Friday, August 5, 2011

Cricut 360° Blog Challenge #6 ... Refreshing

It's Friday and time for another Cricut 360° Blog challenge. It's been crazy hot so we're going to try to cool things down with some refreshing projects!

For my project, I tried to recreate one of my favorite things: an Olive Garden Italian Margarita. My, oh my ... they are yummy!


There are martini glasses on a couple of Cricut cartridges, but no margarita glasses, so I used my Gypsy to make my own. I welded an oval from Plantin Schoolbook to the top of the martini glass from Smiley Cards to create the margarita shape. I cut it two times, one from white cardstock and one from frosted Shrinky Dink material. I used a Copic marker to ink the frosted side. It's kind of hard to tell from the picture, but I inked the stem of the glass with a light blue Copic marker. I used Glossy Accents to adhere some clear Martha Stewart micro beads to the rim. Then I used more Glossy Accents (just on the side edges) to adhere the Shrinky Dink layer to the card stock layer.


I like my margaritas 'on the rocks', so I used more the of Shrinky Dink material to make ice cubes. The rounded squares are from George and Basic Shapes. I used my Gypsy to weld three together to form a base. Then I cut three separately. I inked the frosted sides with a light blue Copic marker, and then embossed them with the Tiny Mosaic Cuttlebug folder. I used clear dimensional dots to attach them to the base and slipped them in between the Shrinky Dink material and the cardstock. I like how they look like they're floating. Of course, every margarita needs a straw ... I used a pipe cleaner (slipped behind the white cardstock) to make mine!


The orange slice is from Preserves. It looked a little flat, so I glossed it up with a thin coat of Glossy Accents. For my sentiment, I used Thickers from American Crafts. They're actually yellow, so I inked them with the same Copic marker I used on the margarita.


Oh, and I guess I should tell you my card is a 6" x 6" square and the designer paper is from Stampin' Up. I hope you join us for this week's challenge ... I'd love to see your refreshing ideas!!


Thanks for stopping by ...

12 comments:

Adrian said...

Wow, so adorable!

Sonya said...

Love it!! So clever!

scrappinC said...

Love your project, the ice cubes are the best.
TFS!
Cindy Lou

Jovan said...

This is definitely "Refreshing"! I love it!

DebC said...

Super cute! I love the way you did the ice cubes. I have shrinky dink material and I'm going to have to use it. I have had it for years to be honest and never used it yet. I think I will make some cute pirates for a layout with it!
Deb Crowder
bugjuiced.blogspot.com

Daisylove Creations said...

I really love your card and how you made the margarita glass...how clever!! Will have to try it since this is also my favorite drink. Mmmmm, margarita on the rocks...yummy!!
Diana
daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

Daisylove Creations said...

I really love your card and how you made the margarita glass and the ice cubes...how clever!! Will have to try this since margaritas are my favorite!
Mmmmm, margarita on the rocks...yummy!!
Diana
daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, Jo this is fabulous. I love how you've created this with the glass and the cute ice cubes. I just discovered the Cricut Challenge blog and entered for the first time but I can't come up with anything as good as this!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs
Carol x

Margie said...

Jo, the detail and texture on this is absolutely amazing! I LOVE THIS CARD!!!!!!!

ChatterScene.com said...

Jo this is super cute! I love it:)

Lisa said...

Those ice cubes are amazing! i was thinking about a lemonade glass doing something similar...but it didnt work out! your creation is awesome!

Cindy said...

I love this card! You used lots of fun techniques on it, too. Awesome job!