I wanted to share a refreshing card today. Oranges from the Sweet Citrus Bundle are a refreshing summer drink or snack, and especially a card. The Sweet Citrus Bundle is a great one that doesn’t get utilized enough.
Stamps and Dies Plus
As mentioned above, the Sweet Citrus Bundle is a really nice one that can be used for a few different fruits depending on your colors. I went with an orange. But there is more! You may not be able to see the background very well, but there is an embossing folder which is a Hybrid Folder back there. Not only can you emboss the fruit, but can emboss and cut them out. I love this!! Stampin’ Up! has created a few of these and they work perfectly as intended.
The oranges and leaves are stamped and then die cut. They are arranged to somewhat fit the same image that is embossed on the layer. And the sentiment is from this stamp set as well. That is always a winner for me to be able to do a one stamp set card.
To keep in mind the oranges, I went with Pumpkin Pie as a highlight layer to emphasize the center of the oranges. The outside was stamped using Crushed Curry. And the leaves are Granny Apple Green. The card layers were kept simple to allow the Pumpkin Pie to really pop. I used Thick Basic White for the base and then the layers are Basic White as well. The sentiment is stamped with the Granny Apple Green to add more of that color. And the finishing touch is a couple of the Iridescent Pastel Gems. They tend to pick up the color they are around.
This layout is one that has a shorter front section. Looking at the photo, you should be able to see that the sentiment is actually on the inside of the card and the front stops just above it. This measurement is good for showing off a strip of DSP or ,as I did here, the sentiment in a different way. And it works just as well in landscape as in portrait position.
The measurements are the card base is 4 1/4 X 9 3/4 scored at 5 1/2. The Pumpkin Pie layers are 4 X 4 and 4 X 1. For the embossed layer I used Basic White cut to 3 7/8 X 3 7/8. And the sentiment is Basic White at 3 7/8 X 7/8. There is also the same Pumpkin Pie and embossed layer (except not embossed) on the inside. I like to add a layer to write on even on White and the color layer helps make it pop.
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