A Lemon Zest Valentine’s Day Card for FabFri128

Pink and green – this week’s FabFriday color combination – gave me the inspiration to make a sweet Valentine’s Day card with some of my favorite items from Stampin’ up!’s 2017 Annual Catalog and a couple of new items from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Occasions Catalog. Here’s my card:

Lemon Zest, Lovely Inside and Out, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri128, Valentine's Day card

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

Stampin' Up! Color Inpsiration: Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald EnvyTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Lemon Zest Bundle. You know I love my punches – and the Lemon Zest Bundle is right up there with my favorites. I love the rustic look of the lemon (or, in my case, lime) and wanted to showcase it against a pop of solid color. The sentiment that accompanies the stamp set – “to my main squeeze” (get it?!?!) gave me the starting point I needed to turn this card into a Valentine’s Day card. Here’s a look at the Lemon Zest bundle:
    Lemon Zest Bundle, Stampin' Up! 143808

    Lemon Zest Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

    I stamped the lime again in Berry Burst and then used one of the oblong hearts from the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies crop a textured heart that matches the pattern in the citrus. Here’s a look a the fun shapes in this new set of dies:

    Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up! 145653

    Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Up!

  • Backdrop.  How fun is this bright, checkered paper?! While combing my papers for a bit of Lemon Lime Twist, I came across this pattern from the Tutti-fruitti 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. So bright and cheery! The other pages are filled with sweet fruits that would look great with my lime, but the color on this page worked so well with my color challenge. Here’s a look at the patterns and colors in this stack of papers:Tutti-frutti Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Pulling together a complete thought. While I really like “to my main squeeze,” I wanted a complete thought for my card. I pulled portions of other sentiments from my Lovely Inside & Out stamp set with a little help from masking – “sending” from “sending you” and “love” from “lovely.” Here’s where I grabbed all of the elements on this card:Lemon Zest, Lovely Inside and Out, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri128, Valentine's Day card

Bundles: Lemon Zest Bundle  Stamp Sets:  Lovely Inside & Out, Lemon Zest  Papers:  Tutti-Frutti 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Berry Burst, Thick White  Inks:  Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Lemon Builder punch, Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Fab Friday site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. What a cute idea and I love the bright color combo!

  2. Love this fun card, Brian, with the cute sentiment. I haven’t heard that saying in a long time. Enjoy your day. Stay safe in the icy weather.

  3. Suzie Patt Cullen

    Fun card and colors, Brian!
    Keep warm! It’s 43° here this AM in SW Florida!
    We’ve actually had to turn our “heat” on.

  4. There’s lots to love in this fresh palette and clever sentiment!

  5. I really like the clean lines of your cards and the great color combinations.
    Wind chills -25 in Wisconsin…think warm!

  6. Great card Brian. There are so many great items in the annual catalog that we sort of “forget” when the Holiday and then Occasions catalogs go live. I think how you paired items from the annual and Occasions catalogs was ingenious. The dsp works so well with the challenge. Awesome job

  7. Maria A Rodriguez

    Love, Love the awesome and clever sentiment and I Love, Love the fabulous colors, so fresh and happy. This card warms my heart right now that we are living in this frozen tundra 😉
    Thank you for sharing.

  8. So cute!! Great color combo! What did we do before Lemon Lime Twist? LOL

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