yes, it's CAARDVARKS challenge time again and the theme is, "DRINK UP"! to enter, all you need to do is make a card...or cards (as always, you may submit as many creations as you like!) ...with a beverage on it: tea, coffee, milk, lemonade, sodapop, martini, margarita*, the choice is up to you! just whip 'em up and link 'em up by midnight on june 18th for a shot at the big prize!
here is a closeup of my favorite part of this card...the swirls of "steam" coming off her majesty's teacup!
to make them, i glued some fancy pants chipboard scrolls to a neat old-guide-book map of central london and then cut out around 'em and inked up the edges. super easy, but i LOVE the way it gives dimension to the (otherwise flat) magazine collage!
btw, if you have those scrolls, and you realize how large they are, you are probably now thinking, "hey lauren! that's one BIG HONKIN' CARD you've got there!!!" uh huh. it's 12 x 9". see, that's the thing about magazine collage...you kind of have to build around the size of your chosen images...and sometimes you wind up with a "card" that's a bit bigger than the ones they sell at hallmark. a bit bigger than a standard sized envelope, as well. i try not to get too hung up on that, because you know what? people RIP OPEN THE ENVELOPE in order to get to the card! :) when i find myself in possession of a "cardzilla" i either sandwich it between two layers of cardboard--and then wrap it in kraft paper, reinforce with packing tape, and mail it...OR...i display it on top of a wrapped present...or tuck it into a giftbag. bottom line: if you've HANDMADE an amazing card specifically for someone special...they will LOVE IT!!!
*if you do make a card with an alcoholic beverage on it, i must ask you quite solemnly to promise NOT to make a card with an automobile on it afterwards. safety first, kids! safety first!