Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bowl Full of Cherries

I was at the pharmacy without children last night so picked up Paper Crafts Card Creations Volume 10.  I was going to put it back until I got to the Holiday section.  Then I was inspired!  I loved the red striped card on page 117 by Jacqueline Nimrichter  (see below).  Since I am always looking for fantastic ways to use scraps, I had to try it.  I decided to use green since I rarely have much red scraps.  My stripes are wider - 3/4 of an inch rather than 1/2.  I'd love to try it thinner but even with 3 paper cutters, none of them do 1/2 inch well.  If you have one that does, please let me know the brand!

My green seemed more spring or summer than Christmasy so I thought I'd make some teacher thank you cards with an apple but I think every teacher gets tired of apples.  I wanted to celebrate summer and cherries always mean summer.  The set is Stamping Up's retired Tart and Tangy set.  Interestingly, I could not get my SU Real Red to give me good coverage no matter what type of conditioning I did on the stamp so I pulled out TH Barn Door and it was perfect!  Has anyone else had trouble with Real Red?

I couldn't decide whether I like the red boarder or not.  It does give the card a bit more oomph but I love how the eye is drawn the smaller amount of red in the first card.  What do you think?  Either way, what a fantastic way to make your own DP and both cards were made completely from my scrap bin, including the bases.  I think I'm going to challenge myself to try this with different colours and see what other effects I can create.

Challenges this Card Meets:
MilkCoffee - Use those Diecuts (Circle and Scalloped Circle)
Oldie but Goodie - Anything Goes  (Stamp is 2011 Sale-abration. Green paper is over 2 years, left over from cousin's wedding invites.)
Simon Says - Anything Goes


  1. Awesome card! You did a fab job!! Love those cherries too!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  2. Very pretty, love the simplicity of the design, stunning. I love that magazine too! Thanks so much for playing at MILKCOFFEE this time:)

  3. Very sweet card.Love the background with the cherries as the focal point.Thanks for joining us at MCS challenge.

  4. wonderful project -Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight for our anything goes challenge
    LISA X