This week, Toni encouraged us to participate in The Cat's Pajamas Tuesday challenge, by providing this image of pretty glassware as an inspiration.
I was inspired by the colors, the white space around the glassware, and that the glasses were made of glass. Right away, I decided to use the Lava Lamp stamp. At first, I stamped them in the center of a card with an embossed rectangle in the center, but there was too much white space. I couldn't find a sentiment to my liking that balanced the card. Sometimes I want to make a card with no words on the front so that I can be used for any occasion. So, I looked at my small selection of patterned papers, and discovered, much to my amazement, that the DCWV Spring matstack matched the colors beautifully. So, I cut a frame out of the patterned paper and glued it to the card.
I arranged the lava lamps similar to the way the glasses were arranged. There is a 6th glass, a white one, in the photo. Glassware works well in even numbers but elements on a card work better in groups of odd numbers, so I did not stamp a white lava lamp. I put paper glaze over the lava lamps so they are shiny and look more glass-like.
Stamps: Lava Lamp from The Cat's Pajamas
Paper: Papertrey stampers select white, DCWV The Spring Matstack
Ink: Palette Noir, prismacolor pencils
Other: Crystal Effects paper glaze