Thursday 31 August 2017

If life gives you lemons...

I just had to create one more card for the Gossip Column at Winnie & Walter's. It was another idea that had been singing in my head every since Taheerah published her post about summer fruits.

I started my card by blending some Tumbled glass DI on a panel of watercolour  cardstock. Next, I created a stencil from acetate using the Leaf Effect Cutaway die (W&W) and then blended Twisted citron through my stencil, making sure to move from the bottom left to the upper right to create a shadow effect on my 'lemons'. For the sentiment, I did a little stamp masking so that the text would read 'smile' instead of 'smiles' (from The Big, the Bold and Friends by W&W) and created the strip using Word and my printer. I created a 3-dimensional lemon by die cutting the leaf pattern from a scrap of vellum, coloured 5 of  these leaves using Copics,  stapled them together and folded them. I did trim off a bit at the ends to make them look rounder, more like a lemon.

Here's a close-up of the dimension of my vellum lemon. 


Taheerah's Gossip Column at W&W - No. 8 Summer fruits

I have just realised I also meant to link up my card in the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments -  #187 Thinking of you/Sympathy

SSS Wednesday - Anyting goes


  1. So lovely.. love your idea...

  2. That vellum lemon is the perfect touch on a fantastic card!

  3. Wonderful card. I love the lemon background with the sentiment. Great vellum lemon. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiment.
    Billie A
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  4. So lovely in every way! The lemon background is beautifully stamped! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!