Saturday, June 20, 2015

When Life Gives You Lemons

Welcome to Glenda's Cards!

Today I am sharing a double twisted easel card! The tutorial for this card can be found at SplitCoastStampers The card begins with an 8 inch square of cardstock for the foundation. The pretty patterned paper is from the Paper Studio Country Road. White paper is Colorbok textured paper. This card folds so that it will fit into a business size envelope.
I have made several double twisted easel cards before but it has been a long time. Just wanted to have fun with something different!

Cricut Cartridges:
Just Because - Glass of lemonade is cut 1.35" wide; Phrase "When life gives you lemons" is cut 4.75" wide using the white cardstock over a pink patterned paper. The phrase mat is pop-dotted on the card to hold the two side elements in place when the card is opened.
Paisley - Lemon is cut 1.75" wide.
Splendid Soirees - Doily is cut 3.25" wide. I cut two white doilies, each is layered over yellow. 
When I Was a Kid - Corner flourish is cut 1.75" wide from white and layered over yellow. 

Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder is used on the lemon and the lemonade for a little texture.

To complete the look, I used small pink buttons and crinkle ribbon bows. I made a small green bow from DMC Memory Thread and formed little hearts to represent "loving lemonade in the summer time"!

 Close up of the two panels.

 Close up of the raised sentiment.

Card Challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 378 Add A Quote
In the Pink - Ch 71 Summer
Simply Create Too - Ch. 88 Old, Vintage, Shabby Chic
The Shabby Tea Room - Ch. 254 Sweet Summer -photo inspiration

Hope you enjoy my card! Thanks for your visits and comments!