Festive Friday: Wine & Friends

May 18, 2018 | Friendship Cards | 1 comment

Festive Friday: Wine & Friends

May 18, 2018 | Friendship Cards | 1 comment

Is there seriously anything better than a glass of wine?

How about Wine & Friends!!! Yes! Sitting out on a back deck on a late Spring evening. Sharing stories – Laughing – Unwinding from the week… sounds like something you might even be doing tonight!

My project today was inspired by our newest Festive Friday challenge board. We found a fun “holiday” coming up on May 25th – WINE DAY!! (As if anybody needs an excuse!)

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I’m still focusing on the new Share What You Love bundle, so I came up with a creative way to work in wine and watercolor for my challenge inspiration design.

For the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0008). Featuring: Share What You Love suite. For more details, click through. #nicolewatt #pmretreat #stampinup #friends #wine #watercolor #handstamped

Love it? I thought it was a totally fun and inspired design using this new suite of products. Everything is available right now as a part of the new Annual Catalog pre-release! What you don’t see is that the background DSP (designer series paper) has pearl embossing on the little flowers. It is the best bit of subtle bling ever!

And, no, that wine stain is NOT a stamp! How did I do it then? Weeeellll – to find out, I’ll be doing a quick tutorial on my weekly Facebook Live broadcast (Running With Scissors) at the Paper Party group. So, join up and check out next Tuesday’s broadcast (6PM Central).

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