Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Berries and a Sketch

It is Wednesday, which means another Kit Kraft Wednesday . . . where I use my monthly kits delivered to my doorstep.  I decided to use my new July stamps and dies from The Stamps of Life and combine it with the sketch from CASE this Sketch and a challenge from StampNation to create a card with fruits or vegetables.  

Here is the sketch . . .

And here is my design . . .

 There were a few things that had me stressed about this card.  First, sticking to one layer and trying desperately not to mess up the stamping (stamping in the wrong spot or smearing the wet ink after they were stamped).  Second, I was so torn when cutting off the tops of that bottom layer of berries, but I wanted to stay true to the sketch . . . so I cut the stems . . . Ouch!  Third, white seeds or black seeds?  Quite a dilemma.  I went with white. 

I have to say that the seeds were therapeutic.  I was so concerned at first with being symmetrical with the stamp, and then I realized that the seeds in a strawberry are far from symmetrical.  So I went a little rogue with the seed stamps. 

Hope you can find some time today to create from your stash!

Supplies Used - Berry Best Friend
Cardstock:  Bazzill
Pattern Paper:  Little Yellow Bicycle (leaves)
Stamps:  The Stamps of Life strawberries2stamp
Dies:  The Stamps of Life Strawberry Dies
Ink:  Color Box
Ribbon:  Twine from Close To My Heart


  1. Oh, this is so sweet! Great take on the sketch!

  2. What a great card - I so love it!! Your strawberries look red, ripe, and good enough to eat!! Thanks for sharing this beauty!!