If you’re looking for a chic way to gift a bottle to your favorite drinking buddy or the perfect place-card-cum-party-favor for your next wine-soaked fete, have I got the tags for you! Scraps here, and I’ve been splashing around in the Shaken Not Stirred Mixed Media Kit.
I started by having my eCraft cut out half a dozen 6-inch bottle shapes from speckled card stock, then I pulled out the awesome magazine and book pages from the kit to find my words and images. The people came from a Coca-Cola ad–aren’t they stylish?!–and the recipes to go on the companion tags came from some pages of a cocktail guide. I used my tags as a cutting template and cut them all to size. The bits from the pages got their edges dabbed with some Versamark ink.
The chipboard martini glasses (also in the kit) were perfect additions to the women’s cards and the bottle caps for the man.
The top and sides of each bottle shape were sponged with Barn Red craft paint through some round punchinella. For the cork/cap I wrapped some Mail Art washi tape around the top of the die cut (also to reinforce the hole I was about to cut in them) and then created the wrap around the neck with more washi tape, this time the Beautiful Music design. Then the cut pages were attached with Power Tape.
The martini glasses were “filled” with 3 colors of Art Anthology Gelates: Splashed, Red Velvet and Kenyan Copper to give it a layered cocktail look. Round the edges and the glass and down the stem was covered with silver dimensional paint by Tulip. Once dry they were attached to the front tags with Helmar Quick Dry.
ProTip: The Quick Dry likes to ooze out a little after you’ve twisted the cap closed. To avoid wasting this precious stuff, leave the last bit of your item bare, close the top, then use the overflow to add your glue to that last section.
“Don Draper” (tell me he doesn’t look a little like Jon Hamm!) got a couple pieces of ephemera (all from the kit) for a more “manly” decoration.
To hang the tags on the bottles, I used a small binder ring to hold each pair of tags together. If you use a 2″ binder ring you can easily slip it over the bottles neck and be done, or you can take a length of Baker’s Twine, strung a few times through the smaller binder rings, and then loop that over the bottle to secure the tags in place.
It wouldn’t take much to add some snarky sayings to each tag or a name if you wanted to use it as a place card.