If Life Give You Lemons....

If Life Give You Lemons....

I think we can all agree life isn't always peaches and cream...sometimes it gets a little lemon-y.  Someone going through a bit of a rough patch might just smile a little if they received this encouraging card!

I used our Lemon Zest stamp set and coordinating Lemon Builder punch on today's project.

So many fun sentiments in this set and I love the mixed fonts!  My favorite part though is the coordinating punch!  Don't get me wrong...I love my Big Shot and framelits but sometimes being able to grab a punch makes life just a little bit less complicated. *smile*  This set and punch can be purchased separately but are also available as a bundle, which saves you 10%!

To give the lemons on this card a bit of shadowing, I used a technique called "rock and roll" (lol, you can't go wrong with a name like that!).  The image is first inked in a light color (I used Daffodil Delight).  Next, you'll want to "roll" the edge of your image in a darker color (in this case, Crushed Curry), then stamp on to cardstock.  Because you're using a light and dark color together, you'll want to clean your stamp in between each use (honestly, it's not such a big deal with a color like yellow, but you could easily muddy your light colored pad with other color combinations).

I've found myself using the Embossing Paste on lots or projects lately.  I might be a little obsessed with it...it's definitely my current favorite because it creates so much great texture and it's so easy to use!  I posted a video on some ways to use it it a few days ago...if you didn't get to watch it, or you want to watch it again, click here.

To complete this card, I steered away from my usual ribbon accent by using some washi tape.  I'll have to remember this because I think it worked well!

Be sure to add this bundle to your collection so you'll be ready when your friend needs a sunny, little pick-me-up!

I used the following products on this project:


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Until next time...happy stampin'!


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