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Hello crafters! It’s Bobbi Lemanski here with two cards featuring some bright and lovely lemons. I love the color yellow and when I see a bowl of lemons or clothing with a lemon print, I fall in love all over with these beauties. The fruit is so fresh and pretty!

I’m using the following Honey Bee Stamps products:

Taste and See Card

Freshly Picked stamp and coordinating die set

Fruits of the Spirit stamp and coordinating die set

Friend die set

Totally Sweet Card

Freshly Picked stamp and coordinating die set

Birds and the Bees stamp and coordinating die set

Pearfect Sentiments stamp and coordinating die set

Plaid A7 Cover Plate – Base Die

Taste and See Card

My first card measures 5″ X 7″ and includes six window openings in the shape of lemons on the front of the card. Inside this card, the lemons just shine and glisten with glittery sparkles.

To make this card, I blended Black Soot Distressed Oxide Ink around the outer edges of my royal blue panel. Next, I splattered paint on the front using white and a yellow-green acrylic paint and metallic gold watercolor paint. I die cut the lemon shapes using the Freshly Picked coordinating die set. I also stamped and heat embossed leaves from the Freshly Picked stamp set in white. I used a yellow-green colored pencil to color in the leaves.

The friend Honey Cuts die was die cut out of green cardstock (three cuts layered together) and attached to a white shadow die cut and position in the lower, right corner.

For the inside of the card, I cut a 5″ X 7″ panel and positioned it inside the blue card base. The lemons were stamped through the cutouts to make sure the fruit would line up with the openings. I colored the lemons using Copics in Y28, Y26, Y18, Y15, Y06, Y04, Y02, E57 and E59. I added Bee Creative Precision Glue to the lemons and sprinkled irridescent glitter on top. I also stamped the phrases from the Fruits of the Spirit stamp set inside the card. Specks of black and yellow were added to the panel using markers.

Totally Sweet card

For my next 5″ X 7″ card, I started with a deep navy card base and added the Plaid A7 Cover Plate – Base Die cut from Neenah 80lb Solar White cardstock (I used this paper for all the white elements). Next I stamped, colored and die cut the leafy large branch using the Birds and the Bees stamp and coordinating die set. I used two branches on this card, one was used in full and the second one was cut up and added in on the card front. I always use Honey Bee Stamps Bee Creative Precision Glue to attach all the pieces.

Lemons were stamped, colored and die cut from the Freshly Picked stamp and coordinating die set. To color the lemons and branches, I used the following Copic colors:

  • Lemons: Y28, Y26, Y18, Y15, Y06, Y04 and Y02. With each color, I used one color down to add the “divots” in the skin. I also made sure to leave a little white highlight front and center (as if the sunlight is shining head on).
  • For the leaves: YG65, YG23, YG03, YG00. Some leaves only got two of these colors. I kept the coloring simple for the leaves.
  • For the branches: E59, E57, E55

I stamped with Versamark and heat embossed in white the phrases from the set, Pearfect Sentiments stamp on aqua paper and then cut them out using the Pearfect Sentiments coordinating die set. Pretty sequins were added for sparkle using the Steam Punk Gold sequin mix and the Cashmere Confetti Mix. I also found some tiny flowers like these Blooms in Paradise mix that I added in white.

Inside the card, I stamped the leaves in green and everything else in black and added some black specks diagonally, across the panel.

You can shop all the fabulous Honey Bee Stamps products here. If you decide to place an order, please use the links in this post so that Honey Bee knows which ideas inspired you!

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