This is my 300th blog post! Can you believe it? I'm celebrating by posting a bowl of sunshine. Okay, a bowl of lemons actually. The stamp set is called Bowl of Sunshine, and my lemons are bright yellow, so it looks like a heaping bowl of sunshine on my card. :)
I had three small pieces left of the Urban Garden paper and I stitched them to a white base using my sewing machine. I haven't done that in a good while! It was fun and nerve wracking, all at the same time. I bent up the edges after stitching. I punched a narrow Yoyo Yellow cardstock strip with a scallop border. I stamped my sentiment (also from Bowl of Sunshine) on a Baja Breeze piece cut with an Initial Thoughts die.
I cut out white cardstock with the Bowl of Sunshine dies and then stamped the bowl in black ink. I added the decorative strip in Baja Breeze ink. I stamped the lemons and leaves (two separate pieces) using Yoyo Yellow and Pear Pizzazz ink. Then I simply glued it all together. After adhering the different elements to the stitched mat, I distressed the outer edges to add more texture. The whole thing was placed on a Baja Breeze card base.
This was a fun card to make! I kept changing which Urban Garden card was my favorite as I created them, but now that I'm done with that paper, I must now declare this one as my very favorite. I love the colors and that sweet bowl of lemons would brighten anyone's day.
Stay tuned for the remaining Urban Garden cards. Three posts left to go!
Stamps: Bowl of Sunshine (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Baja Breeze, Yoyo Yellow, Pear Pizzazz (Stampin' Up)
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink); Baja Breeze, Yoyo Yellow, Urban Garden dsp (Stampin' Up)
Misc: Bowl of Sunshine dies, Initial Thoughts die (Papertrey Ink); Scallop Border punch (Stampin' Up)