This card is fresh and zesty. A little anti-dote to the cabin fever all of us are having, we are still holed up here in Spain. It’s week 3 for me already as I was pretty much already doing social distance for two weeks, due to my bad back. I’m going to stop the pity party, and get on with the card making party now.
On white card stock, I ink blended Lime Rickey with a Life Changing Blender Brush. I left it light in the middle and darker around the edges and extra dark in the corners. To add interest to the background I used the Petal Connection cover plate on it.
I broke out the Zest Bouquet stamp set and stamped that with Black Hybrid Ink from Picket Fence Studios. Then I water coloured the image with reinkers and one ink pad. I used Limoncello, Tiara, Orange Peel, Coral Cabana and Grass Skirt reinkers and the Lime Rickey ink pad.
When it was dry, I used the coordinating diecut to cut it out. BUT I did a MAJOR boo-boo and did not cut out the extra leaves and flowers inside of the diecut… which lead to the mess you can see above. Yep, I did do that. I can only blame the strong pain killers I was on for my back at the time, things were a bit foggy.
To help cover it up, I cut out three extra pieces with the coordinating diecut and layered these all up with liquid glue. I use the glue tube from Lawn Fawn to give me a bit of flexibility and time to get the pieces perfectly lined up.
I stamped up the ‘Squeeze the day’ sentiment by mixing Limoncello and Tiara a few times, to make a nice imprint. I trimmed it down to about an inch of a width and adhered it to the card. Then I added the Zest Bouquets on top.
I do love how the lighter colour in the middle kind of makes it look like it’s glowing. And I DO love me some citrus stamps. I can also see me using that cover plate on quite a few projects. It’s so lovely!
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Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed the card and are staying safe!
Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica
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