Monday, May 21, 2012

Bonne Santé (Good Health)

"They" say that a bit of wine from time to time is good for your health.  So when I saw Sheena Douglass' new Provence stamps, I decided to use the Bonne Santé stamp.

When I made this card, I started with a piece of 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" kraft-colored card stock.  Also a
3 7/8" x 5 1/8" piece of purple card stock and a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock.

The kraft-colored card stock was folded in half for the card base.  This card has a side fold. I used the Extra Strong Permanent Adhesive to attach the purple card stock to the center of the card base.

On the Ultra Smooth Cardstock, I placed the bottle and glass image.  I used basic masking to add the other wine glass behind the bunch of grapes in the first image.  Then, I placed the Bonne Santé image to the left of the neck of the wine bottle.  I colored the images with Spectrum Noir Markers.

I used a scrap of the Ultra Smooth Cardstock to place the image of the bunches of grapes.  I used the Spectrum Noir markers on this too.  I then "fussy cut" out the image.

Using the tape, I centered the main images on top of the purple card stock. 

I used the double-sided foam adhesive to pop up the bunches of grapes on the top left portion of the card.  Please refer to the image for placement.

I placed three purple gem stones in the bottom right corner of the card.  The last thing I did was to use a opaque white gel pen to scratch in some highlights in the images.

I wish you all a wonderful week!!  To my Kentucky followers and friends ... please remember to vote on Tuesday, May 22nd. 

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Until next time, I am ever searching for inspiration.



  1. You are a master of coloring images!!! The shading, the highlights... I feel like I could pick that glass up and have a drink of wine! You inspire me to keep trying to master my Spectrum Noirs. I meet all the above requirements in hopes of the last week of May being my lucky week!

  2. Once again a beautiful job. I would love to win this prize. I'm going to cross my fingers again!

  3. The hanging grapes look so nice. I like your coloring skills, too.

  4. This card is so beautiful! I can't believe how real and liquid the wine looks iin the glasses!! Great job!!!

  5. Fabulous card. I loved your colosing grapes looking so real.

    This is really a great tool to make envelops. Really eager to win. Fingers crossed.

  6. A must have tool... loving it. Thanks for the chance to win.