gem of a Craft – Week 16 – Anything Goes – ends 8/11
- Country View Challenges – August – I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside – ends 8/31