Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dazzling Citrus

I am seriously behind on this week's SCS challenges. Normally I would just forgo them, but I really wanted to try and get them done this week. I decided to combine yesterday's sketch challenge and Tuesday's Color Challenge. I haven't used Tart and Tangy for some time and I thought it would work well for both challenges. I couldn't find a way to make this fit into today's WT challenge or I would have! LOL! This card is clean and crisp...I was in the mood. I have been doing a lot of vintage lately.

I started out by stamping the fruit images onto white cardstock and then punching them out with my 1 1/4 inch square punch. I then mounted them onto a piece of "Good Morning Sunshine" DSP. I added crystal effects to the center of the lemon and orange and the peel of the apple and then poured dazzling diamonds glitter over the top.

I also used my texture plates from SU!. If anyone has any tips for getting them to work in a Cuttlebug I would love to hear them. This is what I did: A plate, texture plate face up, cardstock, two tan rubber mats from Spellbinders, B plate and then I ran it through my cuttlebug. You can hardly see it, but I used it on the back Pumpkin Pie layer. It is super subtle, but in real life you can see it better. Everything else is pretty self-explanatory, but I did add a corduroy button that I love. I really need to get a few more colors.
I really liked making this card because I used a set I haven't used in a while as well as the pumpkin pie cardstock. The top pieces were completely faded. Hmmmm....that is not so good! LOL!
Thanks for fluttering by!
Stamps: Tart and Tangy, Best Yet
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Summer Sun
Paper: White, Pumpkin Pie, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain ribbon, corduroy button, linen thread, dimensionals, dazzling diamonds glitter, crystal effects, 1 1/4 inch square punch, SU! Texture Plates


harrahx2 said...

You said you put crystal affects and covered in crystal affects? Beautiful card, by the way.

Deborah Saaranen said...

Fresh and yummy! I love this fruit set--what a marvelous design you've created with it today!

Karen H. (kthaman) said...

Awesome card! I am loving the way you cut the panel for the sentiment.

Jackie Pedro said...

Oh my gosh, this is so cute!!! Love the fresh citrus colors!! Great card, Kelly!!

Connie (cmc2stamp) said...

This is just soo cute! I love the sparkly fruit and that fab button!!

Norine said...

really nice love the fruit and the design is just great

Valerie said...

Delicious! The fruits remind me of those sugar coated jelly fruit candies - YUM!

Jeannie said...

Another great layout on SCS - I luv it too and it's fun to work with. Your fruit effect is great!

Peace and Luv,

Amy said...

Love your double challenge card, Kelly! The fruit looks yummy enough to eat!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

This is totally cute!! I love the crisp colors!

I popped out 4 fruity cards today....I may post them soon?!

{pam} said...

very cute card!!! i found the following two variations on scs for the cuttlebug sandwich with su! texture plates.
version 1 (from the bottom):
A Plate
Texture Plate
Rubber Silicone
(I used 5 pieces of cardstock to Shim)
B Plate

version 2 (from the bottom):
A Plate
Shim (1 piece of Whisper White CS)
Texture Plate
Silicone Pad
Impressions Pad

i have heard other people also lightly mist their paper before embossing and that it gives a much deeper impression. hth!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally cute Kelly!! I would have never thought of this set with that color combo but it TOTALLY works!!

Melissa K. said...

Ooh, ooh! this is so pretty and fresh.

Michelle Wooderson said...

Kelly, your recent creations are drop dead gorgeous!!!!! Oh my word, you can STAMP girl!! I wanted to personally thank you for making that Strawberry Shortcake song stick in my mind. I thought I had purged it a loooonnnng time ago as my girls are 10 and 11 now....but noooo, now I have that running through my head. I thought at times I would secretly smash that tape to smitherines it got so old!!! LOL! Good times though, good times.

Hugs, Mish

Dawn Easton said...

I'm so excited to see a Tart & Tangy card! This was a go to set for me for months and one I just can't part
Love the sparkly fruit!!! So yummy looking!

Renée said...

LOVE the colorus of this card, Kelly! The glitter is a perfect touch as are all the embellishments. I try to stay up with the current challenges but right now, I find myslef bogged down with too much "other" stuff (ie laundry ...):)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW yummy yummy*g* Like the fresh summer colors, gorgeous card!

Hugs Anja

Nancy Riley said...

Spectacular card, Kelly! I love the glitter on the fruit -- makes it look so edible! GREAT colors too! LOVE it!

Stamp and Smile said...

Kelly a super job on the color challenge! I didn't try this week, but might have to this weekend. Very springy/summer colors!! Smiles... :)

Cynthia said...

Those oranges look good enough to eat! Darling card with the new corduroy button!! Yes! Funny you would mention it, I just found links to the very thing you want. You know where to find me girl!

Ifat Art said...

You did a great job with those citrus colors.

Thanks for sharing.