The idea of sending a message in a bottle has been around since 310 B.C. The Greek philosopher Theophrastus used to plop sealed bottles in the sea to prove that the Mediterranean was formed by the inflowing Atlantic. In the 16th century, Queen Elizabeth I of England believed that some bottles might contain secret messages sent home by British spies or fleet. As a result, she appointed an “Uncorker of Ocean Bottles”; making it a capital crime for anyone else to open one.
Today the idea of message in a bottle is more of fun romantic notion, thanks to literature and Hollywood movies. Show some love in a unique way with a message in a bottle. The nice thing is that these days you don't have to send the bottle via the ocean. So it's safe to embellish the bottle like I have, using Imagine's StazOn Studio Glaze medium, and StazOn ink. Stamp your stamp a message on a ribbon. Check out the tutorial on the Imagine Blog.