I fell in love with the Waltzingmouse ‘Big Berries – Strawberries’ when I first saw them, so when the Cherries was released I bought it straight away. Unfortunately it seems to have been one of those stamps that I get & have lots of ideas for, but never get around to using! When Stampin’ UP! released the Cherry Scented Embossing Powder I knew it would be a match made in heaven – Cherry scented Big Berries!
This fortnight’s Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge is Texture – embossing folders, embossing powders, fabric; so I HAD to make this card for that challenge!!
I inked the berry stamp with SU! ‘Real Red’ ink & stamped it on white card, then I used VersaMark ink & covered the cherries in scented embossing powder and set it with my heat tool. Unfortunately I don’t have the right sized punch to cut out the cherries, but I do have the Spellbinders Classic Circles set and used the second smallest to cut out the cherries – the die is a tiny bit too small, but I didn’t think it mattered too much. The leaf was inked in Tim Holtz Distess ink ‘Mowed Lawn’ on white card and I fussy cut it. The twig was inked in SU! ‘Early Espresso’ on a 3×4 piece of white card and the cherries and leaf were arranged over it and attached with roll-on glue. I made a panel of red card to frame the cherries and attached the main image to the red panel.
For the background I inked the smallest Gingham pattern stamp in ‘Gingham & Co‘ with ‘Real Red’ and stamped it on white card. For the other background panel I inked the cherries from SU! ‘Perfectly Preserved’ set in Real Red and Mowed Lawn to create a repeating pattern.
I inked the sentiment with Early Espresso ink on white card and used the second smallest Spellbinders Labels 4 die to cut it out. I attached both background panels to the textured white C5 base card with roll-on glue. I used the same red card that I had used as the panel around the big cherries to cut out a border using my Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Edger punch. I used double-sided tape to attach some red gingham ribbon to the panel and stuck it over the join between the two background panels. I tied a bow with the same ribbon and attached on top of the ribbon with Glossy Accents. Last, but not least I attached the sentiment with foam pads.
I would like to enter this card in the Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge #18 – Texture.
5 thoughts on “You’re the Cherry Best”
I love this – so cheerful looking! I have this stamp set and I don’t think I have used it yet. My bad.
Now i wish we could smell this card! What a super idea. I really like the bold, graphic look of the cherries and the pretty gingham trim. Great work. So nice to see you playing along with Waltzingmouse Fanatics again! Hope to see you again.
Great cheerful-looking card, I bet it smells lovely too!
Thank you for all your lovely comments – and yes, it does smell rather good!!! x
Fabby stamped background – and just what we need to bring a bit of sunshine to a grey day.
Thanks so much for joining the Fanatics this week.