Hello Folks! Scott here with my 10 cards from the Love From Lizi July 2019 Card Kit. Lizi is calling this the Summer Fruits kit and it features the ‘eyelash girls’ introduced in the LFL September ’18 “Happy Haunting” kit – this month the costumes are minimal!
This is our second Love From Lizi manufactured kit in the last year – everything is designed, created and manufactured specifically for Love From Lizi. As usual, we get tons of supplies in this kit and a few surprises! I did get some of the add on products this month including the two add on stamp sets – “Summer Loving” (on the left) and “Summer Girl” (on the right) which gives me another two of the ‘eyelash girls’ and that terrific camper stamp! Since Lizi provided us with some extra copic-friendly card stock this month, I decided to go ahead and stamp all of the image stamps on a half-sheet of that card stock using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I grabbed my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color everything. I also did a little paper piecing here and there on the girls – can you tell? – the bows, some clothes, and the surfboard!
We did get matching dies for the stamps in this kit, so I did another, “color, cut, and display on the stamp set” picture.
I did try to match my coloring with the palette of this kit – paper piecing helps – but other than hair, there’s really not a lot to color on these girls – Just lots of skin and lots of hair!
I did cut the 5 colored card stock sheets in half, and used some for card bases and some for card panels… wherever inspiration took me.
Now, I have probably never sent a ‘Summer’ themed card to anyone ever, but you know I like to try to use all the images and sentiments in our stamp sets on my ten cards. I should at least be able to use these four sentiments! We’ll see how successful I am with this kit – some of the props in these stamp sets are pretty tiny – not to mention the extremities on the girls themselves!
There is that “watermelon in hand” sentiment that obviously goes with the watermelon girl, so lets start there! I think we can combine a sentiment or two with her as well!
I die-cut a piece of white card stock with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die and ink blended some Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink around the edges. I thought it would be fun to highlight the five new colors of embossing powders Lizi introduced in the July release – Neon Grapefruit, Neon Lemon, Cherry Red, Neon Lime, and Peony Purple – so I die cut five chevron borders using a Darice Borders die and embossed each with a different color powder. All of those are terrifically bright and fairly fine embossing powders, so I thought I would try them on the sentiments as well, The Neon Lime matches the Lucky Clover ink nicely, and I LOVE that Cherry Red!
I glued the embossed chevron stripes right next to each other along the bottom of the card panel, and matted that to a thin mat of the Raspberry Pink card stock, and glued those to a Pink card base. I attached the girl and the leaf to the card front using the foam squares included in the kit, and embellished with three blue enamel dots. They match the bow and skirt on the girl perfectly! (both paper pieced) I did continue the sentiments on the inside of the card stamping the “Have a wonderful Summer” on the inside writing surface. I think all three of these sentiments work very nicely together! I like how the Pink and Raspberry Pink card stocks and the green ink blending on the white card panel echo a watermelon! And if that slice of watermelon is any indicator, then that watermelon must be bigger than her head! LOL!
That knocked out three sentiments from our stamp set right there! All that’s left on this stamp set is the “Sweet thanks” sentiment. Since all of our ‘sweet’ images in the stamp sets were very small I decided to turn to some of the images in our pattern papers.
I don’t think we can get any more pink than this card!! The pink grapefruit and lime image, along with the pineapple and the watermelon slices are fussy cut from the pattern papers and arranged together for the focal image on this card. I glued all three cut-outs together and traced their outline on the pink pineapple and lime pattern paper and fussy cut a reverse mat about a quarter of an inch wider. I glued the cut pattern paper to a Raspberry Pink mat and then down to another pink card base.
I stamped the “Sweet thanks” with Onyx Black ink and mounted the fruit arrangement with some foam squares. I did add a couple of fussy-cut pattern paper flowers for a little extra interest and embellished the card with a row of the miniature fruit pieces from the sequin mix along with a few clear sequins. I’m pleased that the pattern papers provide us with some fruit images that are large enough to hold their own on a card front! A very sweet, very PINK thank you card!
My attention was drawn to the ephemera girl holding an ice cream cone that is almost as tall as herself! Seems like the perfect image for this oft repeated sentiment!
I printed this sentiment on a white card base using the Brady Bunch Remastered font and my Silhouette software. I used a stitched hillside die to cut the edge of the ice pops pattern paper and glued that to the left side of my card front. I attached our ephemera girl with some foam squares, added three purple enamel dots below the sentiment and a thin Mauve Moonstone peel off along the edge of the pattern paper. The thinnest pin stripe peel offs will actually follow a curve fairly easily. I like using these ephemera pieces and die-cut images on a white background because it camouflages the white borders. Did you notice the asterisk at the end of the sentiment? Oh yes… there is more to come! Seems like there’s always a condition when someone says they love you more than something (or someone) else! “Unless it’s mint chocolate chip” is printed on the inside of this card just the same as the sentiment on the front. Now THAT makes me laugh! A nice valentine or ‘love you’ card that doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with summer!
The ‘Summer Loving’ add on stamp set has that “life is better in a bikini” sentiment and one of the girl images that’s actually wearing a bikini is the one with her back to us. That pretty much pulls your focus right to her bikini!! I swear that has got to be one of the tiniest little bikinis EVER!!
I cut a 2″ strip of that lovely blue-green shimmer pattern paper and glued that to the middle of a Mint card base. I stamped and clear embossed the sentiment towards the bottom of that strip. The “is” in that sentiment is so tiny I had to reinforce it with a white gel pen. It would probably read okay stamped on white but it was very hard to read when it was stamped on this pattern paper.
I reached for the new LFL Bubble peel offs in Green Mirror and edged the pattern paper with the medium bubble strips. I like those new Bubble peel offs!! I added a strip of our mauve mirror washi tape on either side and then thin strips of the Raspberry Pink card stock to the outside of the washi tape. The smallest Bubble peel offs fit on those strips perfectly, and I added a super thin strip of both to anchor my girl mounted with foam squares. A few sequins for more sparkle on this shimmer pattern paper and I also stamped the “sea you soon” sentiment on the inside – gives us a little purpose for this card! And it’s a nice pun!
I was eager to use the bonus “aloha!” die included in our kit this month, so I took a scrap of white card stock and did some quick ink blending with Simon Says Stamp Watermelon and Lemon Zest hybrid inks and die-cut the “aloha!” from that.
I also die-cut two more layers from some plain white card stock and glued all three layers together for a nice chunky sentiment. Keeping track of that tiny little dot for the exclamation point was a little tedious, but I like the end result!. I cut more of that shimmer pattern paper with a LFSRD and matted that on a black mat before die-cutting the “aloha!” shadow die from the center. The pattern paper and mat are glued down to a Sunshine Yellow card base, and the die cut “aloha!” glued into that opening. I like doing those reverse mats – it’s a nice way to stretch your card stock! I added the ephemera pieces to the two corners with some glue and foam squares and finished this card with some enamel dots, a little Glossy Accents on the sunglasses, and the “Have a good summer” epoxy sticker in the lower right corner. I like that fact that Aloha means both Hello AND Goodbye! If I only knew someone living in or headed to Hawaii!
I like the “Eat beach sleep repeat” sentiment on the “Summer Loving” stamp set. Particularly appropriate because we have that great camper/caravan stamp as well!
On a Cream card base, I masked off the top third with some post-it notes and ink blended some Spiced Marmalade Distress oxide ink above the line, and some Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide ink below the line. I added some texture to the ‘sand’ with a disposable micro applicator brush and some Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink. I like the variation that these applicator brushes provide. I added some white dots to the ‘sand’ using a white gel pen and added a thin strip of the leftover blue-green pattern paper for a thin horizon of ocean in the distance.
I stamped the sentiment using Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink and the birds (from the SSS “Sea you soon” stamp set) in Walnut Stain Distress oxide ink. I fussy-cut the camper and the surf board girl and added them to the card front with foam squares. It seemed only appropriate to add the “Have a wonderful summer” sentiment on the inside of this card. A relatively simple but very nice beach scene – I really like that camper stamp!
Watermelon seemed particularly prevalent in this kit – let’s play with some puns!
I die-cut the striped pattern paper on an angle with a LFSRD and printed the “You’re one in a MELON” sentiment using my Silhouette software and the BlackJack and Brady Bunch fonts. I cut a mat to size from a scrap of white card stock and covered the edges with our gold glitter washi tape before gluing it behind the pattern paper. Both of those are glued to a Raspberry Pink card base. This is our third girl from the stamp set included with our kit – I fussy cut a slice of watermelon from the pattern papers and placed that in her hands and attached both to the card front with foam squares. Again, we have another watermelon that’s got to be bigger than this girl’s head! Fun pun!!
I couldn’t resist this pun – maybe considered a simple joke – but this cracks me up!
I cut a 3.75″ panel of that terrific watermelon shimmer pattern paper and glued that to a Sunshine Yellow card base. I ran a couple strips of the Green Mirror Sway peel offs down either side and turned to my Silhouette software for this sentiment. I stuck two pieces of vellum together using my Xyron sticker maker and printed “when life gives you MELONS…” using the Brady Bunch font on the doubled-up vellum. I let that dry for a while and die-cut it with a Spellbinders Deckled rectangle die, ran it through the sticker maker again and glued it to the card front. The big kick comes on the inside with the completion of this sentiment – “you just might be dyslexic!” That makes me giggle every time I say it! I added the small watermelon wedge and the lemon from the stamp set(s) around the inside sentiment to kind of drive home the whole melon = lemon gag. A simple card with a terrifically funny sentiment. Sometimes I just can’t help myself!
The “Summer Girl” add on stamp set had a “Girls just want to have fun” sentiment, and I was a little surprised that Lizi didn’t go for the obvious pun here… it is Summer!!
On the Cream card base, I took my homemade sunburst stencil, and using the SSS hybrid inks and my Cheap-o blender brushes, ink blended this sunburst on the top half of the card front. I did the same technique for the sand as the camper card using Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink (a little lighter). I printed the “Girls just wanna have SUN” sentiment on the bottom of the card front using the Brady Bunch font again, and added my blue ocean horizon line using the new Denim Blue Mirror peel off from the Summer Fruits peel off bundle. I chose three of the girls from the ephemera pack and mounted them to the front with foam squares. I like our center girl facing the sun! Then I cut apart the yellow tassel from our embellishment bag and added the strips to the sunburst on the outside of the girls. That adds a LOT of dimension to the sunburst almost making it pop off the page. Who can resist this practically perfect sentiment? My apologies to Cyndi Lauper!
One more card to go, and I still haven’t used the ephemera camper/caravan or the tiny eyelash girl from the Summer Girl add on stamp set – she seemed a little bit smaller compared to the other girls so I thought maybe…!
I reverse stamped the girl from the “Summer Girl” stamp set and colored her before fussy cutting both girls. I trimmed the white border around the camper and figured out it’s placement on a Mint card panel. I traced around the camper and colored the card panel to look like the inside of the camper, as well as the outside landscape. I cut a slot for the hinge in the card panel above the camper roof and added a pull tab so it would flip the front of the camper open. I also cut out the window on the front of the camper to give a hint of what’s inside. I printed the sentiment on my last Mint card panel using the Noteworthy and BlackJack fonts, and cut that to match the camper and glued it on the back of the ephemera camper. Everything is mounted to a sturdy black card base with some foam tape and double-sided adhesive, and I finished off the night sky with the smallest sequins and stars from our sequin mix.
This is the first ‘pull-tab flip-up reveal card’ I’ve done and I think I need to finesse the mechanics a bit… but it’s basically just a folded hinge that is a touch ABOVE the slit on the card front so when you pull the tab it flips the image over. If I find a reason to do another one of these type of cards, I promise I’ll do a detailed how-to! I think I was much more interested in creating a plausible scene inside this camper than I was in perfecting this mechanism! I do think this is completely adorable and a pretty cool surprise!
That’s my 10 cards featuring the Love From Lizi July 2019 Card Kit. I think we have a pretty good assortment of cards from this kit – some good puns and jokes and only five cards are specifically summer-themed! And not too heavy on the pink!
I did manage to use all 5 of the girls (6 if you count the reverse stamped girl!) and 7 of the sentiments from the stamp set(s). I didn’t use every single prop in our stamp sets, but I used all of the card stock except one piece of white. I used bits and pieces from 10 sheets of our pattern paper pack (10 more untouched!) and quite a few ephemera pieces. I didn’t get to use the vellum or the acetate specialty papers in our kit – I just didn’t find a need for them, but I did use a little bit of most everything else in our kit! Lizi packs her kits with so many supplies you can make so many more cards from this kit – as is the same with ALL of the Love From Lizi Card Kits!
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