Friday, July 24, 2009

A Bowl Full of Cherries

It's Friday and time for another challenge by the Stamp Simply group. You can read about it here. Be sure to check out all the DT too. There are some really cute cards out there!

Today's challenge is to use something with Fruit. Thanks to Tammy, I found Basic Grey's new Lemonade 6x6 Paper Pad has this adorable cherry print in it, as well as the lime green. I have been wanting to use this cute 1960's vintage little girl by Crafty Secrets ever since I got it in. This print really called out for her.

First I cut my card stock to make a 5x5 square card (love that size), attached the Lemonade Paper to it. Then using the Labels 2, I cut out the lime green border with the largest die and ran it through the Large Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. "Nancy" (that is who she reminds me of) was stamped with Black Memento on Neenah Cream Paper. I colored her using my Copic markers and then cut and embossed the image with the next size down in the Spellbinders Label 2 set.

Before taking it out of the die, I used my new Jumbo daubers and "dab" some Ranger Heritage Ink around it to make it look more aged. After attaching it to the lime green border, I popped it up on the DP with the Therm-O-Web Dimensionals. May Arts silk ribbon is a perfect color and I used the Bow Easy to tie the double bow.

Feeling it needed some more texture, I added the new Lemonade Brads (cut the backs off and adhered with glue dots.) on to the bottom border that was cut with Martha Stewart's Scalloped Border punch.

Joan's Gardens: Just click on the links I have provided for each item.
Stamps----------------------Sweet Stuff by Crafty Secrets
Spellbinders----------------Labels 2
Martha Stewart Punch-- -Embossed Scalloped
Paper-----------------------Basic Grey Lemonade and Neenah White
Brads------------------------Basic Grey Lemonade
Glue Glider


Darlene said...

What an adorable creation JOan!!! Love the cherry patterned paper with this cute little cook! FANTASTIC!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Totally darling, Joan - LOVE those colors, image -- just lovely!

Anonymous said...

Love the card Joan, It is so sweet.

Jenny Gropp said...

Totally sweet and that bow is awesome!!!!

Barbara said...

Adorable card!! Younger people may not understand that "Nancy " was a favorite character in a comic strip in the newspaper paper --Yup, some of us remember reading "Nancy" in the 40's and 50's LOL

Tammy Hershberger said...

Absolute perfection, Joan (and you're welcome for the cherry suggestion!) This is just too cute, and the bow is beautiful! (You used a Cuttlebug folder on that lime green background? Why am I not familiar with that one?)

Julie Koerber said...

What a sweet creation all the way around!! I almost used that same paper for my card this week! And, when I looked at your card I knew, knew, knew you used the Bow Easy! That little contraption is just too fun! Happy Weekend!

LeAnne said...

Very cute, Joan!!!

Sandee said...

I love the card, love the colors and LOVED Nancy, oh yeah, I also adored Little Lulu (:

Is that Nesties, Label 2 by chance??

Thank you for sharing your creations!

Jerri Kay said...

What a cute card Joan, love the stamp, a fabulous design with beautiful colors! Great job with the challenge!

Velta said...

Joan ~ You have outdone yourself again...that ribbon is a perfect match!!! and the image is precious. I love your designs...I always do :)

cindy ziliak said...

This is such a cute line of stamps. I love the card!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

The cherry patterned paper and outrageously gorgeous bow are perfect with this sweet image. So cute, Joan!