Saturday, August 6, 2011

Berry Sweet Card

I made a card today that just screams summertime! :)
I made this cute craft on craft card today.  It's an craft colored A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") card base, the mat is a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of craft embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.  I printed the sentiment directly on the mat using Edwardian Script at 36 points. Then I masked the embossing folder so it wouldn't emboss over the sentiment. 

For the central cut, I cut the strawberries from Preserves at 1". The scalloped oval is from Gypsy Font at 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and the oval is from Gypsy Wanderings at 2" x 3". I reverse embossed the strawberries and mounted the left one up on pop dots (as well as the stem). 

Here you can see how the sentiment section is not embossed. I added some white gel pen doodles around the central cut and the card base.

I love adding buttons to my project, these are tied with some white string before attaching them with hot glue.

I added a spare flower to the inside of the card and drew some matching gel pen stitches.

From this angle, you sure can see all the texture that the embossing adds.  I love that.  For the ribbon layer, I added a wider strip of sheer white ribbon under two lengths of red and white bakers twine.  I tied the bow with my Bow Easy before attaching the ribbon to the card.

Challenges:

15 comments:

Adrian said...

very cute!

Tina said...

Wow how sweet is this! I love all the details- the embossing, the white gel pen, the buttons!! It screams cuteness!
Tina- a follower
www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

Mmmmm, yummy strawberries!! Your card turned out just great. I love the buttons and the embossing looks fantastic. Good luck in the challenges!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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Emily said...

What a perfect card!

Jeri said...

This is such a cute card. I love that strawberry cut from the Preserve cartridge. That red looks great against the kraft cardstock. Thanks for sharing with us at CCC.

jennyplace2 said...

Such a bright and cheery card. I must sit down and use this cartridge some day! Great job on the challenge at My Craft Spot!

Pixichick said...

Your card is so darling!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super sweet and yummy! Love all the texture on this esp the ribbon and twine!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Pat N. said...

Love this card Cheryl-very sweet!! What did you mask the embossing folder with so it didn't come through? Has to be something thick, wouldn't it? -- Pat N.

Karen Aicken said...

I love kraft and red together. Sweet card! TFS
Cheers, Karen
alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com

Kate said...

What a pretty card! The embossing is just perfect!
Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
Kate
Small Bits of Paper

Amy C said...

What a yummy card!! I ♥ the embossing and pen stitching. Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot.

Hugs,
Amy
Scrapping Mommy

Joy said...

Sweet card !! Love the kraft paper and the scalloped matting! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot !
Joy

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Oh my goodness Cheryl! This is so adorable! I love the berries and the embossing looks great! Thanks for the smile today and thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!
Amber