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A Day to Celebrate


Hello, Second post for the day and one more card using Lemon Zest! 🙂

For the last few days, I have been thinking about the colors over at The Color Throwdown and knew I wanted to do something a bit outside the box. Then, when I saw the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches an idea popped into my head. Who says when you are making a card you have to stay true to the colors of that object! I kinda like the way this card turned out and hope you do too!

Here is a close-up so you can see that I heat embossed the sentiment in gold.

Card Details: Spellbinders-Lemon Zest, Lattice cover die from Whimsy Stamps, the sentiment is heat embossed in gold and from SU. I used a very little bit of Antique Linen Oxide ink along with Vintage Photo to give my leaves and lemons so dimension. My card base and cover plate were done with Cream cardstock but I am not sure you can tell with the overcast day we are having.

I know I have been posting a ton lately and you are probably thinking, how on earth and or does she do anything else? Well, my secret is, that I have stopped wasting a couple of hours every morning sipping coffee and scrolling through my phone and or blogs. I give myself 20 minutes and then I start my day. It is working out so well and I definitely feel more productive! I also added some timely reminders on the IG App that have really helped me to put the phone down!

Do you have bits of your day that you waste that you could change? I challenge you to give it a try!

Take care, Nanc’

7 thoughts on “A Day to Celebrate

  1. Ok, I loved the purple, but these colors are so magical. It looks like baby lemons getting ready to ripen. I’m,I’ve the gold and that textured die cut background.

  2. You’re rockin’ the lemons, Nancy! This is pretty. Yes, the artistic license you took with the lemons paid off!

  3. I love the soft colors, Nancy, and that coverplate is fabulous.

  4. I love your use of the sketch with the softly colored lemons and the neutral-colored leaves and little flowers popping out the top! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. What a pretty way to use the dies. Lovely texture and detail on this. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  6. I love all the texture and dimension on your card! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown this week!

  7. You’re absolutely right, creativity is far more important and there’s absolutely no need to get stuck to objects’ true colors. Your card proves it beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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