Sunday, July 15, 2018

Stamp Review Crew: Lemon Zest
Lemon Zest! Yes!! I love this set. I haven't played with it much yet, but I got it right away last year. Why do I wait for assignments to play with stuff I love? Do you do the same thing? Well, I am just glad we are playing with this set in the middle of July when all things refreshing are at the forefront!

What is the Stamp Review Crew, you ask? We are an international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that gets together to do a blog hop on the first and third (and sometimes on a fifth) Monday of each month. For each hop we chose a single stamp set for us all to use, and then we let our creativity loose! We have a blog with all of the hops archived, so you can hop through any of the hops any time. Click here to go to the blog to see all of the hops! To go to the specific post for this hop, click here, or on the banner above.

If you are following along in order, then you have just arrived from Stesha Bloodhart's blog.

I was in a fancy fold mood this time. And this is practically a single layer card too! I just took a standard A2 Thick Whisper White card base, and score the front down the middle and folded it back. 

I masked off the inside part of the flap and stamped the images that will show on the front. 

I am loving Pineapple Punch and Mango Melody together! The lemon image is inked with Pineapple, then Mango is sponged on the edges of the stamp before making the impression. I kind of cleaned the stamp between images by stamping onto my scratch paper before reinking. 

The leaves are done in the same fashion with Lemon Lime Twist and Call Me Clover. 

Is anybody else over the moon for all of the new colors?! Seriously. I haven't had much energy left to craft, or to get excited about crafting lately, but I have found myself really enjoying working with the new colors. I keep reaching for them time and again!

I had started to do some die cuts hanging over the edge, but it was too busy. So I glued them inside instead!

My life has been a bit lemony lately. So many extra family obligations! This sentiment really struck a cord with me 😎

All of those lemon slices just make my mouth water! I have been cooking with fresh produce on a very regular basis for a couple years now, and there is something so amazing about the smell and flavor of fresh lemons in your food. 

I used the same color palette and technique on these lemon slices as the first card, but on watercolor paper, and I added one spritz of water to the stamp before making each impression. 

And inside is a fun surprise! This is a Twist Pop Up card. So much fun! I know they made the rounds a few months ago, but they are still awesome. 

The pop up panel is a piece of Thick Whisper White sponged with the colors used on the card, then spattered with some water. Dab off the water after a few seconds and let it air dry. No warping this way!

How about the lemons slices on the banner? I think I could have added a whole lemon or too also. Maybe later 😏

Next up is Mickey Robert's! Since she lives in sunny Florida, I have a feeling this set is right up her alley 😉

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Linda Callahan said...

Wow girl you outdid yourself! These cards are works of art! Love those two colors together.......makes beautiful lemons!

Dawn Tidd said...

I agree with, Linda, you outdid yourself! Love both of these. Those lemons die cut with the Stitched Framelits are so cute on the z-fold card and I love the pop up interior of the other with its water colored backgrounds! Super fun cards, Tanya!

Yapha Mason said...

Gorgeous cards, Tanya!! I love the sponging on the first one, it ads so much dimension! And the inside of the second one is just spectacular! Thanks for another awesome hop!

Kelly Kent said...

Amazing use of the citrus inspired colours Tanya! Love the two fold ideas, especially the first! Kelly x

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Wow! Love your choice of bright colours and card designs.

Mickey Roberts said...

I bow to your awesomeness, Tanya!! Amazing cards! Love all those bright colors on bright white.

Cindy said...

Pineapple Punch and Mango Melody make BEAUTIFUL lemons! Love the fancy folds, and plan to try the second one with my stamp club next month!

Mike said...

Tanya, you are just too clever for words! I saw the first card and thought it was the best - UNTIL I saw the second card. Now I'm just confused! Both hits!

Lou said...

Insert jaw drop emoji here! 2 absolute stunners Tanya. I love the depth of colour in your stamping and the fun surprises in each card. You always manage to inspire me. Thank you! Hope you are managing to find time to take care of 'you' too. Lou x

Heidi Baks said...

Love those fancy folds - esp. the first one that has a very clean look when closed and then opens to surprise. Your cards are always so fun!

Charlet Mallett said...

Your use of COLOR is fantastic. I love the pineapple paired with mango. Adds such depth to those lemons. Fun hop!


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