Thursday, 9 June 2011

Fruity Strawberry Card

I was asked to make a 60th Birthday card which was "Strawberry" orientated.... hmm that made me get my thinking cap on! Luckily I had a fab basket of strawberries digi stamp from Beccy's Place. Also thankfully whilst rummaging I also found some strawberry printed papers, so I was ready to go!

I coloured the image using Promarkers, Poppy and the Blender pen for the fruits, Leaf, Forest and Pine for the leaves, and Satin, Caramel and Cocoa for the Basket. I then went around the image with chalks to finish it off and cut the image out using a Nellie Snellen Circle Frame die.

Inspiration for the layout came from A Gem of a Challenge, so I set to work cutting the various layers of the strawberry patterned paper and plain cream paper. I cut a circle from the cream paper to layer the image up and used the center die from the Nellie's Circle Frame's to cut the Birthday sentiment which I had printed.
I stamped the "60" within the Birthday sentiment using Versamark then embossed in Gold. I also used a Nellie's Border die on the cream sections for added interest and all important prettyness! I edged all of the layers, backing circle and sentiment tag using Brilliance Galaxy Gold Pearlescent Ink.

To complete the card I adhered all of the layers together adding ribbon from my stash, a couple of Butterflies which were cut using Marianne Creatables dies and finished using the Galaxy Gold Ink, pearls and Diamond Stickles for added sparkle, a few pearls top and bottom and I attached the sentiment tag using foam pads.

Think you'll be seeing those strawberry papers on a Tilda card at some point, I think they would go really well!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts - "Get Fruity"
By the Cute & Girly - "In the Garden"
Stamp Something - "Digi Day"
Papertake Weekly - "Anything Goes"
A Spoon Full of Sugar - "Here Comes Summer"
Pear Tree Designs - "Summer Delights"
Emerald Faeries - "Lots of Bling"
The Paper Shelter - "Celebrate"
Simon Says Stamp - "Lets Get Fruity"
Catch the Bug - "Anything Goes"

9 comments:

Crafty_Fairie said...

Thanks for joining us at PTD this week with this pretty project.

Kerry

Nannieflash said...

Oh my favourite fruit, fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

What a great card! I like the cute little butterflies.

Thanks for sharing with Simon Says Stamp!

-Liz

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, Thanks for playing along with us at TPS this week.
Kevin xx

Jules said...

Gorgeous card Thanks for sharing it with us over at the Emerald faerie Garden.

Jackie said...

oh wow... this is fab hun... fabby colouring and great bp.. goes beautifully. Thank you for sharing with us at AGOAC this time. hugs Jackie x

Marilyn Webb said...

Beautiful, and fabulous coloring!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Catch The Bug.
hugs Marilyn

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Wow! Your coloring is wonderful and so is your card!!! Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug! Becky Givans GD

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

What a gorgeous card, thanks so much for joining us at TPS this week…………..

Hugs
Judith