One of my stamping heroes, Julee Tilman, is the hostess this month over on the Our Creative Corner challenge blog. I was so excited when she asked me to be her guest designer for today's challenge!! The challenge is to use something clear on your project and she told me that pretty much anything goes! So ummm, does Vodka count???
I was so sick of Christmas-themed projects (and by this point could really use a stiff drink!!)...so I came up with this fun little New Year's gift.The gift contains all of the essential ingredients to mix up a nice, strong Cosmopolitan to toast the New Year...1 oz of Vodka, 1/2 oz Triple Sec, 1 oz cranberry juice, and 1/2 oz lime juice...poured into clear test tubes (found in the floral section of my local craft store)! The box was somewhat inspired by this project I saw on Andrea Walford's blog. She has a wonderful tutorial available, which I used as a starting point for building my gift box.I used Scenic Route DP for the gift box base and added a little Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss and Pumpkin Pie to the mix. The super fun star stamps are from the Seeing Stars set by Verve. My other clear element (besides test tubes themselves...and the Vodka) is the acetate covering the "windows" in the box! LOVE that! I added the Whiff of Joy "Cheers" sentiment to the circle punch layered onto a scallop circle punch and hanging from the box lid with silver cording. I added a Baja Breeze scalloped border and some Riding Hood Red ribbon to the box lid and VOILA! I'm all set to Ring in 2009!!So what do you think?? Be sure to head on over to the Our Creative Corner blog to check out the fabulous projects Julee and the other regular designers came up with this week!! (and then give it a go yourself - I can't wait to see your CLEARly awesome projects!!!