have a zesty birthday

Hello crafty friends. Today’s card is another outing for the ‘sweet citrus’ set from Stampin’ Up!, which is rapidly becoming one of my favourites. I’ve used it once again for the sketch at Atlantic Hearts, this time taking the colours from Global Design Project. I’m also sharing it at Can You Handle The Pressure, where their twist is ‘dots’.

I started by stamping the fruit, using a ‘daffodil delight’ Write marker to ink the stamps (in the absence of ‘so saffron’ in my stash) and ‘granny apple green’ for the leaves. I die cut them, then ran the pieces of fruit through the hybrid embossing folder – I’ve said it before, but the definition this gives the fruit is just fab!

I cut two narrow rectangular frames from a piece of the retired ‘sunshine & rainbows’ DSP using Julie Hickey’s ‘layers, frames & banners’ set and glued them to the front of an A6 card blank. I added a ‘balmy blue’ squiggly circle from the retired SU ‘swirly scribbles’ dies.

I added the lemons and leaves to the card front, mounting each piece on a scrap piece of card first (instead of foam pads). I’d cut all four of the fruits, but in the end only needed three of them.

I finished by stamping the sentiment in the blue and popped a few sparkly blue rhinestones around the fruit (which are my nod to the ‘dots’ theme at Can You Handle the Pressure!).

Thanks for dropping in. I do think these lemons look good enough to eat – not sure they’ll count as one of my five-a-day, though!

10 thoughts on “have a zesty birthday

  1. I love how clean and simple this card is! I absolutely love it! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

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