Monday, September 7, 2015

Lemonade Card

The idea for this card came when I won my first Sheri Baldy image in a Scrapbook Stamp Society challenge recently. I just loved the whimsical feel of the woman lounging in a glass of lemonade! I happened to have some cute paper in my stash that had a fruit motif on the front and a fun pattern on the back that I thought would match the theme of the image nicely. Plus I had a Close to my Heart stamp set with a pun about lemons, so I was excited to get this card going.
I decided that I would need a larger card base than usual in order to use the Marianne dies I wanted on the front behind the image, so I made an easel card that's 8 inches high by 6 inches wide. I used a trick I learned on Becca Feeken's blog "Amazing Paper Grace" (and it IS amazing what she does with her cards on her blog!) and cut a piece of 6 inch wide pearlescent blue cardstock 8 1/2 inches long. Then I scored the top 1/2 inch and folded it over. I cut another piece of 6 inch wide pearlescent blue cardstock 8 inches long and then used glue tape to adhere the second piece to the folded over "flap" on the first piece.
My next step was to arrange the die cuts I had chosen as a mat behind my digi stamp. I cut out 2 squares from the Marianne Dies set "Anja's Square Dies" and cut one of them in half lengthwise. I used the 2 halves for the outside edges of the mat.
Then I used the square I had left uncut for the center.
This arrangement allowed me to cover the whole center of the base card.
Then I cut out 2 Marianne Dies "Rectangle Frame and Elements" rectangles and placed one on top and one on the bottom of the squares

I had already used my Silhouette Design Studio software to size up my image before printing it out. I colored it with colored pencils and then cut a couple pieces of vellum to cover the glass part of the image to make it look a little more like a real glass. This was the first time I used vellum tape, and I think it did a good job of disappearing behind the vellum. I decided to add a few extra touches to make it more visually appealing, so I played around with a few different ideas and decided on a 3 buttons tied with twine and one of the flourishes from the "Rectangle Frame and Flourishes" set. I also used some green Pebbles cream chalk to paint the embossed part of the frame so it showed up better. Now I just needed to adhere my digi (which I had cut out using Marianne Dies "Rectangle Frame and Flourishes"), so I used foam squares to pop it up.

Here's a close up showing the cream chalk effects and the vellum on the glass.
Now for the inside! I had already planned to use the lemon sentiment from the "Pun Fun" acrylic stamp set by CTMH. I also wanted to use some of the other squares in the Marrianne Dies "Anja's Squares" set, so I cut out a few different possibilities and decided on this arrangement:
I wanted a little something more on this, so I added a flourish from the Marianne "Frame and Elements" die set and some print and cut lemons I made with my Silhouette Portrait. It looked like it needed a button to tie it in with the card front, so I used some twine to tie a knot on the button and adhered it with a glue dot.
Here's a close up of the beautiful embossing on the 2nd square:
This card took awhile to create, but it was fun playing with my dies and breaking out the cream chalk. I hadn't used that in an age! Plus, it always makes me happy when I have just the right sentiment for a card, and I like the unexpected advice on this sentiment! It goes so well with the digi stamp, don't you think?
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create: ATG or follow the chart they have this week (image, die cut, embossing, buttons, twine)

Come and Get It: Buttons and bows

Glitter N Sparkle Challenge: ATG

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: ATG

One Stitch at a Time: What are you thankful for? I'm thankful for friends and laughs!

Quirky Crafts: Home Sweet Home (this digi makes me think of having a glass of lemonade out on the front porch!)

Scrapbook Blessings Club: ATG with twist--favorite technique (mine is die cutting)

That Craft Place Challenge: ATG

Sunday Stamps: Color Challenge

Allsorts Challenge: Lots of Layers

Scrapper's Delights: ATG

Art By Miran: ATG

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards: Fancy and Feminine

Crafting with Friends: ATG

Crafty Catz: ATG

Jo's Scrap Shack: ATG

My Besties 3D and More: ATG

Stemplesonnen Challenge: ATG

Crafting with an Attitude: ATG

Time Out Challenges: Make your mark

City Crafter: fruit or jam

Cuttlebug Mania: ATG

Fan-Tastic Tuesday: ATG with a twist--make it cute

PaperTake Weekly: ATG

Tuesday Throwdown: Cool Treats

(PIN)spirational Challenge: being silly

Crafting for all Seasons: Tic Tac Toe--flowers (in the digi), die cuts, patterned papers

Crafty Gals Corner: embossing

Crop Stop Blog: ATG with something Crop Stop sells: I used Pebbles chalk

Inspiration Destination:ATG

The Paper Shelter: Embossing

Simon Says Stamp: Make it colorful

Word Art Wednesday: ATG

Marianne Design Divas: ATG with 3 Marianne Dies

My Besties Meet At Scrapper Corner: ATG with a Bestie

2 Creative Chicks: ATG

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: ATG with patterned paper

Heart 2 Heart: coloring

Besties Challenge: ATG

DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - 2W (2nd and 4th Thursday of the month  3E –  (W1 of 2)  #164 Coffee Tea Or Any Beverage --- Monthly Challenge Anything Goes 

Whoopsi Daisy - M, SIO - (September) Add Embellishments

Silhouette Challenges (M,P1,E3,SIR) # 29 Anything Goes


  1. So many lovely layers here Carrie and great colours as well, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  2. Lovely card! :) Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter. Good luck in the challenge, hope to see you again.
    Hugs Anna

  3. Wonderful attention to detail! Thank you for joining in at The Paper Shelter this week, good luck! Hugs Susan x

  4. Beautiful DP and wonderful die cuts. Your lemonade lounger is quite cute. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 199th challenge.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  5. Beautiful!! I love it! Thanks for Joining us over here at My Besties Meet at the Scrappers Corner.
    Good Luck!
    Eleonora DT

  6. Awesome!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL. challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  7. This is gorgeous love the dies you have used thank you for joining us at My besties meet t the scrappers corner
    Michelle DT

  8. Your cards are beautiful and spot on our theme.I especially love the 2nd card. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB this week!

  9. Fabulous card Carrie thank you for joining us this week over on Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    Dianne x
    CC DT

  10. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 101 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thanks also for entering this into my Patterned Paper September challenge x

  11. What a gorgeous image!! Her eyes are so beautiful and she looks so cute sitting in her lemonade. Brilliant card and love the way you layered the papers (which couldn't be more perfect for the card). So very glad you shared this with us at TIME OUT!!

  12. Super cute card for this week's challenge!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  13. Nice card. I like the paper and dies.
    Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  14. This is great. I love what you did with the dies and papers.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at 613 Avenue Create this week.
    Lorraine DT

  15. Incredible design. I like that you showed us how to make the background behind the image. It is really beautiful. Super cute image too. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  16. This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us over here at My Besties Meet at the Scrappers Corner and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT Leader

  17. Love this effect, thanks for following me and leaving your link, following you too. Hugs Lori XxX

  18. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

  19. Such a fun card! Love all the layers and your coloring is fantastic! Thank you for joining us at Sunday Stamps! XX

  20. What a lovely and "refreshing" card :-) Love all the beautiful layers and the sweet image.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. I hope to see you again soon. Good luck!
    ♥ Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

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  22. Love it. Great card. Love the background. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it this week. Judy DT

  23. Love it! Such a fun card. Thank you for joining us over at My Besties Meet at the Scrappers Corner Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry,
    Vicki, DT Member

  24. Wonderful card. Love all the layers! Thank you for sharing with us at My Besties 3D and More Challenge Blog. Good Luck with your entry.
    Vicki, DT Member

  25. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

  26. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at Crafty Gals Corner. Lisa DT

  27. Wouw beautiful i love it, and thanks so much for playing along with us at CC&CC.
    Hugs Anneke DT

  28. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  29. Beautiful card! Love the colours and details! Thanks you for joining us at Quirky Challenge Blog. Kemly Sc. DT.

  30. Cute image and card. Thanks for sharing with us at SBC this month.

  31. Fabulous card. Thank you For entering the Glitter N Sparkle Blog Challengs xx DT Crafter Sarah xx

  32. Fun card. Thanks for joining us over at That Craft Place challenge.

  33. very nice, thanks for playing along with Crafting With Friends

  34. What a fun card! I've always loved our CTMH pun stamps! Thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week!

    Paige -
    Heart2Heart Challenges - DT

  35. Great card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Lots of Layers' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  36. How pretty, Carrie! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope you will join us again! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

  37. Wow what a neat card and such a lot of work you have put into it - it's amazing. Thank you for joining us over at My Besties Meet at the Scrappers Corner Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry, Hugs Andrea DT

  38. wonderful combination of dies. love your attention to detail. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #40.
    Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  39. This is so adorable!! I love the sweet image!! The vellum on the glass is a perfect touch!! Beautiful papers, too!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Scrapy Land Blog Challenge, DL.ART Thankful Thursday and DL.ART September Linky!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  40. Very creative use of dies! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

  41. Oh, this is wonderful! Thanks for showing all the steps of how you made it - I love how you finished the inside too! So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Anything Goes challenge. Wishing you the best of luck in our prize draw!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

  42. Great card. Thanks so much for entering the first challenge of The Pencil Cases Challenge Blog and our theme of 'Anything Goes'. Yvonne (DT)

  43. Carrie this is a beautiful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our 16th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ Challenge with a Besties Image’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {My Besties Meet at the Scrappers Corner DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  44. I want some lemonade now!! That image is so adorable and I love the vintage lemon paper you used on this wonderful easel card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #25!

  45. a fabulous card, and thank you for sharing with Marianne Design Divas.
    hugs, annie x

  46. Love what you did with this! Congratulations on winning your first My Bestie! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Meet At The Scrappers Corner Looking forward to see you again soon.
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

  47. So cute. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

  48. Great papers, love it! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

  49. Great fun card with lots of detail

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

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  51. Wow, you really put a lot of thought into this creation! Adorable! Thanks so much for shairing at Sunday Stamps!

  52. Those layers are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us @ H2H!

  53. Love your project, thank you for joining us on My Besties Meet at the Scrappers Corner.
    Carla DT

  54. Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights. Maria

  55. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge hugs Sue DT xx

  56. Thanks for sharing with us at Silhouette Challenges!

    Great use of dies and your Cameo!

    ♥ Sue Kment

  57. You made a beautiful card! I love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Meet at the Scrappers Corner.

    Greetz Linette (DT)

  58. Wow, great card, I love it! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H)!

    Brandi R
    DT member H2H

  59. Great image and dies and love the fabulous paper---Thank you for joining us at CWAA
    Carol DT x

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