Friday, June 15, 2018

Lemon Zest for As You See It Challenges

This week at As You See It, the challenge is a Theme Challenge! And the theme this time is "Fresh".

Now, I don't know what you think of when you think "Fresh", but the first thing that came to my mind was "Lemony Fresh" or "Citrus Fresh".  I've been a huge citrus fruit fan all my life. I still remember picking through the Lifesavers Candy Rolls, looking for an orange, lemon or lime one. My favourite flavour of all is lime and I just equate citrus with fresh, so naturally I pulled out my Lemon Zest stamp set when it came time to design for this Challenge. Take a closer look:

  • I love that the new Brights and In Colours worked so well with this card (as well as one Regal colour). I used Lemon Lime Twist on the limes, Pineapple Punch on the Lemons (Such a gorgeous yellow!) Pumpkin Pie on the orange and Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight on the grapefruit.
  • The 1 3/4" Circle Punch is perfect for the citrus slices, and the whole lemons or limes and the leaves can be punched with the Lemon Builder Punch. I find that it's sometimes much easier to separate all the images by cutting them apart before punching them with the builder punches because it's almost impossible to stamp them the way they line up in the punch without using a template. (Which is easy enough to do really, if you want to bother.)
  • A strip of Crumb Cake embossed with the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder makes a great backdrop for the fruit.
  • I love the sentiments for this set and, since this is a birthday card, I picked two that I thought would be appropriate, especially since this person is on a cruise right now! The Layering Squares and Layering Circles Framelits were a great help in die cutting and layering these sentiments.
  • Don't you love that little snippet of Lemon Lime Twist Ruffled Ribbon? So perfect for this card. I thought about sequins, but felt the card had enough going on!

I would like to place the order for my Product Shares this weekend, so I'm putting out a last call for anyone who would like to have a greater variety of Designer Paper and Ribbon without paying an arm and a leg for it. Click HERE to check it out. There are many options and price points available!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

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