I live in Southern California so even though it's December, it still feels like summer here! I made this card with Lawn Fawn's Summertime Charm stamp set and the coordinating dies. This set came out quite a while ago, but I just got it so I thought I would go ahead and use it!
First I made the background using my watercolors. I would link to the ones I used, but I got them a looooong time ago when I was a kid so I have no idea what brand they are!
I stamped the jar image with some VersaMark ink onto a piece of vellum, then heat embossed it with some white embossing powder and used the coordinating die to cut it out. I stamped out the lemon slices & strawberries with some Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored them with Copics, and hand cut them out since I didn't want the white trim that the dies leave. The challenge was to get the fruit pieces to look like they were inside of the jar, but still look sharp and not blurred out like the straw is behind the vellum. So I did a few tests and decided to put Multi Medium Matte onto the front of the images and glue them to the back of the vellum.
I watercolored a little piece of watercolor cardstock to sit behind the jar and look like strawberry lemonade. I cut the paper straw (from Target- Dollar Spot) in half vertically and horizontally and glued it to the strawberry lemonade piece. I had to create some room for the straw so I put some fun foam on the edges of the vellum, behind the white embossing. Then I cut a little slit in the vellum jar, stuck the straw in and adhered the finished embellishment onto the background.
I added some hearts with the SSS Mini Hearts die and covered them with some Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents. The card needed a sentiment so I used one from the SSS Lemonade stamp set and cut it out to fit on the SSS Folded Banner die cut.
Lastly I stamped a sentiment on the inside of the card.
And that's it! The end. This card took me a while to create, but I really like how it turned out.
Stay warm & pretend it's summer! :P