Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Pucker Up

Update 6/02/2015: "Pucker Up" won a place in the Top Three as an Artist Pick at Hand Stamped Sentiments #212!

Challenges can be such fun! I made one card to enter into two challenges. Hand Stamped Sentiments #212 (HSS212) uses a sketch for inspiration and colourQ #292 (CQCC292) uses color.
The Strawberry Slush card base was created in a Pointelle design with a die. The two rectangles were die cut to attain the slash edges. The hexagons were also cut from dies. The Coastal Cabana panel was adhered directly to the card base. The Daffodil Delight panel was backed with craft foam and adhered next. The foam backing gives the panel dimension. The large hexagon was added with craft foam to pop it up above the panels. The small hexagon was sponged with Tangerine Tango and the sentiment was added.

The citrus pieces were stamped on white cardstock, heat embossed with two layers of clear embossing powder to give them a glossy look, then fussy cut. The orange slices were popped up with foam. The lemon slices were adhered directly to the card.

For more information about the challenges and to view beautiful cards, visit HSS and colourQ.

Techniques: Stamping, sponging, die cutting, fussy cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Stamps: Close to My Heart "Taste of Summer" stamp set; sentiment - computer generated
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Dies: Lil' Inker Designs Pointelle, Spellbinders Hexagons, My Favorite Things Die-namics Diagonal Stitch Rectangles
Misc.: Embossing powder (clear), craft foam


  1. Love it! Did you get your stamp set already? Or did you borrow moms? card!

  2. Awesome card! Love that background and your colors are fantastic! :)

  3. I luv the Pointelle die-cut...I want to borrow that from you one of these day. This is definitely a Taste of Summer.

  4. Lovely card, Melanie, love all the summer fruits in these colors! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ.

  5. I like the citrus slices, this is cute! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

  6. What a FUN card! Love the slices of fruit :) Great take on our sketch! Thanks for playing at HSS!

  7. Great fun card! Love your take on the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at HSS.

  8. Congratulations! This is an exceptionally unique card, with so much texture and citrus-y (is that a word?) color, all layered in perfect harmony!

  9. Lovely card, great colours. Thanks for joining us over at AUD sentiments this time.
    Love n hugs