So, I finally got my first ever 1 cent item at Michaels. A co-worker of mine just recently had a birthday and I asked her good friend what she liked and she told me roosters. Well, of all the stamps that I have, I was almost positive I didn't have a rooster. So, I stopped at Michaels and saw a stamp but it was $8.50 which I didn't really want to spend on a stamp that I may not use again. After searching for a bit I saw a bucket that said $3 and under. In there I found a worn rooster so I decided to get it and that the price would be better. I went up to pay and surprise, 1 cent!
Well, I have made wine markers before but this time I did it slightly different. Rather than using ear wires I just formed them using wire and pliers. I then used some white shrinky dink material and stamped the rooster using Staz On Ink. I then used CTMH colored pencils to color in the watering can and parts of the rooster. After hole punching the plastic I then used the plastic I then used my embossing gun to shrink it up.
Next, I decided to make a holder for the wine markers. A good friend of mine got married a few years ago and made wine markers in a case as her favor. I used that wedding favor as an example to create my own. I used Autumn Terracotta CTMH paper and scored it in 3 places to create a sort of matchbook. I then also used my Gypsy to create the holder to insert the wine charms into. Finally I stamped and colored a rooster on Colonial White paper and added on some distressed ink to add dimension and glued it onto the front.