Sunday, July 15, 2018

Lemon Zest Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop

Hello Peaches! I'm here to participate in another fun blog hop with The Stamp Review Crew! If you're not familiar with The Stamp Review Crew , they are a group of very talented international Stampin' Up! demonstrators who get together on the first and third Monday of each month to bring you all kinds of delicious inspiration that features a different stamp set each new Monday. 

The blog hops are archived at The Stamp Review Crew blog and you'll be able to click through the hops at any time, going directly to the posts as you wish for any of the hops. Just click on the banner of this post to go to the master blog roll for this hop also. If you have already started the hop, you will have come from the lovely Yapha Mason.

For this hop, we are featuring the Lemon Zest Stamp Set. This set is so fun and packed full of juicy lemons (or limes if you choose) and adorably funny lemon-themed puns. It's great for encouragement cards, simple "hello" cards or just about any type of occasion you need. I especially love the "to my main squeeze" sentiment.

Lemon Zest Clear-Mount Stamp Set
I began with a panel of Watercolor Paper and first inked up my lemon in Pineapple Punch Ink. I took my Sponge Dauber and Inked on some Mango Melody Ink around some of the edges for a little variation in color. I stamped the image directly onto my paper. I repeated this step for my second Lemon. Then I used the same technique for the leaves except I used Lemon Lime Twist Ink and Granny Apple Green Ink

After I stamped the leaves I spritzed the whole panel of watercolor paper, using my Stampin' Spritzer to make the color spread and blend a little. To add a little more watercolor effects, I took a piece of acetate and added a tiny bit of Pineapple Ink to it and spritzed it. Then I dabbed the ink on the acetate onto my panel, around my lemons. I think this just adds to the watercolor look. It's also a great way to hide mistakes (wink, wink).

To finish off my card, I stamped my sentiment and added some sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment and a small bow created from Whisper White Baker's Twine.

Well, those are my projects for today's hop! Thanks so much for hopping along! Next stop is the very talented Bronwyn Eastley! Check out her lovely blog and projects!

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous card, Lauren! I love the watercolor effect!

  2. Gorgeous card, Lauren! I love the water coloring technique you used. Those pretty sequins are the perfect touch!!

  3. Yup. That is awesome. It looks like art!

  4. I love the watercolor technique you used! Beautiful card!

  5. Love your whimsical take on using this stamp set Lauren - gorgeous! Kelly x

  6. What a neat effect you created! Thanks so much for adding the how-to, Lauren.

  7. Simply stunning, Lauren! (Mistakes? What mistakes? You mean opportunities for embellishment, right?) 😁

  8. This is gorgeous. I love the watercolor effect and the use of the clear dots.

  9. Another stunner Lauren. I love this gorgeous, arty watercolour effect. x

  10. What a fun, messy watercolor look!

  11. You know I love this! Sorry for the delayed blog comment. Oops!


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