Saturday, 8 September 2012

Dynamic Duo's Challenge 19

We will probably not be able to join our daughter and family for Thanksgiving this year, so I decided instead of a card for the Dynamic Duo challenge this week I would make a wine bottle hanger. They can hang it on their dinner wine and know that we are with them in spirit.

I don't have any Cajun Craze, but I did get a package of Canyon Clay back when I placed my Papertrey Ink order and it seems pretty close. I usually have some Always Artichoke - it's one of those go-to-greens in my studio. These colours just say AUTUMN to me! 

I used the Papertrey Ink wine bottle die as the base, cutting it out of Canyon Clay. I cut it again out of Always Artichoke, lining up the edge of the green with the fold line on the die. Then I trimmed a little off the top and each side so the orange would show through on the base.

Almost everything on this project is by Stampin' Up!  (I'm such a fan, ha ha).  The pretty fabric brad is from my stash, and I added a little Stickles (spread with a brush).

The flower was made by punching a piece of the Canyon Clay, running it through a crimper several times to break down the fibres, then pulling the card stock apart. It reveals a lovely suede like texture!  (Thanks Vicky for reminding me about this technique - see her post HERE).

I see in the photos that the words are stamped crooked! Sheesh - I even used a stamp positioner. I will be popping that off and replacing it with one that is straight. I should have stamped first THEN punched it out around the words.  

Be sure to check out the wonderful submissions from the Dynamic Duo Design Team, as well as the other two Guest Designers for September!

Karen Aicken (GD)   That's me!!


  1. wonderful color like the hanger

    Hello from Elma

  2. Beautiful tag, Karen. ;-) That flower is so lovely, and I love all the texture and interest you added to this. Fantastic. ;-)

  3. Such a great wine bottle tag Karen, love the polka dot brad in the center of your pretty flower!

  4. Oh my goodness, i NEED that wine tag die, Karen! You are an enabler! Lol! Your tag is gorgeous! I really like all of the details you added, too. The little bits of sparkle really add so much and such a great way to dress up a bottle of wine for Thanksgiving dinner. Love it! Have a great weekend! :)

  5. Lovely wine tag, gorgeous design elements, nice way to dress up a Thanksgiving bottle of wine Karen.

  6. Lovely card, I like how you made your flower!


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