Lime Yours for FMS172

We’ve all seen the gorgeous, yellow lemon from A Happy Thing – one of this year’s wonderful Sale-a-Bration offerings.  What if we’ve been wrong all along?  What if this lemon has really been a lime all this time?  How embarrassing that would be!  🙂  Here’s a cute Valentine’s Day card I made for Linda Callahan’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge:

A Happy Thing, Back to Basics Alphabet, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS172Lime Yours!  Do you get it?  Do you love it?  It might be a bit of a stretch, I know, but it’s kinda cute when it hits your tongue right.  I just couldn’t resist the childish pun for Valentine’s Day.  Here’s Linda’s fun sketch that inspired my card:Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Simple Layers.  Linda’s sketch is featured on the central panel of my card.  I used the lemon…errr…lime image as the large shape and the sentiment as the smaller one.  With different-sized borders around the central panel, I added an interesting frame for the focal point.  While I’d normally add a thin border around the central Whisper White piece, I decided to leave it alone here.  If you’d like to hear my tips for creating interesting borders, check out my video here.
  • Stamp, Stamp, Stamp…  For a simple card, there’s a lot of stamping here.  I stamped the central image on Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow (and snipped the appropriate images.  I stamped the same image on the Whisper White card stock and the bottom of it again on the band of Pear Pizzazz Subtles Background Designer Series Paper Stack.  That’s four times!  I stamped the sentiment with Back to Basics Alphabet Stamps by stamping each letter one-at-a-time.  I’ve never stamped so much in my life (please don’t believe that last statement because it’s a TOTAL lie).  🙂A Happy Thing, Back to Basics Alphabet, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS172
  • Plan, Plan, Glue.  This card looks pretty simple – and it is.  At the same time, there are several layers that need to be carefully considered before the glue comes out to play.  Once everything was stamped and snipped, I glued down the strip of Pear Pizzazz Subtles Background Designer Series Paper Stack.  I then added the band of Whisper White Bakers Twine (I wanted the twine to pass under the leaves).  I THEN added the leaves and lime.  Gluing down the layers was last.  I carefully planned it all out and moved slowly.  It’s no good to glue now, regret later.

Stamp Sets:  A Happy Thing, Back to Basics Alphabet  Papers:  Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Subtles Background Designer Series Paper (Pear Pizzazz)  Inks:  Pear Pizzazz, Jet Black Stazon  Accessories:  Whisper White Bakers Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals

A Happy Thing, Back to Basics Alphabet, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS172

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  1. Brian, I love this card and I think the image looks much better coloured as a lime! Brilliant thought, you clever chap!

  2. What a great card. I love the play on words, and I too prefer the image as a lime instead of a lemon. Thanks for sharing.

  3. “…lime yours”, really? You are the King of punsters.

  4. Thank you Brian, you are as refreshing as that lime! So enjoy you!

  5. I adore this…..and then some……I do love a good pun! This card is sub…..lime….

  6. How do you think of this stuff??!! Love it!

  7. This is totally YOU Brian!!!! Very clever! I love your style.
    I love your sense of humor!

  8. Love it!! Tell me what do you use to keep the envelope linner in ? I really like that look, it’s like the final touch.

    • Thanks for the comment you left on my blog today. You asked about how I keep the envelope liner in my envelope. It’s really very easy. I push the cropped liner all the way into the envelope, positioning it exactly where I want it. I then fold the flap down and fold the liner with it. I push the envelope flap back and then give the liner a good crease. I dab a little glue on the liner and then close the flap. It’s only glued to the flap of the envelope. I think I’ll do a video. 🙂

  9. I see what you did there. Clever boy.

  10. Oh, who said Valentines have to be Red or Pink?? WOW!!! Brian, this is so awesome, love the change of colors, love your layering (that’s no news!!), love your paper snipping, really a fresh, unique Valentine, totally out of the box!!
    Thank you for sharing, have a great Sunday. 🙂

  11. Orange you glad you made the lemon a lime? (you knew someone was going to say that, it might as well be me, right?) Such a great card, and I do love your pun!

  12. Oh so cute! I love the design elements you put in place. The layers are just right!

  13. Brian – I love the “lime yours”! I also love that you make my day every day. This card is beautiful, sweet and charming all at once. Love it.

  14. Love the Lime too, but it really is a Lemon

  15. Blimey …. ! Beautiful card.

  16. You are so punny! Love your take on this sketch, and golly the envelope liner always packs a wallop.

  17. It’s cute as a lime but maybe it’s a deformed orange!

  18. I think this card is adorable. Love the idea of changing it to a lime.

  19. Love it! Love it! Love it!

  20. Love this!! I do prefer the saying, “When life gives you limes…” Cuz the end of that saying is, “make margaritas” (much happier-making than lemonade LOL)

  21. Everyone is right-on with their comments, pun, color and layers all FUN!

  22. Brian, you NAIL IT lime after lime…

  23. CUTE! So snappy…and well…. so citrus-y and stuff! Love this lemon as a lime…and I adore your “lime yours”… absolutely an awesome card!

  24. Sweetest valentine I’ve seen this year!

  25. Loving the green lime and the greens look fabulous together! Wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  26. Love the pun, Brian. And why not a lime? The two look alike except for the color. I love your entire design of this card.

  27. You are a clever, clever man!

  28. So VERY cute! I love the pun. Great job!

  29. Ah…such wit and talent…love the carefully laid out details on your card, Mister King:)

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