Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Bye-bye Lemon Zest
Today I’m saying goodbye to another retiring favourite from the 2018-19 Annual Catalogue – Lemon Zest. I’ve really enjoyed creating fun, quirky cards with this set and it’s pithy sentiments – yes, I know, that was a terrible pun 😉
I’ve tried to create a #simplestamping project for May’s challenge, which is to use cardstock, ink & a retiring stamp set and think that today’s project has finally met the brief 🙂
I started off stamping the slice image in Pumpkin Pie ink and the leaves in Lemon Lime Twist ink (retiring) onto Whisper White cardstock and punched them out with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch (retiring) and Lemon Builder Punch (retiring) respectively.
I cut the slice in half and added one half & the leaves to my card front with Tombow and popped the other half up with dimensionals for a little interest and texture.
NOTE: Several of the current circle punches (3/4″, 1-1/4″ & 1-3/4″) are on the retirement list, these in between sizes are great for layering and if you’re not a fan of die cutting are nearly a must-have tool.
If you want to add any of these to your stash, they’re only available while stocks last until June 3, 2019, so pick them up while you can if you want to round out your punch collection.
While I was trying to keep today’s project simple, my card front was just looking just a little too bland so I decided to add some interest using my Stampin’ Trimmer (retiring). I added score lines at 4.3, 4.5, 7.0 & 7.2 cm using the scoring blade on my trimmer – you could achieve the same look using a scoring board or just a ruler and bone folder.
This added a subtle decorative touch to my card front and was the perfect place to add my sentiment and help to “ground” my images.
I used the Stamparatus to stamp my sentiments – a stamp positioning tool is so useful for alignment and I was able to stamp the big “Happy Birthday” sentiment twice to get a nice deep black. The smaller sentiment underneath is from Piece of Cake, I thought this added a little fun to this simple card and gave me a chance to add another pop of colour 🙂
I layered my Whisper White layer onto a Lemon Lime Twist one and then added these to a Pumpkin Pie card base – adding layers is a very easy way to dress up your cards and make them look a little more special.
A few rhinestones in one corner added a little sparkle and finished off my easy card. These are a great embellishment for beginners as they’re self-adhesive, come in three different sizes, are inexpensive and can be coloured with alcohol markers to co-ordinate with any colour scheme.
I added the same sized layers as the front inside my card and stamped the slice image on the Whisper White layer in one corner for a little decoration. To achieve the different colours I stamped my image twice, without reinking, this gives a lighter shade of the original colour.
- Whisper White 9.7 x 14.1cm (cut 2)
score one piece @ 4.3, 4.5, 7.0 & 7.2cm (on the 9.7cm side)
- Lemon Lime Twist 10.0 x 14.4cm (cut 2)
- Pumpkin Pie 14.9 x 21cm
score @ 10.5cm (for a C6 landscape card)
While I’m really going to miss this fun set there are so many amazing, new goodies coming I don’t think I’ll be sad for very long 😉
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