Thursday, April 3, 2008

Mojito Sunset

Another boss of mine has to travel to our remote locations quite frequently. One of those is in California so I always tease him that he is going to be sipping Mojito's on the beach instead of working. He always says he wishes that were true and that his wife was with him sipping those Mojito's. Can you tell we like to say M-O-J-I-T-O-S! So last week (or so...) he gave me a gift card to my favorite restaurant Cracker Barrell because I'm just so awesome! I did a bunch of reports he was behind on and got a lot of other things taken care of. I told him it was my job and wasn't a problem but he was so happy it was all done that he wanted me to know how thankful he was. Anyways, this was a long time in coming, but I wanted to make a Thank You for him and to let him know that he's appreciated for what he does at the office, too.

I had seen this tutorial on SCS and knew that's what I wanted to do. I know Mojitos are green, but I wanted the yellow just for fun on the cup, but I got a little carried away with the purple!

So this might not be the coolest card I've ever made, but one I'm pretty happy with! White cardstock was cut 6x11 and the vellum cup I just measured out and freehand cut. I wanted to create the beach, ocean and sunset so I sponged everything! I started out with Creamy Caramel for the beach, Brocade Blue for the ocean, and then added in the sunset. Always do lighter colors and then add in the darker ones when sponging as you can go darker, but you can't really go lighter! Base of the sunset was Summer Sun (lol perfect!), then Pumpkin Pie, Cameo Coral, Regal Rose, Rose Red and finally Elegant Eggplant (in that order). Then Eggplant was used on the ocean, and then the beach I went back in with Close to Cocoa. For the cup I used Garden Green and Summer Sun and then used Crystal Effects on the top and sprinkled Ultra Thick Embossing Powder over it. But don't heat set it! Again no clue on a Mojito, Copper Camels are more my style, but I wanted to have salt on the rim! Crystal Effects were then added onto the surf and out in the ocean. I didn't have time to run and get straws, or a fun umbrella, but it would have really added to it!
My family lives in Florida so I for sure have to make one of these cards for my Mom. Hers will definately get an umbrella and maybe a fruit slice on the edge!
Alright so here is a supply list because that is a long paragraph!
Supplies: Whisper White Cardstock, Vellum, Adhesive, Crystal Effects, UTE Power, Sponge
Inks: Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Brocade Blue, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Cameo Coral, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green

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