You’re the Sweetest

July 3, 2020

Hello crafty friend!  We are so happy that you’re here.

Today’s card features a cute set of fruit stamps by Momenta.  The background was inspired by a card we saw on IG by @queenandcompany Designer Kim Watson.  We love the pops of yellow and turquoise against the white stitched card base.

Focal Point:

  • The fruit images were stamped with black hybrid ink onto 80 lb. smooth white cardstock
  • All images were colored with alcohol markers
  • Shading was added with colored pencils
  • The colored images were fussy-cut

Background Panel:

  • A white 4 ¼’ x 5 ½’ card panel was splattered with yellow acrylic paint that was thinned with plain water
  • Once it was dry, the splattered panel was cut out using a stitched rectangle die.
  • A scrap piece of turquoise cardstock was dry embossed with an embossing folder and our die cut machine
  • The embossed cardstock was then cut with a stitched circle die
  • The same circle die was used to cut 3 more stitched circles from scrap white cardstock
  • The white circles were stacked and adhered together using liquid glue
  • The turquoise circle die cut was adhered on top of the stacked white circles using liquid glue

Card Assembly:

  • The sentiment was stamped directly onto the splattered card panel using black pigment ink
  • Clear embossing powder was sprinkled onto the stamped sentiment and was heat-set
  • A thin yellow mat was added, and the entire card panel was adhered to a white top-folding card base
  • The turquoise stacked circle die cut was adhered to the middle of the splattered card panel
  • The fruit images were arranged and adhered to the front of the card panel, overlapping the turquoise circle.  The front-most fruit images were popped up with foam tape for dimension

Finishing Touches:

  • A layer of Glossy Accents was added to some of the fruit for shine and dimension
  • A bow made from red baker’s twine was adhered toward the bottom of the turquoise circle die cut

As always, we are grateful for your visit today.  Have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day!!

Michele and Maureen

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention”

Kahlil Gibran

Supply List:

  • Fruit stamps: Momenta – 6519A
  • Alcohol markers: Copic Sketch markers
    • Lemons: Y00,  Y02, Y06, Y08, & Y19
    • Apple: R29, R39, RV29, YG01, Y08
    • Strawberry: R17, R29 & R39
    • Grapes: V09, V15 & V17
    • Cherries: R39, R56 & R59
    • Pear: YG01, YG03 & YG25
    • Orange: Y23, YR12, YR07, YR16 & YR18
    • Lemon leaves: YG67, YG17 & YG03
    • Apple leaves: G07, G28 & G29
  • Colored pencils: Faber Castell – Polychromos pencils
  • Embossing folder: American Crafts – “Mesh”
  • Stitched rectangle die: Whimsy Stamps – Wonky Stitched Rectangles
  • Circle die: My Favorite Things – Stitched Circle STAX
  • Hybrid Ink: My Favorite Things – Extreme Black
  • Pigment Ink: Tsukineko – Versafine Onyx Black
  • Acrylic paint: Plaid – Bright Yellow
  • Ranger – Glossy Accents
  • Baker’s twine: From our stash – unknown
  • Card panel: Accent Opaque 80 lb. white cardstock
  • Card base:  Accent Opaque 120 lb. white cardstock

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