I am embarrassed to admit that I have NO citrusy stamps in my plethora of sets! There is a really cute set in the current catalog, and I may have to break down and order it next month! So I had to do some creative thinking to come up with my "lemon"....here we go:
The last time I had a fruity dilemma, I went to the retired Country Road set where there is a wagon wheel that, with a little imagination and some embossing and coloring, can look amazingly like a slice of lemon! I had a wee bit of Pineapple Punch cardstock left, so I embossed my image in white and added a little shading toward the center with some So Saffron ink, and I think it looks pretty close:
I added some crimped Granny Apple Green leaves, a sentiment from Badges and Banners, and mounted it on a pretty piece of floral DSP from Honey Bee:
The black plaid background is actually washi tape, given to me for my birthday by my friend Martha! I also added some ribbon and sequins to amp up the citrus colors. I used another piece of Pineapple Punch as a mat. I didn't use the optional sketch this week, instead, my sketch comes from Sunday Stamps:
And just to give you a wee bit of a chuckle, here is my card again; I took this picture while it was still on my stamp desk:
BECAUSE THIS IS HOW I ASSEMBLED IT THE FIRST TIME:
Yep! Upside down! A whack with the cutter, another card base and it was good to go....a bit top-heavy, but at least it was salvageable! Thanks for popping in today! I hope this fresh inspiration photo gives you some incentive to make a card to share with us at Inspired By this week! Can't wait to see it!
Here are a few cards that I received for my birthday!
Enjoy your day and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Badges and Banners, Country Road (both ret)|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Basic Black, Granny Apple Green, Pineapple Punch (ret), Brights DSP, The Bee's Knees DSP (Honey Bee)|
|Ink||Memento Black, White Craft, So Saffron|
|Accessories||Sequins (Sylvia's Etsy Shop), Tuxedo Washi Tape (Altenew), Grosgrain Ribbon (ret), White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals|
|Tools||Heat Tool, Crimper (ret)|