Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Cheers to a Challenge!
The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog threw down a "cool yummy treat with optional shape card" challenge this week! I love all things cool and yummy, I think. So I debated which treat would be made into a card. I literally called on the skills I learned back in maybe 2nd grade, the skill of brainstorming. I sat and wrote down every cool yummy treat I could think of. On a couple of them I had mini brainstorms underneath. Ultimately, the margarita seemed like the perfect adult cool and yummy treat to drink, er I mean create! Now came the challenge of finding a margarita glass on my Cricut cartridges. On the Cuttin' Up cartridge there is a martini glass and font set. I cleverly used my Design Studio software to mold the martini glass into a funky deco style margarita glass shaped card! The olive that gets cut out along with the "martini" glass had the toothpick cut off and became a lime. I obviously cut the card on white card stock. I used a scrapbooking plastic to trace out the "glass". In between the glass and card is some DCWV green glitter card stock or margarita mix. The ice cubes I picked up at Archiver's. They are actually Crystal Stickers Mosaic 10mm in white. Although, I think they have such a pretty shimmer to them, just like rock candy! I salted the rim of the glass with Stickles in Star Dust. Since the lime was originally white, I tinted it green with some color box pigment. I added my lines and used Stickles in Green to make the peel. Since the lime needed a seed, I used a tiny green gem in the center. Just a cut and it slipped right on to the rim of the glass. Now every good host has some way to mark who gets what glass. I experimented with metal rings and such, but those were too bulky and just sort of threw the delicate card off. The shimmery sheer ribbon seemed like a perfect fit. When I entertain I really do wrap stuff up with ribbon. For example, I think napkins with the necessary utensils rolled up inside look so cute in a basket with matching ribbon on the handle and ribbon around the utensil roll! So, at my house it is not one bit odd that I might have bits of ribbon tied around the bottom of a margarita or wine glass to mark who gets which glass! Finally, what cool yummy treat with alcohol doesn't have an umbrella?! I just had to slip it in between the layer of card stock and my margarita mix. There you have it, a calorie free, alcohol free, cool, yummy, summer treat. Cheers!