Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Pink & Main Bonus For A Friend

Earlier this year I shared a card with you that I made for a friend who is battling cancer. I decided to send regular cards to her to show my support throughout her journey.  When my first design team parcel from Pink & Main arrived, one of the stamp sets was a lemonade theme. As soon as I saw it and one of its phrases (when life gives you lemons) I thought of my dear friend and wanted to make a card for her with that stamp set. Here's the card that will soon be winging its way to my friend:

The lemon is stamped on paper covered self-adhesive chipboard and coloured just to give the card some dimension. I added distress ink to the back of the vellum mason jar with a water brush to look like lemonade. I had to perform some surgery on the stamp in the set to get the ice cubes. The cubes were inside a jug so I cut them out so I could use them alone on this project. I stamped them in grey on the back so they weren't too prominent.

The inside reads as follows: Drink Lemonade with a Friend (stamped)
Under that I wrote: OR chuck them back and demand a cocktail!
(I saw this alternative saying on a sidewalk chalkboard once and have never forgotten it)

Although I had the stamp in mind I did browse some challenge sites to see what their current themes were and this helped my card come together very easily. This card is being entered in the following challenges:
Inspiration Emporium - Everything Goes. The details are here
Southern Girls Challenge - Words. When Life Gives You lemons counts as words, right?  The details are here
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday - Yellow (I added yellow ink to the background of the vellum mason jar and added a hand coloured lemon).  The details are here
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.  The details are here
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes.  The details are here
Not sure if I am allowed to load the same card to both Anything Goes challenges at Simon Says Stamp

Materials: Stamps - Pink & Main; Card - American Crafts, Paper - Alison Kreft for Echo Park, Heidi Swapp; Cardstock - DCWV; Chipboard for Lemon - Quikutz; Ink - Ranger, Tim Holtz; Die - Unknown; Vellum.


  1. Very inventive use of your stamps to create this lovely card, great sentiment (like what you have added to the inside too!
    Thanks for joining the Southern Girls for our 'wordy' challenge!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog Chris - I much prefer my alternative to the lemons saying! ;)

  2. Fabulous use of the stamps and a wonderful sentiment! Thank you for sharing and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.. :)

    1. Thanks for dropping by Emma and for taking the time to comment! I love it when I can finally get a challenge completed (in time!)

  3. Wow what a very creative card. so much detail especially on the lemonade jar. Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls Challenge. Meighan DT

    1. Thanks for stopping by end leaving a lovely comment Meighan! I love SGC challenges.

  4. Fabulous card - ready for one of those right now!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp this week.
    Caryn xxx

    1. Thanks Caryn. I'm ready for one of the cocktails mentioned inside the card :)