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Sunday, August 4, 2019

When Life Gives You Lemons...

Today I created a card for the new challenge at Oddball Art. Their theme is "Sweet Lemon Sour", and I think this is perfect for a summer theme! I used a digi image from a stamp set called Sweet Lemon Sour, available to Premium Newsletter members at Oddball Art  Co. It's really a treat to use this digi, as  I actually won  my Premium membership during an Oddball Art contest!
I printed my juiicy lemon directly onto my background sunburst paper - four times! I colored my lemons, then cut out two of them to give it dimension on my card. I also cut out my sentiment and my framed lemon, adhering them all on top of each other with  dimensional tape.
I actually tried a "new-to-me" technique on this card - I had never used thread and needle before today! I sewed the X's (kisses) using Baker's twine. My Gram would be so proud of me, as she taught me needlepoint, crewling and crocheting when I was young. For the O's (hugs), I used puffy paint.
I don't know if the photo shows it, but I used yellow and pink Stickles for the lemon "meat" and the lips. I like to sparkle up my cards!
Although the digi stamp set comes with an  original sentiment, I thought I would put my own unique sentiment to work. I created it in Photoshop using AR Herman font in pink and yellow and framed it before adding the second layer onto my card.
So there you have it, crafters! The challenge at Oddball Art lasts through the end of the month. Good luck and happy crafting!
Challenges I  am Entering:
Oddball Art - Sweet Lemon Sour
Crafty Calendar - August
Crafty Friends - Summer  Colors
Just Us Girls - Summer
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Colourific Challenge Corner - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers - Summer
Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Worldwide Open Design Team - Anything Goes


Kuni said...

Such a wonderful card.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Wendy L said...

A wonderful card full of Summer colour, thank you for joining us at the Crafty Friends challenge, xxxx

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Pat... it’s so lovely to see you have shared one of your gorgeous cards with us. Thanks for entering your card into our ‘Summer colours’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Loose Stitches said...

Lovely creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

Loose Stitches said...

I'm back again to see your lovely creation! :) Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

Ina G said...

Super cute fun card. Thanks for joining us at JUGS this week.

cm said...

Sweet lemon it! Fabulous summer card with the pretty pinks and yellows! So glad to see you in the Just Us Girls gallery!

Dreja said...

Ganz toll gemacht.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.
LG Dreja

Scrappy Scatty said...

Beautiful card
Thank you for joining us at Colourific this time
Good Luck
Hope to see you again
Love Jan

Gale said...

Fabulous card Pat! Great sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Gale DT for

Lizzy Love said...

So pretty I love your card and really enjoyed learning more about your process! Thanks for playing along with us in our August #oddballartchallenge

HattysScrapPlace said...

A super fun card!
Thanks so much for join us at Oddball art Stamps Blog Challenge. Hope to see you again in the next month.
DT - Hadry Dc🖤