Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Lime Your's

Today's card was made using sketch #335 from My Favorite Things as my inspiration and I'll be submitting it for "For the Guys" @ Unicorn Challenge Blog, "For a Special Man" @ Crafty Cardmakers and for "Dude" @ Shopping Our Stash. I made this for my hubby last week -just because I could, lol...no special occasion. Just celebrating our love and using one of my new stamp sets that I recently bought from FSJ during their "Break Up Sale".

This "Let's Twist" stamp set from Fun Stamper's Journey is a super cute one with fruity puns but sadly it is on the retiring list and I believe may now be sold out, so I am glad that I got it when I did! The square punch is an oldie from Creative Memories and the heart embossing folder was also from FSJ.

I trimmed all my white and lime cardstocks using the sketch as my guide. I then used the smaller of the 2 square punches on a lime scrap. After running the largest lime green piece thru the heart embossing folder, I sanded it with my sanding block and used the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to remove the residual dust.

Before adhering the heart embossed panel to the card front, I repeatedly stamped the half of a lime image in black ink along the card bottom to make my own patterned paper.

Then I stamped the lime slice 3 times across the white rectangle and colored it with Prismacolor watercolor pencils using the Dove Blender. The sentiments were stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with white powder on a darker shade of lime green cardstock. I also brushed clear Wink of Stella over the colored lime slices to give them a littler glimmer before gluing on 3 lime sequins.

Both sentiment banners were adhered using foam pop dots for added dimension and the Lime Your's square was rubbed around the edges with a bit of white ink first.

The inside is simple, with a bit of embossing on a scrap of the darker lime and white ink brushed across the surface. The inside sentiment is an old one from my stash and I have no idea where it is even from, after all these years, lol. A heart punch and a bit more sanding completed the look.

Until next time~


  1. Fabulous card Kathy, love the design and the play on words sentiment is great. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Unicorn and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

  2. This is a terrific card... my hubs would love this too... he loves his gin 'n'tonics with lots of lime!
    Thanks for sharing at Shopping Our Stash this week!

  3. Super card, love the "pun" thanks for playing along with Shopping our stash for the Dude challenge.

  4. Great design, love the mix of patterns ;o) Thank you so much for joining our "For a Special Man / Boy" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a great day and happy crafting, Maike ;o)

  5. Such a cheerful card!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  6. Great card for our theme at Crafty Carmakers and what a sweet thought. Good luck with the challenge. Angela xXx

  7. Fab take on the sketch and those limes look delish!!
    Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH this week for our DUDE challenge!

  8. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn, Claire DT x

    1. thanks so very much for stopping by to take a look!

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