Those pictures were taken at the office a couple of years ago. I based my design off of a November 2016 page Maps sketch and I adapted it to a 12" x 12" layout. The Here's to Cheers stamp set was perfect for this page, not only because of the wine image, but also because I was able to use part of a sentiment to create my title. Sentiment reads, "A toast to our hosts" and I inked only the first two words to create "A toast to our success." The rest of the title was stamped using the Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Upper and Lower.
The papers used are from Pink Paislee and I discovered that my new Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink pad was a perfect match to the paper colors. I have also recently watched a calligraphy video from Kristina Werner and was surprised to discover that she uses shimmer watercolor to do her calligraphy. Her trick is to add water to her shimmer watercolor and then use her wet paintbrush to transfer the diluted pigments to her calligraphy tip. It clicked that I already had a calligraphy pen at home and that I might be able to use my Cosmic Shimmer Watercolor Paints with it. Today was my first try and it worked quite well, as you can see from the names underneath the pictures and the journaling. The journaling shimmer when you move the paper around and it catches the light, but at the same time, the ink coverage is solid and the words can easily be read despite the shimmer. I will definitely be using this technique again on other projects.
Stamps: Saison pétillante (Here's to Cheers - Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Sage Shadow
Ink: Iced Spruce Distress Oxide (Ranger)
Patterned Papers: Parisian Anthology (Pink Paislee)
Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits,
Stampin' Dimensionals, Folders Coluzzle Template, Pearl Necklace Sequins (Little Things from Lucy's Cards),
Cosmic Shimmer Watercolor Paints, Calligraphy Pen, Vanilla Striped Satin Ribbon