Lots of Lemon Lime Twist for GDP185

This week’s Color Challenge at the Global Design Project gives us freedom – with a challenging twist. This week’s color challenge is “monochrome – any color of your choice.” How fun is that?! I didn’t hesitate one second before deciding to sit down and play with Lemon Lime Twist, a favorite of mine for the past two years. Sadly, Lemon Lime Twist will be retiring when the current catalog retires (or when Lemon Lime Twist products sell out), but I feel like I’m still saying “hello” to this luscious green. Here’s my card:

Floral Frames Bundle, Lemon Lime Twist, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

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

GDP185Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Floral Frames. For my sweet tribute to Lemon Lime Twist, I reached for my Floral Frames Bundle, a gorgeous bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018-2019 Annual Catalog that will also be retiring on June 3 (or when these products sell out). I didn’t initially think this set was “my style” – but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed playing with it and making lots of projects with it. Here’s a look at the Floral Frames Bundle:Floral Frames Bundle, Stampin' Up! 148406Here’s where this bundle shows up on this card – the stamped border, the stamped sentiment and the cropped border:Floral Frames Bundle, Lemon Lime Twist, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • 3/8″ Mini Ruffled Ribbon. I’ve LOVED the 3/8″ Mini Ruffled Ribbon that was released in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018-2019 Annual Catalog (it comes in all five of the 2017-2019 In Colors). I’ve used it to wrap gifts and tie up boxes, and I’ve given it as a gift to some of my stamping friends. Today is the first time, though, that I’ve used this ribbon on a card. Here’s a closer look at how this ribbon accents my card:Lemon Lime Twist Ruffled Ribbon, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI always thought the ribbon was too bulky for a card – it’s ruffled on both sides (which makes it perfect for gift-wrapping). For my card, I trimmed along one side of the band in the center of the ribbon, added Tear and Tape to the band and then added it along the edge of the panel on my card. Here’s a graphic I made (with the Tranquil Tide trim because it’s easier to see in the picture) to show how I did this:How to adhere Ruffled Ribbon to a Card, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAll of this ribbon will retire at the end of this catalog (or when supplies sell out). If you think you’d love this ribbon (and you will), I suggest you grab up some before it goes away.
  • Lemon Lime Twist Goodies. For my monochromatic card, I reached for quite a few Lemon Lime Twist products. To see a list of the In Color products you can purchase, click below. 2017-2019 In ColorsHere’s a quick list of all the Lemon Lime Twist products I used (you can click on any of these products to see them in my online store):

Bundles: Floral Frames  Stamp Sets: Floral Frames  Papers: Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper, Lemon Lime Twist, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Markers (Lemon Lime Twist)  Accessories: Foliage Frame Framelits Dies, Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

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  1. Great choice Brian for the color challenge. Your monochromatic choice of Lemon Lime Twist is beautiful. This card will surely brighten someone’s day!

    • Thanks so much, Katrina! As I was trying to decide which Lemon Lime Twist products to use, I just opted for ALL of them. 🙂 Glad you like it!

  2. Does the inside say,”Is it me you’re looking for?” Haha! I LOVE Lemon Lime Twist! I will be sad to see it go! But the new in colors are just lovely! Your card is so fresh and makes me happy.

    • And the answer is, “Yes, Lemon Lime Twist – I’m looking for you to come back in a couple of years during a fun color refresh.” 🙂 Thanks so much, Judy!

  3. Great mix of the DSP with the ribbon which lots of texture! I will miss this color, too!

  4. Great job on the monochromatic challenge. Love this card with the ruffled ribbon and the sweet floral frame for the sentiment. Enjoy your day!

    • Thanks so much, Hilda! I was afraid Lemon Lime Twist might not “hold its own” on a card, but it did perfectly well. So glad you like it.

  5. nothing short of lemon lime luscious. i’m going to miss this color! love the wee touch of ribbon.

    • Thanks, Mary! It’s one of my all-time favorites – and it coordinates with everything. I’ll miss Lemon Lime Twist, but there are five awesome, new colors headed our way. So exciting!

  6. Suzie Patt Cullen

    Good morning, Brian! Great card design and I love your ribbon idea! TFS!

  7. Such a beautiful spring color. Pretty card Brian!

  8. I too love the bright Lemon Lime Twist and am sorry to see it go. Maybe it will make a comeback. Your bright card is so pretty. Great idea to cut the ribbon. I agree it is too bulky for most cards.

  9. What a FUN looking card my friend. And your tip on using the ruffled ribbon is BRILLIANT. Thanks for sharing all your greatness with us.

  10. You couldn’t have picked a better color…..one of my all time favorite SU shades! Delightful card!

  11. I will miss this fabulous colour too, I love what you did with the ribbon! Brilliant, Brian!

  12. I like LLT a lot and just ordered a pack of the cardstock because it is such a fresh and lively color on it`s own or as an accent . I intend to keep using it (until SU brings it back ) !
    Love the ribbon technique ! TFS ….and who wouldn`t love to get that
    great card ?

  13. Onto Pinterest this goes!! I LOVE the color choice, the gingham, that fabulous stamp set and the way you used that ribbon. I have some of this and just have never used it because of the bulk. Now I will have to try. STUNNING!!!

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