Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sending You Sunshine Citrus Wreathe

It's the weekend again - and I'm back to share another card using our latest kit from the Creative Cafe's- Too Much Sun!
Today I decided to make a wreathe out of the lemons!  You know what they say when life gives you lemons... well I made a wreathe instead of lemonade.

 To get started - I created a square card base cut at 4 1/2" square.  I then cut nine  1 1/2" squares from the multi stripe paper.  I turned them so that every other one was going the opposite way of each other.  Here are all my parts below - and my squares laid out.  I also stamped and fussy cut out 6 lemon clusters.  I colored these with my copic markers.  I also punched out 4 - 5 leaves.

 Before adhering my squares down I distressed the edges with my scissors and inked them all with Antique Linen- Distress Ink.  I used Scrap Happy glue to adhere them to my card.  I used this so I would have time to align and adjust them evenly on my card front.  As you see below:

 I used the orange wire cord in the kit and loosely wrapped it in a few rounds - using again my Scrap Happy glue I adhered it down.  I used some painter tape to hold in place until my glue had dried.

 To finish I laid my cluster lemons in a round wreathe shape working in my leaves as I went.  I used pop-up dots to adhere it to my card front - and a stamped phrase from the set 'Sending you Sunshine' tops it all off!

Here's a close-up - thanks for stopping by, I hope you're being inspired this month to take time out of all the summer time fun to stamp and create some cards of your own!
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' -Creative Cafe' kit- Too Much Sun- Fun in the Sun
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' kit- Too Much Sun - Doodlebug 6x6 pad-Sunkissed
Ink:  Espresso Memento Ink; Antique Linen Distress Ink
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Glue - Pop-up dimensionals
Embellishments: Wire cord from the kit

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