Lemon Zest: Just Add Texture

Create a friend card using Stampin Up Lemon Zest & Lemon Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp Ideas

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.

Lemon Zest Bundle – Images © Stampin’ Up!

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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.

Create a friend card using Stampin Up Lemon Zest & Lemon Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp

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.

Create a friend card using Stampin Up Lemon Zest & Lemon Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp Idea

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.  

Create a simple friend card using Stampin Up Lemon Zest Lemon Builder Punch - Mary Fish card ideas

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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20 Comments:

  1. There’s something so gorgeous and elegant about this design! Love it 🙂

    Cindy

  2. Oh, Mary! I love everything about this card – the colors and texture are just amazing! The layout of this card is a big “wow” too! Love it!

  3. Oooh ,MsMary such a refreshing card, it’s BEAUITFUL, love it ♥️
    Tfs.
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️

  4. Jeannine Garner

    LOVE the layers of paper. GREAT card! Thanks

  5. Rosa M. Vasquez

    Pretty card! Matches the Spring weather we are having right now.

  6. Celia Cawthon

    Oh wow! I love everything about this card! The layout, the velum, the colors! Do you remember years ago I sent you some fabric samples of what I was making in my studio? YEARS ago. I still love this color combination!!! Beautiful with the ruffles, too!

  7. Mary, I love this beautiful card with all the different layers which really adds texture and interest to it without any DSP. I checked out your Inspiration pages on Pinterest and wow!! what a great way to see color combos in a different light. Also congratulations on your own stamp set coming out soon!! I can’t imagine how excited you must be. I’m also anxious to see sneak peeks of the items in the new catty coming soon. Enjoy your day!

  8. Mary, this is such a beautiful card! I love the simplicity of not using DSP, but adding so much complexity with the embossing folders and the vellum….love it!! You have such a way with SU!’s products – what a gift to see your take on things! Thanks!

  9. Kadie in Arizona

    AWESOME layering on this card my friend. LOVE how you incorporated the vellum into this card.

  10. Marcee Lepper

    I truly love and very much appreciate your “Just add texture” email using your lemon stamps and embossing folders. These are great examples of using embossing folders for texture and layering to make a beautiful card. Such good ideas for how to use items we may have on hand to finish a card and make it exceptionally beautiful. Because of you, I think I may find card making with this idea a little less stressing when it comes to finishing a card with just the best last touch now as I am not very artistic by nature and often worry about making mistakes or ruining a card by adding too much or the wrong thing. Thank you so very much.

    • Hi Marcee: Thank for your kind email and thoughts. I agree that sometimes using embossing folders can feel like too much. That’s the reason that I didn’t use any designer series paper with this design. I wanted the impact subtle and pretty. It can be a fine line. I hope making cards helps to “de-stress” you and that my blog (as well as a wealth of ideas on Pinterest and more) inspire you to keep paper crafting! M

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