Monday, July 9, 2012

Citrus Celebration

I love citrus!  Flavours, colours, everything about citrus!  My house is painted in citrus colours (not as wild as it sounds)!

My favourite lifesaver flavours are all the citrus ones.

 So I was excited to see that The Paper Players had chosen a citrus palette for their 103rd challenge.

  Here's what I came up with:

I used a technique that I've heard called "Faux Mosaic".  I described how it's done in this earlier post.
I was debating whether to use this card, or the one in the previous post as a card swap for Convention.    I think it's going to be the other card, because masculine design is always something people want samples of.

I just need to find some different paper for the bottom panel, as that DSP is now retired.  Any suggestions? 

If you want to know how to make the delicious little double bow on the first card, follow this link to a video tutorial by Ann Schach.  It makes it SO easy.  Love it!

Okay, must get back to my prep for Convention, Class and Workshop this week!  Phew!

Stamps:  Elements of Style (c 120045; set of 5; $24.95)
Paper: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White card stock; Watercolor Paper (122959; 5  6x9 sheets; $5.95)
Ink: Classic Stampin' Pads in Calypso Coral (126983), Lucky Limeade (126984) and Daffodil Delight (126944), all $7.25; VersaMark Pad (102283; $9.95)
Accessories:  Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon (122976; 10 yds.); Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (109130; $5.95); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246; 150 jewels; $6.50)
Tools:  Large Oval punch (119855; $21.95); Scalloped Oval punch (119856; $22.95); Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder (116824; $9.95);  Heat Tool (129053; $36.95)

Elements of Style
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Heat Tool


  1. We never seem to have enough choices for masculine, do we? Maybe the designer series stacks, the ones with dots, stripes, or text would work? These are both great cards - I especially like the delicious colors on the first one!


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