Monday, July 27, 2015

When Life Gives You Lemons...

Happy Monday, friends!  Missy back with you today.  
I'm so excited to share my newest card with you using the July Kit of the Month!  
I was so inspired by all of the lemon elements in the kit that I decided to create a shaped card.  Yep, it's a lemon!  You don't even need a die cutting machine to make it.  I made it freehand, and it was easy.  I love how it turned out!

The first thing I did was just draw a big lemon on my white cardstock.  I used a pencil, and as you can see, it was very sketchy.  I made sure the very top of the lemon went to the fold in the cardstock.

Then I cut it out.  Don't worry about the pencil lines.  You can erase those later.

The important thing to remember is to cut just around the top fold at the top of the folded cardstock.  This way you have the connecting piece that makes the front and back of the card.

 Next, I picked out the yellow paper from the 6x6 paper pad and traced around one side of the lemon.

I cut that out and glued it to the front of the card.  So easy!  I erased all of the visible pencil lines, and now when the card opens, the inside is white.

Here's a close-up of the stamped images.  I don't own any Copic markers, so I used a tiny paintbrush and some gelatos to color my images.  I just stamped them onto white cardstock scraps, colored them and carefully cut them out.  I went back over the pitcher with a white gel pen to give it some shading.  I also added some of the pale yellow ribbon in the background, along with some Mustard Seed Distress ink and Butter Color Shine.  Lastly, I added in some tangled thread from my stash.

I hope this gives you some fun ideas on how to make homemade shaped cards!  This was a lot of fun!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' -Creative Cafe' kit- Too Much Sun-
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' kit- Too Much Sun - Doodlebug 6x6 pad, cardstock
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Ranger Archival Ink, Heidi Swapp Color Shine
Embellishments: Ribbon from the kit, thread from my stash
Tools: Ranger ink blending tool, Signo White Gel Pen, Faber Castell Gelatos


Unknown said...

This is adorable and, oh, so easy! Thanks for sharing. I'm filing this one under "super-special."

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

This is absolutely may favorite! Great job.