Friday 12 August 2022

Cool citrus

Kathy is setting our challenge at Daring Cardmakers this week — it's hot again here in the UK so she'd like to see ways to keep your cool. Check out the blog for ideas from the team!

I'm partial to a citron pressé when on holiday somewhere hot so I decided to go that way —there's something cool and refreshing about sharp citrus flavours mixed with gently fizzy water and a spoonful of sugar. A couple of ice cubes and a sprig of mint make it more sophisticated if you’re that way inclined!

This pretty layering stamp set from The Greetery was on my wish list and hubby bought it for me as a gift now there’s a UK stockist (Seven Hills, if anyone needs to know!). He bought the coordinating dies too (which I confess I probably wouldn’t have done) so I played with both here. The dies definitely made the flower cluster easier!

The shaped card was inspired by the current challenge at Let's Squash It who want us to combine our embossing folders with a card that isn’t square or rectangular. I haven’t used this cabinet card die for ages and thought it might make an attractive frame for an arrangement of lemons. I chose a basketweave folder to be reminiscent of picnic baskets or perhaps shady sun hats! I ran a gold paint pen around the inside of the frame for a bit of definition. Because it’s a steel rule die it’s really easy to cut through a couple of layers — just fold the base then position the fold fractionally inside the left hand cutting edge so it stays intact and you’ll have a perfectly shaped card base.

The Die Cut Divas have a shaped card challenge too so I’m linking up there as well!

Lemon Blossom (plus coordinating dies) (The Greetery)

Bristol board

Tim Holtz Distress by Ranger (Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide by Ranger (Twisted Citron)
Versacraft by Tsukineko (Lemon Yellow)
Jenni Bowlin by Ranger (Lemon Drop)
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Sunshine Yellow)

Memento Luxe by Tsukineko (Rose Bud)
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)

Basketweave folder (Spellbinder)
Tag Trio dies (Spellbinder)
Cabinet Card and Mini Cabinet Card dies (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
Gold paint pen

Come join the fun!



Dotty Jo said...

In a word: superb! Jo x

Aimeslee Winans said...

Stunning card! Sweet hubby gift, too, xoxo

Wavejumper said...

Nice gift to get!
I like that shape!
I needed to look up a citron presse...sounds delicious.
Nice summer card! I like that gold accent too. hugs Margot

Cindy C. said...

So beautifully done!! Thanks for joining us this August at Die Cut Divas.

Arlene said...

Beautiful. I love the basket weave background and gold framing for this marvelous card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for this month's challenge.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous cabinet shaped card, Joanne, and I love your spray of lemons, leaves and flowers!! Great basketweave texture too!! Oh, and glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas!!

Robyn Oliver said...

This is a fabulous shaped card Joanne, using the embossed panel to highlight the lovely bright fruit display

EmmaT said...

Delicious card:-) Love the shape and embossing. Emma