Easy Peasy Card

June 8, 2022


I love a good challenge (or 3, or 5) and the one at As You See It Challenge blog was too good to pass up. The theme for Challenge #276 is "Here's to Beverages." Now, there's a topic I virtually never touch. I don't own any coffee, tea, cocktail, beer, or canned beverage stamps or dies. I might have a piece of scrapbook paper but I'd have to search. In times like this I turn to Silhouette Design Store. I found a fantastic paper-pieced image by Doodlebug Design. I created it with a LOT of Stampin' Up! cardstock including Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizazz and a few others. Heavy vellum from Amazon made the ice cubes. It took less time to assemble than I guessed and I sized it to fit on the bottom of a vertical slimline panel 3.5" x 8.5". 


At the top I really wanted the sentiment of "Being friends with you is easy peasy lemon squeezy." Naturally, I didn't have a stamp on hand for that. I turned to MS Word, but I couldn't find a font that was just what I wanted. Next, I turned to the online site Canva. I discovered a wonderful, swooshy, handwritten font called Brightwall. I typed my phrase on a white background and then saved it as a .png file. As I had chosen a white cardstock to print it on, the white background couldn't stand out. I ran it through my laser printer (bought used on FB Marketplace to use for printing on cardstock) and then cut it into the slimline panel shape. 

Next, I took a small blending brush and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and created a blue glow at the bottom of the piece for the glass to sit on. I used foam adhesive to pop up the lemonade and I was finished. It was relatively easy peasy lemon squeezy! I am also entering this at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog where the theme is bright and cheerful.



6 comments

  1. Janet, this is adorable! So refreshing, lol, what great dies! How brilliant to use vellum for the ice cubes - perfect touch! Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!

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  2. I love this, Janet! What a great set of dies and I love how you got the sentiment just right! The mint leaves are a great touch! Thanks for getting into our theme at As You See It Challenges!

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  3. How absolutely gorgeous! All the layers of the lemon give it such depth, as do all the various items in the glass. thanks for joining in with us at As You See It.

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  4. What a great way to create a suitably-themed card in the absence of a stamp set to fill the gap. I love the way all of the pieces come together to make your refreshing drink Janet! Thanks for sharing with us over at As You See It this week!

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  5. I don't have many beverage stamps either, so it was fun to see how you rose to the challenge! CUTE little glass of lemonade, just adorable! Thanks for sharing this with us at As You See It this week!

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  6. Janet...this is absolutely adorable and perfect for the challenge! The smiley face on the drink makes me smile! Beautifully put together! Thanks for joining us at As You See It!

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