Saturday 2 April 2016

A Gem of a Challenge DT Card - Anything But Square

It's challenge time again at A Gem of a Challenge, this fortnight our theme is "Anything But Square".
I decided to make a wine bottle shaped card for my DT project, using one of Janet's new digis, called Ernie With Wine, which I coloured with Promarkers, then fussy cut before sticking to the card with foam pads.
 I used a B-C-E template to create the shaped card, the bottle is more of a rich bottle green in reality, it hasn't photographed well at all.  I used some black card to give the effect of the black foil around the top of the bottle, and die cut some little loopy flourishes to go top and bottom of the large label, from the same green card as the bottle, to look like the embossed glass you often see on wine bottles, especially the more upmarket ones.
As luck would have it, I had a Creative Expressions wine label stamp that turned out to be exactly the right size for the bottle, I stamped it up in Rich Cocoa Memento ink on cream card and fussy cut it out.  I made a smaller label for the bottle using Spellbinders dies and a stamped 60, using the same ink.
The tag was stamped with a Papermania stamp twice, then inked, fussy cut, paper pieced, tied to the bottle neck with baker's twine, then held in place with foam pads.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Sweet Stampin' - How Old?
The Stamping Boutique - Masculine
Aud Sentiments - #152 - Birthday Sentiment or Number 6
Shopping Our Stash - #254 - For the Big or Biggest Boys
Get Creative - #35 - Must Use Green


  1. This is brilliant Wendy... I'm sure I used to have that template somewhere :-/
    Hugs Kelly xx

  2. Great shaped it. The image and wine bottle label pull it all together. Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments.

  3. So stunning Wendy.The shape is fantastic and I love the fun image :D

    xx coops xx

  4. Fantastic shape card! Love Ernie and his wine! Thanks for playing along with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our "Something for the Big Boys" challenge!

  5. Hi Wendy, This is a great card. I love your clever wine bottle shaped design. Ernie looks perfect stood there!

  6. Fab card - love the wine bottle and your image.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  7. Fabulous male card. Love the shape. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  8. Fabulous male card. Love the shape. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  9. Super idea! Love the shaped card.

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.



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