Lemon dies have been calling my name for a long time and I finally bought some...but I also fell in love with these alphabet dies and recently saw cards online using both sets together. I basically CASEd this card here and added a shaker "twist" filled with little lemons, limes and oranges. Our Just Us Girls Photo/Moodboard Challenge #671 this week has all sorts of yummy colors for spring that inspired my card.
I'm also playing along at The Card Concept 191a because...lemons! Who can resist their colors and scent! Spring and summer are on their way which means lemonade, lemon sorbet in the lemon itself (see below), and Arnold Palmers (iced tea and lemonade)!! Suffice it to say, I was taken by the Card Concept photo with the lemons.
Products I used:
Lawn Fawn: Zesty Lemons die set, Henry's ABCs die set
Avery Elle: Scalloped frame die set
Sugar Pea Designs: Stitched rectangle die
Paper Smooches/Stampin' Up!: Stamped together into one sentiment
Pretty Pink Posh: Clay fruit shaker elements
Concord and 9th: mini ink cubes, Dew Drop assortment
Ink blending brushes
Versafine Black Onyx ink pad
Stampin' Up!: Patterned paper
I like a clean and layered card style. First I die cut my lemons, leaves and flower out of white cardstock. I ink blended all of them and adhered the pieces and parts together. Next, I die cut the scalloped frame, played around with the arrangement/spacing of the inked die cuts, then decided on placement of the "zest" dies. After die cutting my word, I removed the letters and created the shaker, holding my breath as I always do (because I usually make a mistake and have to start over). I die cut the yellow patterned paper so it would have stitching around the edges, then attached it to my A2 card base. Then I mounted the shaker on top of the card front. I added the lemons and leaves, stamped my sentiments and added the dew drops.
As I mentioned above, I have a lemon sorbet recipe (not this one, but this sounds amazing too) that my daughter just loves, so I surprise her when she visits us! You make and freeze it in the lemons you used to make it! (If you need details on how to prepare the lemon "boats" for the sorbet, leave a comment below.) I couldn't take a photo of the cookbook page with my recipe I use because it is so worn with use and lemon spills...I guess that is a good sign!
We hope you will find the colors and objects fun in our moodboard this week and that you will want to make a card using something you see in the photo. I think you will really like all of the team's ideas too, so be sure to visit their blogs for all the details on their cards!