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:
Lime 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). 🙂
- 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
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