Spellbinders | Be Bold Collection - Lemon Birthday Card. Video

Spellbinders | Be Bold Collection – Lemon Birthday Card. Video

Hello, crafters! Today I am creating a Lemon Branch Birthday Card with Spellbinders Be Bold collection products. This project features die-cutting and dry embossing only. We won’t be doing any stamping or foiling at all.

This month Spellbinders launched several new absolutely amazing collections. Among them – my Yana’s Blooms collection, which I’ve shared about in several previous posts/videos, and Be Bold collection – this one is so true to the name, as it features stunning bold imagery for all occasions cards.

Spellbinders | Be Bold Collection - Lemon Birthday Card. Video

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CARD DETAILS

My favorite product from this collection is the Lemon Zest die set, somehow I am always drawn to images of lemons, I don’t know why, maybe due to their tropical nature or their color, but images of lemons always inspire me.

Spellbinders | Be Bold Collection - Lemon Birthday Card. Video

The Lemon Zest die set is designed brilliantly with the color block component in mind. The lemon branch consists of the main branch image and additional leaf parts which you’ll need to cut from either lighter or darker color cardstock to color block it. The term color blocking is very popular in fashion and I’m glad to see it making its way into cardmaking. Color blocking is the use of contrasting blocks or panels of solid, typically bright colors. I used different shades of green to color block the leaves on the lemon branch. I didn’t go too bold, but you can be very dramatic and very bold with this die set by using very different greens – a very light and a very dark one.

Spellbinders | Be Bold Collection - Lemon Birthday Card. Video

This die set also comes with small flowers and I found I like to shape mine with a stylus before adding them to the branch as this gives them dimension and makes them more life-like. There’s also another flower die-cut, the side flower, and that one is designed to go onto one of the stems. Note that there are 2 kinds of stems – one with a fatter end, designed to go with the side flower, and one with the skinner end, designed to go with the lemon.

Spellbinders | Be Bold Collection - Lemon Birthday Card. Video

There are 2 different lemons die cuts in this set – I cut mine from Simon’s Banana cardstock, this is the most lemony yellow color I have in my stash and I used my inks and blending brushes to blend either a bit of yellow, to have the lemon appear ripe, the yellow I used was Citrine from Simon or a bit of green, to have the lemon appear green and for the green color I used Celery, also from Simon. I also blended both colors onto some of the lemons – yellow onto the bottom and green onto the top to give it lots of color variation.

Spellbinders | Be Bold Collection - Lemon Birthday Card. Video

The size of the branch is pretty big, allowing it to take center stage on a standard size card. You’ll just need one branch for one spectacular card. I love the combination of green, yellow, and dark blue, so I decided I would create a dark blue background for my card – I used a panel of Simon’s Soft Navy cardstock, and to add interest to the background, I dry embossed it with the new Optical Archer embossing folder in my new Limited Edition Aqua machine.

I wanted to add darkness to the edges of this embossed panel, so I used my Royal ink from Simon, this is a very dark blue and I ink blended loads of ink around the edged of the panel. Next, I die cut sentiment for this card – a Happy Birthday sentiment since I am short on Birthday cards. I used the birthday sentiment die that comes with the new Limited Edition Aqua Machine. I adore the font used for this die and the size is perfect for the type of cards that I make.

Spellbinders | Be Bold Collection - Lemon Birthday Card. Video

To pop this sentiment up I die-cut one from gold glitter paper, which is my main sentiment, and one from black fun foam. I foam mounted my lemon branch onto the background, I added the little side flowers and I also adhere the sentiment below the branch.

Lastly, I added several gold gems onto the card – I used the smaller gems as flower centers and also scattered some onto the card – on o the background and some onto the leaves and the lemon.

Have fun crafting!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Spellbinders Lemon Zest Etched Dies
Spellbinders Lemon Zest Etched Dies
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SC | SB
Spellbinders Optical Arches Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Optical Arches Embossing Folder
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Limited Edition Platinum 6 Aqua Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
Limited Edition Platinum 6 Aqua Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
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SB
Spellbinders A2 White Card Bases - Side Fold - 25 pack
Spellbinders A2 White Card Bases – Side Fold – 25 pack
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SB
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Gold Glitter
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Gold Glitter
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Simon Says Stamp Banana Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Banana Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Blending Brush Set Large
Simon Says Stamp Blending Brush Set Large
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Spellbinders Rainforest Color Essentials Cardstock
Spellbinders Rainforest Color Essentials Cardstock
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Spellbinders Peridot Color Essentials Cardstock
Spellbinders Peridot Color Essentials Cardstock
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Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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SSS | SC | SB | AMZ
Spellbinders Stylus Tips for Tool N
Spellbinders Stylus Tips for Tool N’ One
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Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy Cardstock
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Jewel Picker Tool
Jewel Picker Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink Pad Citrine
Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink Pad Citrine
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Fun Foam Sheets
Fun Foam Sheets
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SSS | SB | AMZ
Bearly Art Mini Precision Craft Glue
Bearly Art Mini Precision Craft Glue
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White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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Spellbinders Gold Mix Color Essential Gems
Spellbinders Gold Mix Color Essential Gems
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Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink Pad Celery
Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink Pad Celery
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Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink Pad Royal
Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink Pad Royal
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8 Comments

    1. WOW! Who would have thought lemons could make such a great card. This is a great masculine card and loved you’re showing how the lemons and flowers were constructed. That foam is great. Thank you.

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