Monday, June 29, 2015

A Refreshing Jar of Lemonade

Hey everyone!  The Shabby Tea Room has a cute inspiration photo for their challenge this week and I couldn't resist playing along!

Jen Carter Lemonade Love 2

I love mason jars and I also love cold pink lemonade on a hot sunny day!  For this challenge I pulled out a die from Frantic Stamper called the Milk Bottle & Mason Jar die.  I die cut it with patterned ombre paper that looked like pink lemonade to me.

Jen Carter Lemonade Love Banners 2

To create the banner, I used one the Medieval Banner dies and cut them from patterned paper.  I first stamped a curved line for them to hang from.  I wanted them to have a little dimension also so I used the trick below.

I applied adhesive to the top of the banners and then I put a small piece of dimensional foam at the bottom.  This allowed the banners to have a little lift and it won't be flattened when it is put in the envelope like it would if I had just curled them up a little.  

Jen Carter Lemonade Love Closeup 4

After I die cut the jar with the Dipped Dyed Ombre Paper, I attached a lemon that I had stamped with the Summertime Fruits stamp set from Frantic Stamper and then watercolored it with basic watercolors and an aqua pen.  I cut a tiny slit in the lemon so it could fit inside of the jar like the lemons in the inspiration photo. 

Here's the photo I used for inspiration for my card.

Thank you for stopping by!  I think it's time to go grab a refreshing lemonade!


KimCreate said...

Love your card! Thanks for the inspiration, I have a jar stamp and don't always know what to make with it! Your card is fabulous!

~amy~ said...

Super SWEET!

Diane said...

A beautiful take on the challenge with all the fun details you picked up from the inspiration it! Thank you for joining us at "The Shabby Tea Room" for our "Sweet Summer" challenge!

Tracey said...

Such a pretty card...perfect take on our challenge!Thank you for sharing it with us in The Shabby Tea Room :)

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