It’s Erica popping in with a card today and it’s bright and summery, to hang on to the last of the warm days and sunshine. I’m not ready to let go, I love summer!
For this card I’ve used the Orange You Glad set and lots of yellow hues of Distress Oxide inks. The ones I have used are Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber.
The stamps I have used is the sliced lemon for the background as well as some extra. And the whole lemon and the sentiment that says ‘when life gives you lemons, keep them-because hey! Free lemons!’.
To start with, I cut, scored and folded a piece of card stock to create my base. I stamped the lemon slice all over this, by alternating the colours to create a pattern. Once that was finished, I set that aside. I kept on stamping the lemon slice on another piece of card stock. These I fussy cut out using scissors. I then arranged them in a pile to go on top of the pattern I had stamped.
When I was happy with the arrangement of the slices, I turned them over and added foam tape to the back of them. Using larger pieces to keep them in place and stop them from moving from their position. I LOVE foam tape, it adds so much dimension and interest to a card without altering anything about the actual design. Love, love, love that stuff!
The whole lemon I also stamped up, fussy cut out and added foam tape to the back of it. Same thing with the sentiment. Before adding any of these to the card though, I stamped ‘sweet’ in black in towards the top left corner of the card. The whole lemon got adhered close to that with foam tape. Ironic, isn’t it, lol! Lemon, sweet? No?
To make the ‘sweet’ stand out a bit, I added Glossy Accent to it but it was a rather fiddly affair. Next time I will add clear embossing powder instead I think!
I think this would look fun in greens too, to make the slices limes. My husband loves lime flavour so if I need a quick card for him soon, that’s what I will do. Yep. I lime him. Lime? Love? Get it?
Thanks for stopping by today and listening to my jibber-jabbering!
Lots of lime from Erica (ha!)