Creativity Unlocked Feat. Zesty Life | Crafting Fresh Zesty Designs

by Virginia Lu

8 14 2023 Creativity Unlocked Header ImageHello Altenew friends! This is Virginia here. Would you like to add more zest to your life? This post featuring Zesty Life Complete Bundle will certainly add zest to your creative juice!

Welcome to Creativity Unlocked, where we highlight a new product from this month’s new collection! Discover each product's endless creative possibilities and get inspired to create the paper crafting ideas we share here. Keep on reading for exclusive tips from our designers, handy tips and tricks, and stunning project inspiration from talented crafters.

Keep on reading for more tips and project ideas using this new set!

8 14 2023 Creativity Unlocked Projects Collage Zesty Life

Zesty Life

Did you know that lemon trees are often associated with everlasting protection, healing, and good health The 4″ x 6″ Zesty Life Stamp Set features two beautiful branches of lemons and leaves. The set also includes some fun-loving lemon sentiments that go perfectly with the images. There are 10 stamps in this set.

08142023Feature photo -Altenew Zesty Life Simple Coloring Stencils-Zesty Life Stamps -Zesty Life Die-Cute Fruits 6x6 inch Paper Pack (3)If you are a fan of this set, you definitely check out Lemonade Party Ensemble. The 4″ x 6″ Zesty Life Stamp Set features two beautiful branches of lemons and leaves. The set also includes some fun-loving lemon sentiments that go perfectly with the images. There are 10 stamps in this set. I love that the bundle includes a coordinating die set and stencil.  They make the designs fun and easy to create!

For creative prompts, I am highlighting how we can best to utilize the Cute Fruit 6×6 Paper Pad with Zesty Life Complete Bundle.

1. Alter the pattern paper to jazz up the design08142023Feature photo -Altenew Zesty Life Simple Coloring Stencils-Zesty Life Stamps -Zesty Life Die-Cute Fruits 6x6 inch Paper Pack (4)To showcase the lemon image, I used the wavy design of the paper paper. I then split it in half and trimmed the scalloped borders. The new Fine Blade Scissors makes fussy-cutting a breeze!

08142023Feature photo -Altenew Zesty Life Simple Coloring Stencils-Zesty Life Stamps -Zesty Life Die-Cute Fruits 6x6 inch Paper Pack-002With the help of Stampwheel, you can do tone on tone stamping. Notice there is not black outline? I love the green and yellow outlines for the lemon images. 08142023Feature photo -Altenew Zesty Life Simple Coloring Stencils-Zesty Life Stamps -Zesty Life Die-Cute Fruits 6x6 inch Paper Pack-003The Metallic Threads Set and Summer Afternoon Enamel Dots are just the perfect embellishments for this design.

2. Add Instant Pops of Colors

08142023Feature photo -Altenew Zesty Life Simple Coloring Stencils-Zesty Life Stamps -Zesty Life Die-Cute Fruits 6x6 inch Paper Pack-GILDED Glitter Cardstock Set -001For this design, I water-colored the images with Artist's 24 Watercolor Pan Set.  To ensure the success of water-coloring, using Watercolor Paper (such as A2 Loose Set)  is a must.

08142023Feature photo -Altenew Zesty Life Simple Coloring Stencils-Zesty Life Stamps -Zesty Life Die-Cute Fruits 6x6 inch Paper Pack-GILDED Glitter Cardstock SetThe sentiment was stamped and die cut with the Cute Fruit 6×6 Paper Pad. The paper pad add the extra pops of colors to the design.

08142023Feature photo -Altenew Zesty Life Simple Coloring Stencils-Zesty Life Stamps -Zesty Life Die-Cute Fruits 6x6 inch Paper Pack-GILDED Glitter Cardstock Set (2)Needless to say, the coordinating die completes the card with a very polished look. To add some shine, I added Glitter Cardstock-Gilded and Satin Gold Sequins.

3. Paper pads are SO handy for creating quick cards

08142023Feature photo -Altenew Zesty Life Simple Coloring Stencils-Zesty Life Stamps -Zesty Life Die-Cute Fruits 6x6 inch Paper Pack (5)Once you have your stamped die cut image, you can create a card in minutes!

08142023Feature photo -Altenew Zesty Life Simple Coloring Stencils-Zesty Life Stamps -Zesty Life Die-Cute Fruits 6x6 inch Paper Pack-001 (2)Don't forget that Parchment Cardstock also work beautifully with pattern paper.

4. Pattern paper work wonderfully with any media

No matter how you use the pattern paper, they work with inks, watercolor 08142023Feature photo -Altenew Zesty Life Simple Coloring Stencils-Zesty Life Stamps -Zesty Life Die-Cute Fruits 6x6 inch Paper Pack-002 (2)5. Pattern paper makes it easy for creating multiple sets of cards08142023Feature photo -Altenew Zesty Life Simple Coloring Stencils-Zesty Life Stamps -Zesty Life Die-Cute Fruits 6x6 inch Paper Pack (2)Thanks to the pattern paper, these cards are unique in its own way and yet they have a cohesive look!

Altenew-Zesty Life Stamp Set- Artists' Gouache Set - Strolling Through New York -001Here is my extra project with the Zesty Life Complete Bundle. This time, I colored the images with Artist Gouache Set-Strolling through New York.

08142023Feature photo -Altenew Zesty Life Simple Coloring Stencils-Zesty Life Stamps -Zesty Life Die-Cute Fruits 6x6 inch Paper Pack (3)I hope that you are inspired to try out the pattern paper and dies in your stash. Better yet, get the Zesty Life Bundle and try it yourself! What zesty card designs do you have in mind? Let us know in the comments below!

Thank you for stopping by!

1 Product, Multiple Ways!

Before you go, here are some more card ideas featuring this Set!Altenew Zesty Life 1wm Erum TasneemYou know what goes well together with lemons? Honey! Erum adds a hint of this buzzy sweetness by incorporating a honeycomb background in her card.altenew zesty life2 Laura Nistal
The dark outline and border in Laura's card nicely ties up with bold strokes of the sentiment. The beautiful, solid background also helped made the lemons pop.Zesty Life 1.1
Add interest to your card with texture! Like Karin, you can experiment with embossing or pop in some enamel dots to make a gorgeous card.

zesty life Ricky Bromero
Are you a beginner? Or are you looking for a fresh, CAS design to follow? Get inspired by this zesty card from Ricky!

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6 comments

tracistarkweather August 14, 2023 - 11:09 PM

Virginia, these are such gorgeous cards! I love how each card has it’s own distinct look, even though the same supply was used.

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Richard Breaks August 15, 2023 - 8:00 AM

Virginia, you really worked wonders with these lemons! The one with the scallops is my very favorite, but they’re all just beautiful!

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Tania Ahmed August 15, 2023 - 9:10 AM

Stunning Cards and a great compilation of projects 😍 loved seeing so many different techniques showcased 🍋

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Alexandra Y August 15, 2023 - 1:26 PM

These are all so beautiful! I love the bright yellows and the fun colour combinations you used!

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Linda BL August 15, 2023 - 2:06 PM

Beautiful cards Virginia! It is hard to pick a favorite. Love the card with the vellum— the gold embossed sentiment really makes the card stand out. The other one which stands out is the card with the scallop paper. Such a fun card!

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Tara C Prince January 29, 2024 - 7:56 AM

such beautiful cards

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