I had to make a birthday for a friend of mine who happens to be a man and loves to drink a high-end whiskey. Being the brilliant person I am, what better stamp set to use than the Stampin’ Up!® Whiskey Business stamp set? I am a genius, right?
To make this card I first stamped the whiskey decanter and the glass in Memento Black ink. Then I used some Stampin Blends in Soft Suede and Daffodil Delight to color the whiskey. Whiskey Business does not have coordinating dies so I had to fussy cut them out. You know I am not much of a fussy cutter, but the lines on these stamps are fairly straight so it was not too hard to do. Next, I ran a Basic White card base through my Cut & Emboss machine using the Bricks and Mortar 3D embossing folder. I cut a piece of Design A Daydream Designer Series Paper using a die from Basic Borders and adhered that to the card. I thought it looked like a table with an old-fashioned tablecloth. You know. Those plastic ones your mother used to use. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink onto a piece of Soft Suede card stock and cut off the end at an angle. I adhered the sentiment strip, the whisky decanter and the glass using Dimensionals.
If you need to make a masculine card, Stampin’ Up!® has some great stamp sets you can use. Whiskey Business is one of my favorites since most of the men in my life love whiskey. Of course, you could not color it in and say it is Vodka or Rum if that fits better. My grandmother always had a decanter of water next to her bed that looked just like the one in the stamp set, so that would work too.
Whiskey Business is a new stamp set that is in the 2020/2021 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. It is a perfect stamp set to use for a masculine card which we all know is hard to do. Stampin’ Up!® has always had some good stamp sets for this purpose and I usually buy most of them because they are perfect.
To make this card I first stamped the glass and decanter in Early Espresso ink and cut them out using my Paper Snips. I am not a very good fussy cutter (what they call cutting things out by hand in the card making business) but these were easy to do since they are mostly straight lines. Stampin’ Up!® Paper Snips work really well because they are small and have a very sharp point. Then I colored them using my Cinnamon Cider Stampin Blends.
I took a piece of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and cut it out using the Layered Ovals Dies. Then I cut off one end of it to make it look like a table. Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Cinnamon Cider ink and cut that out using a die from the Tasteful Labels Die set. I attached the glass, decanter and sentiment using a Stampin Dimensionals to give it a little depth.
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Last week was my baby, Zachary’s birthday. By baby, I mean my youngest son who is now 33 years old. I am sure he doesn’t like to be called my baby, but he will always be that. I tell Emy, my granddaughter, who is three years old, that her Daddy is my baby. I show her pictures of him when he was little and she just laughs and run away.
This is the birthday card I sent to Zachary. Rob and all my boys drink whiskey so I knew I had to have this new stamp set called Whiskey Business that is in the 2020/2021 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog the minute I saw it. Actually, they all love Manhattans but they are close enough to Old Fashions that I knew it would work.
I made the background using a new die called called Best Plaid Builder. Oh my gosh, these dies are so easy to use. The set consists of two large dies. One made the Basic Gray background and the other made the Basic Black lines on this card. I layered both of them on top of a Whisper White card base. I stamped the whiskey decanter and the glass in Smoky Slate ink and cut them out using my paper snips. They were fairly easy to cut out since they are mostly straight lines. I colored the “whiskey’ using a new InColor Stampin Blends called Cinnamon Cider. Then I layered them on Whisper White and Basic Black circles. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black Ink and cut it out using a die from Tasteful Labels.
A little bit of news about the new Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine – It will be available for customers to order on September 1st! If you are a Demonstrator you can pre-order it on August 4th (one more reason to join my team!). It is going to be awesome! The Mini won’t be available then because it is still in production but I will let you know when as soon as I know.
Happy birthday (again), Zachary. You make me so proud!