Today's card was made using sketch #335 from My Favorite Things as my inspiration and I'll be submitting it for "For the Guys" @ Unicorn Challenge Blog, "For a Special Man" @ Crafty Cardmakers and for "Dude" @ Shopping Our Stash. I made this for my hubby last week -just because I could, lol...no special occasion. Just celebrating our love and using one of my new stamp sets that I recently bought from FSJ during their "Break Up Sale".
This "Let's Twist" stamp set from Fun Stamper's Journey is a super cute one with fruity puns but sadly it is on the retiring list and I believe may now be sold out, so I am glad that I got it when I did! The square punch is an oldie from Creative Memories and the heart embossing folder was also from FSJ.
I trimmed all my white and lime cardstocks using the sketch as my guide. I then used the smaller of the 2 square punches on a lime scrap. After running the largest lime green piece thru the heart embossing folder, I sanded it with my sanding block and used the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to remove the residual dust.
Before adhering the heart embossed panel to the card front, I repeatedly stamped the half of a lime image in black ink along the card bottom to make my own patterned paper.
Then I stamped the lime slice 3 times across the white rectangle and colored it with Prismacolor watercolor pencils using the Dove Blender. The sentiments were stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with white powder on a darker shade of lime green cardstock. I also brushed clear Wink of Stella over the colored lime slices to give them a littler glimmer before gluing on 3 lime sequins.
Both sentiment banners were adhered using foam pop dots for added dimension and the Lime Your's square was rubbed around the edges with a bit of white ink first.
The inside is simple, with a bit of embossing on a scrap of the darker lime and white ink brushed across the surface. The inside sentiment is an old one from my stash and I have no idea where it is even from, after all these years, lol. A heart punch and a bit more sanding completed the look.
Until next time~