Monday, July 31, 2017

Stampin' Up! Lemon Zest Encouragement Card

It's Monday again, Peaches! This is the final week of July which not only means that the summer is almost over, but it also means my sweet little lady will be off to school again. It's kind of unbelievable to me that she's already a first grader. She actually told me that she is done going to school all together, lol. She says, "Mama, I just don't understand why I have to learn so much!" Of course I explained to her the significance of education as much as you can to a 5-soon-to-be-6-year old, but sometimes I forget how grown up she really is. We just can't wait to see what kind of an amazing woman she becomes. Now on to today's project!

I've been dying to use the Lemon Zest stamp set since I first got it. It's just a beautiful set that has a very textured look when stamped. It's so unique and makes me want a glass of lemonade every time I look at. As I played with it a bit, I found that I loved adding a watercolor look to the citrus. So I took some watercolor paper, and stamped the fruit in a few different colors of ink. To add the variation in color to the stamps, I first stamped in the lighter color. Then I took my sponge and lightly dabbed on some darker color. After I stamped a few citrus fruits on my background, I used my aqua painter to create the watercolor look. I also stamped two additional fruits to cut out and be layered on to my card panel.

For the sentiment, I stamped it in some Daffodil Delight and then used a sponge to lightly dab on some Lemon Lime Twist ink to create an ombré look. I added some Wink of Stella to finish off my card. Thanks so much for stopping by! I see you next post!!

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  1. Gorgeous card, Lauren! I love the watercolor effects! :)

  2. Simply my most favorite use of this stamp set ever!!! I can’t wait to try it. I’ll be sure to let them know the real genius is you! Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Awe, thanks so much, Val! Your words of kindness mean so much. 😊😘


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