Sunday 20 August 2017

…find somebody whose life has given them vodka…

Sharing a quick CAS card I did up for a friend’s birthday featuring stamps from the Lemon Zest set by Stampin’ Up! and the matching punch.

I went with my zesty theme after seeing the colour palette at Color Throwdown.  Stampin’ Up! had the perfect colours in their cardstock and I triple matted in the three palette colours and cut thin strips to create my stripy borders.  These follow the current sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch.

I bought the Lemon Zest bundle so I used the matching Lemon Builder punch to cut out my lemon and the leaves and used clear embossing powder over the coloured ink to give them a lovely, lemon rindy texture.  I masked off part of the sentiment from the Lemon Zest set to add the ‘with zest’ to the lemon.  The ‘birthday’ of my sentiment came from a retired Stampin’ Up! set and I hand wrote the rest of the sentiment with a Distress marker.

I popped the lemon and leaves up with foam dots to add dimension.  Once I was done I thought it still needed something and the current challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks provided the answer in the way of sequins.  I have some lovely yellow sequins that would have been perfect for this but my craft room is literally on the floor of the room (I’ve just moved) so finding them proved impossible and I had to go with these metallic ones instead that I did manage to find.  Working with limited supplies (basically stuff I’ve ordered since I moved so not in the craft room pile up) does test the creativity but I am still pretty happy with how this card came out.

Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Craft Medley Cup Sequins Pailettes~ Dazzling Metallics
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Embossing, Squeezed Lemon & Twisted Citron
Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Twisted Citron
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist & Melon Mambo
Stampin’ Up! ~ Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired) & Lemon Zest

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Such a fun design! Love the way you used the throwdown colors in the stripes...a perfect backdrop for your lemon image! Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown!

  2. Love how you pulled together the colors and the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown!

  3. What a fun card! I love the colors, the sequins and the twine - perfect! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoox


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