Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Raspberries and lemonade...

Good morning!

So have you ever seen stamps and known right away exactly what you wanted to create with them? That is what happened when I first saw these new fruity gals from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. This card flashed into my brain right down to the very papers and sentiment that I wanted to use... all I had to do was wait for my order to arrive and when they came I couldn't wait to ink these two right up.

You see, I LOVE a nice big glass of raspberry lemonade. It is easily one of my most favorite drinks... I'm getting thirsty just thinking about it right now, LOL! The pairing is the perfect mix of sweet and tart so I thought it would make for a fun kind of inside joke to play off of that perfect blend on this friendship themed card. I typed up my sentiment, stamped Rebecca Raspberry and masked her off before stamping Lily Lemon over her so that the two would look like they overlapped in the frame I cut out for them. And then the rest of the card truly felt like it just flew together and I can honestly say that it turned out just like I first envisioned it would over a week ago. Always so much fun when that happens! ;)

Well here's hoping for warmer weather so that I can enjoy a cool drink of raspberry lemonade sooner rather than later!

Thanks so much for dropping by... hope your day is a sweet one! :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Basic Grey (Lemonade)
stamps- Kraftin Kimmie (Lily Lemon and Rebecca Raspberry)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
Martha Stewart border punch
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls and gems
computer generated sentiment
Sakura clear glaze pen
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair (Lily)- E50, E51, E53, 0, Y21, y23
hair (Rebecca)- E33, E35, E37, E59, E79
clothes- Y11, Y13, Y15, YG21, YG23, YG03, YG25, Y06, RV14, RV17, RV19, R89
sky- BG000, 0

27 comments:

Larisa said...

Amy, you make my day every time I come to see what more you made))) This card is so beautiful again))) Love all the images what are using by yours ... Do you have all these rubber stamps? I am envious so much..)))))

chrilvian said...

love the colouring
fruutycard, yummy yummy

theCook said...

ooh! never tried raspberry and lemonade, but it sounds really good!
Love the colors!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Amy. This is super adorable! I love your take on the raspberry lemonda. What a great idea. Mine all time fave is strawberry lemonade. OMGoodness...there just isn't anything better to drink on a hot summer day. :O) I love the papers that you used as well. Also one of my faves. It sounds like we were like you guys yesterday. It was so grey and gloomy. It was still warmer so I won't complain too much. lol...Have a great day. Hugs, Lisa

♥Rach♥ said...

Nothing ever turns out the way I expect it to, lol! So this is a real accomplishment in my eyes on top of the fact that it's ADORABLE! I love the colors, theme and stamps, just a perfect compliment!
PS: Love raspberry lemonade, it's second only to a good Cherry Limeade!

Nancy Thomas said...

Love how you merged the two images. Gorgeous colors - such a happy looking card.

Mette said...

Totally fab card Amy. Love the papers and your super colouring. Love those stamps too :)

Hugs, Mette

La Vikinga said...

Beautiful card - I really like your colours used!!!

Charlotta

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Lovely work Amy.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card for a friend. I just love the image. TFS.

Krista said...

Omg just brilliant! My favorite drink too!!! I love love this! Great card!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

super adorable card, amy! what a cute sentiment. love the little girls and your color combo is awesome! everything fits together perfectly!
thanks for sharing and have a great day!
*hugs* steph :)

Shaela said...

this is beautiful!! and yeah, you gotta love it when the cards go together JUST like you want them too, haha.

Shelley Sarina said...

So cute! LOVE IT!

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful!!!!

Leanne said...

Love it!

TaraG said...

This is absolutely stunning, Amy! What a brilliant idea and I just LOVE how you used the accessory stamps to create the border at the edge of the image....your are a stampin' genius!!!!! Lilly and Rebecca look so beautiful what a great combo!!!!
Hugs,t

ms.espresso said...

Aw... it's perfect! I love the sentiment with it and the way you used the accessory fruit images on the frame- gorgeous!

Kim Y. said...

Raspberry lemonade sounds so yummy!! This is another fun bright cheery card, Amy! Love it!

scrapn_momof2 said...

I love raspberry lemonade. Yummy. Your card is just adorable!!

Tasha said...

Fabulous card Amy, love the images you used - fab idea to put them together! loving the DP
love tasha xx

Juls said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! These 2 are just gorgeous together!!!! Love the colours...the scallops....just everything!!! Its just stunning!!!!!!, now I really NEED these stamps...put I have put myself on a spending ban until I have made 100 cards...why!!!! 5 down 95 to go!!! LOL!!! As always thank you for your inspiration! Hugs Juls

Stamping Cafe said...

This is super yummy, Amy! Looking at your card makes me want to get a raspberry lemonade... LOL!! Gorgeous gorgeous colors and coloring, you ROCK girl!! Love your work!!

donna mikasa said...

Only you could come up with a fabby card with inspiration from a drink! So clever!

Sherman said...

I love your tutti-fruity card! Gorgeous!
Sherman Unkefer

RiNNE said...

Your post and card are soo very yummy!!!!

Alice Wertz said...

yummy colors and LOVE the design! LOVE this!!