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Man am I ever ready for some wine!! Or is it whine? Regardless, this was a labour of love in a short amount of time.
Our assignment this week was to use this unreleased set - Girls Night Out (available Wed. at 10pm EST). Simple right? NOT! I finally decided to make a "Girls Night In" kit. My friends and I still have young children, so we love to get together at someones house after the kids are in bed and just visit and enjoy each other's company. I actually have a particular group of 4 friends and we (tongue in cheek) refer to our group as the Wondermommies. We enjoy wine, but our tastes are pretty simple, and so a blind tasting just isn't our style. I decided instead to do 5 wine pairings - keeping all the wines from Australia and pairing them with various cheeses. Here's the entire set.
I've been wanting to try to stamp coasters for a while, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity! I used unglazed tumbled tiles and stamped in Brilliance Ink. I shot them with my heat gun and let them sit for a half hour or so. I coloured them with my copics and sponged the edges with distress ink. I then sprayed them with a sealer and put felt on the bottom.
I also made some wine charms. I used the Bling Bet alphabet for the initials (aren't they cute all shrunk down?), stamped in Brilliance on Shrinky Dinks and cut out. I also stamped the wine glass in Brilliance and coloured the reverse side with copics.
Since we're pairing wines with cheeses, I decided to make some cheese pics. I stamped a portion of the main image in the set behind the name of the cheese in a light pink ink.
I think that sitting with Sherrie at copic certification must have inspired me 'cause I decided to stamp some cloth napkins. I adhered ribbon using heat and bond and then stamped in Brilliance, heat set, and coloured with copics.
Finally I made a menu so we would know which pairings were coming next and I made wine journals so we could take notes and jot down names, varietals, and years.
The paper is all Basic Grey Bittersweet. What do you think? I'm excited to put all this to good use and have my Wondermommy friends over! So L, K, N, and B - let's pick a night o.k.?
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