U for under the weather at Alphabet Challenge

It’s Friday again and there’s a new letter over at Alphabet Challenge. We’re now on to ‘U’ and Meg has opted for ‘under the weather’ (or get well). My card is on a slight tangent, using the new ‘sweet citrus’ set from Stampin’ Up!, but lots of people recommend hot lemon drinks when you’re feeling off colour (sometimes with a dash of whisky for a hot toddy!)

I started with a piece of the retired ‘sunshine & rainbows’ paper, attaching it to a 6×6 card blank. I stamped the fruit in ‘mango melody’, then embossed the die cut pieces with the co-ordinating folder – it does give them lovely realistic dimension. I mounted them both on scrap bits of card and then glued onto the card front.

I stamped the sentiment in ‘mango melody’ and die cut it into a banner. The reverse of the patterned paper had a narrow stripe pattern on it, so I trimmed a mango melody one off and used it to edge the banner. I stamped the leaves in ‘coastal cabana’, due cut them and glued into place.

I stamed a few of the outline flowers using ‘tattered rose’ Distress Oxide, then filled them in with the ink and a waterbrush, finishing with a ‘coastal cabana’ centre. I die cut them and scattered them around the fruit.

So come on over and play at Alphabet – there’s some great inspiration from my design team-mates to help you get started. Our challenge runs until Thursday 26th January. I’m heading over to link this one up with Hand Stamped Sentiments having taken their colour palette, and Atlantic Hearts who inspired my layout.

15 thoughts on “U for under the weather at Alphabet Challenge

  1. Cute, cute, cute! Wow, Deborah, I love this card! You used a bundle that I just got but haven’t had an opportunity yet to use. The colors are great and the texture of the lemons is a WOW! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


  2. Love this so much, Deborah! This set is so awesome, and I love the embossing detail especially – thanks for showing it off! It’s all so fun in our colors! Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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  3. This card is so pretty. I love that you incorporated the pretty pastels from the color challenge with our sketch challenge! Thank you for joining us this week at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Anna, AHSC Design Team

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  4. I love the wide border around your patterned paper and the texture on the fruit is fabulous, I love it! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

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