Summer Citrus with Melissa Miller

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Hi everyone! I’m Melissa from Catherine’s Design Team and I’m thrilled to be back again guest posting here for her today. I have another card for you featuring  the recent Freshly Picked release. Nothing says summer quite like citrus fruit and colors, so that’s what I incorporated into my design for today.

citrushello I started my card by randomly stamping the citrus slice image from the I Pick You stamp set using VersaMark ink. Since I was planning to cover the entire panel, I did this step in two sections to ensure the ink didn’t dry before I embossed the images.

I stamped all the slices on the upper half of the card, applied the white embossing powder, then set them using my heat tool. I then repeated the process for the bottom half of the card.

Once I had all the embossing done and let it cool for a few minutes, I pulled in three of Catherine’s inks to do some ink blending. I started with Tiara at the top, Tutti Frutti in the middle, and Melon Ice at the bottom.

If you haven’t tried ink blending with Catherine’s inks, you should! They blend so beautifully. After I had the ink blending done, I wiped off all the embossed slices with a paper towel to remove any excess ink.

citrushello2 For the sentiment, I decided to pull in the previously released Hello World bundle. I used the very pretty script hello from the stamp set along with the coordinating die. I started by using the die to cut the negative space from my ink blended panel.

I then adhered the panel to a top-folding card base using tape runner. Finally, I inked up the coordinating hello stamp using Catherine’s Black Jack ink and stamped it through the negative space onto the card base and that completed the card.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fresh Summer citrus card. Please be sure to post your creations using the Freshly Picked release and share them with us across social media!

 


  • Angela July 31, 2017, 2:02 pm

    Comment-love it!
    Question-what sizes of card stock did you use, for both the front citrus panel and the card base?
    Thanks!

  • Catherine July 31, 2017, 2:17 pm

    Thank you, Angela!
    the card base was made from a full sheet of cardstock cut in half and folded in half, so the card is 4-1/4 x 5-1/2.
    The stamped layer is 4 x 5-1/4.

  • Dawn T August 1, 2017, 4:41 am

    beautiful

  • Gloria August 3, 2017, 10:56 pm

    This is a beautiful card. I haven’t tried your inks yet. Do you sell them in a bundle?

  • Catherine August 3, 2017, 11:00 pm

    We sure do, Gloria! You’ll love them! :)
    https://shop.catherinepooler.com/collections/ink

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