This week at Less is More, the challenge is "something that pops or bangs". Naturally, I immediately thought of a champagne cork.
I have a very old unmounted champagne bottle stamp, and a very new (well, less than 6 months old) champagne glass die, so they were the perfect combination. But I also wanted to represent the cork popping. I have a clear stamp from a Studio G mini set, intended for Fathers' Day, that says "pops" so I masked the "s" while inking it, then stamped and embossed it in gold.
I think the next step is where I went wrong - to give an "explosion" appearance, I sketched lines around the word with a glue pen and foiled it with gold foil - which I also used for the foil of the bottle top. I think the lines have taken it from a controlled CAS design to a rather messy one.