Today’s Lemon Zest card is a thank you for a friend who offered me a chance to pick lemons, grapefruit and oranges from her citrus trees. What a treat to have fresh juice for the last few days! I love adding fresh lemon to my water pitcher in the fridge, too.
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STAMPIN’ PRETTY STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL:
Create a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card base with the Stampin’ Up! Trimmer and Thick Whisper White card stock.
Emboss a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Crushed Curry card stock with the Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine. Adhere to card base with Snail Adhesive.
Emboss a 3″ x 3 1/2″ piece of Basic Gray card stock with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (available June 1). Adhere with Snail Adhesive as shown.
Emboss a 3″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock with the Ruffled embossing folder. Adhere with Snail Adhesive as shown.
Stamp lemons (Crushed Curry ink) and leaves (Basic Gray Ink) from the Lemon Zest stamp set on Whisper White card stock. Crop lemons and leaves with the Lemon Builder Punch. TIP: Flip the punch over before you stamp to determine the orientation of the images on the punch and stamp accordingly. I like to use strips to “feed” stamp images into builder punches and minimize waste.
Punch two additional vellum stems with the Leaf Punch. Build texture and depth by assembling and adhering lemons and stems as shown with Snail Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals (to the card base). The lemon on the right is adhered to the lemon on the left with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Stamp sentiment (Lemon Zest stamp set) in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White card stock. Crop using the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and the Magnetic Platform (to keep die in place over the sentiment). Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Add the sentiment (Lemon Zest stamp set) in Basic Gray ink to card interior. I used the Basket Weave embossing folder on a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Basic Gray card stock (on right below). I use this as a coordinating “cushion” for the top of the card when being mailed in an envelope.
Enjoy my FREE PDF Step-By-Step Tutorials (and supply list) for the Lemon Zest: Just Add Texture card here.
FASHION INSPIRATION! This pretty linen dress from Boden USA was the inspiration for my lemon card. I love the modern look of using Basic Gray and Crushed Curry together. Visit my Inspired by Color Board on Pinterest for more color combination ideas.
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