Thursday, January 26, 2017

Get Carded: I'll Drink To That!

Hello! My husband's birthday was yesterday, and as the day began, I had no idea what theme I would use to craft his birthday card. To get inspiration, I picked up Food Mania, a book chock-full of reproduced vintage images pertaining to food and drink. It had been a 50c garage sale purchase over the summer.

And I was inspired indeed, by a 19th C. image of a German brewer happily admiring a glassful of his beer. Since my husband's a craft beer enthusiast, there was my theme!

The card:

Materials used:
  • white card stock
  • image of German brewer holding up a glass of beer
  • "Right Brain Brewery" logo, cut from carton of same
  • beer definition from vintage dictionary (beer n. An alcoholic beverage made from malt and hops)
  • Schlitz beer swag lamp image, cut from vintage Sears catalog
  • wording under brewer's feet (not visible in photo) accompanied catalog image; it mentions the order number, product name and price ($14.99)
  • "IT'S your birthday! i'll drink TO THAT!": some words were cut from vintage books (A West Michigan tourism guide and a children's dictionary), while others were stamped 
A close-up:

I'd say that brewer looks pretty pleased with his product! And my husband was pretty pleased with his birthday card as well. 

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