Saturday, November 20, 2010

Welcome to your first stop...

Welcome to your first stop for Urban Swank's Holiday Blog Hop! I have created part of my gift for my mom. I will have to make the second portion of the gift a bit closer to Christmas. I decorated a bottle that I am going to fill with Apple Pie. It's not a real Apple Pie... it's a type of drink. And I have the recipe for it at the end of the post if you are interested in making it :)

Here is the card and the decorated bottle along with the adhesive I used. You can see all the other products I used, but you can not phyically see the adhesives, so I included them in the photo ;)

I will start with my bottle since I really love how it turned out! I used Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to glue the first layer to the bottle... 450 is perfect for things like that!! Then I used the Acid Free Glue to adhere the next 2 layers of paper. I applied Step one of the Crackle Medium over the entire bottle. While that was drying/setting (it needs to sit for 10-15 min) I played around with one of my Urban Lily Secret Keeper Windows. First, I cut the "windows" off because I wanted more of a frame.... perfect! Then, I Glimmer Misted it with Peacock Chalkboard and Riptide. I used the Acid Free Glue again sporadically on the window and added some glitter. The glitter was chunky and larger than what I wanted, so I went over the same areas with the acid free glue again and this time I added beadazzles. You can still see the glitter and I really like it, it's just not so "in your face" ;) And then I adhered the happiness definition to the back of the window.

By now, Step 2 is ready to be applied, so I applied it all over the bottle. I used a heat gun to speed up the process of the dry time since I am impatient - lol! I tied tulle around the neck and adhered the window to the bottle and it was done!

Check out the crackle in full force.... it looks SO awesome on the glass:

Onto the card!
I used 4 different Urban Lily papers for the matts and distressed the heck out of their edges! Then I took a Secret Keeper Window and Glimmer Misted the heck out of it... Red Velvet, Cherry Limeaide, Peppermint Stick and Snow Angel! I fussy cut the sentiment and the flowers... used Helmar's Liquid Scrap Dots and Zapdots on the flowers, added a bit of ribbon and called it a day ;)

Becky Teichmiller <---- You are here
Erika Taylor <---- Click here to go to the next blog!
Apple Pie


Combine:
1 gallon apple cider
1 gallon apple juice
3 cups sugar
6 cinnamon sticks

mix and heat until the sugar is dissolved and just before it boils. Let it cool completely. Add 1 bottle (1 liter) Everclear. Pour into bottles. Serve chilled.
 
Enjoy your hop!
Becky Teichmiller

21 comments:

Glenda said...

very beautiful project!!

Federica said...

hi! what an ispiring idea for my Christmas gifts (both bottle and recipe!)
thank you :)

Glo said...

The card is beutiful! And also the bottle is so nice!!

La bottega di Melany said...

very nice this card!

polinka said...

I love your project!!!

Rosie said...

Great idea!

Dena said...

You're welcome for the recipe!! lol Love this project, but you already knew that : )

Donna said...

Great idea for a gift! Good job.

Rita said...

Beautiful project!

marcibun said...

Love this Becky! Great idea :)

Gloria Westerman said...

How cool is that....love your bottle and card....thank you for the recipe....tfs

Bekah said...

I love how the crackle looks on the glass bottle!

Virginia said...

That's gorgeous...I am jotting down the recipe now :-) Thanks B!

Denise said...

What a gorgeous way to decorate a bottle!!! Your drink sounds really yummy :)

stralunata said...

this project is so cool...a sweet gift for a sweet person.

Elena said...

hi!beautiful project!

Mary Jean said...

what a great idea!!! Love the bottle! and cant wait to try out your recipe!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

What a great project!

Ciacchina said...

che simpatica idea!

Leeann Pearce said...

Oh i like how you used the 1 and 2 on the bottle...i will have to try that! thanks.

Dolores said...

wow, wow, wow, I love it all!! great projects.