Monday, July 9, 2012

You Are Just the Sweetest

I'm excited to be joining in on the inaugural Cloud 9 blog hop featuring images from WPlus9.  The first blog hop challenge is an inspiration challenge based on a fabulous photo seen here. I was inspired by the colors of the trio of flowers at the top of the inspiration photo and used that as the basis for my card.  The colors were perfect for a summery strawberry card using the Fresh Picked stamp set

The starting point for my design was this week's Clean and Simple Stamping sketch. I used three strawberries on my focal image panel, one stamped directly on the panel and two cut out and attached with dimensional dots.  The larger of the two cutout berries was cut with the coordinating Fresh Picked die and the smaller was cut by hand--I probably should have left a larger border around the outside of the smaller image so the two would look more alike . . . 

The image panel is set on a piece of paper with a yellow and white chevron pattern.  I stamped the set's "you are just the sweetest" sentiment on a matching yellow strip.  The sentiment's actually on two lines, but the clear stamps make it easy to line up in one single line.  The strip's accented with a small red button tied with some red baker's twine.  I layered the matted panel on an orange card base and finished it off with a trio of pearls along the bottom of the card.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers:  WPlus9 Fresh Picked stamp set, Fresh Picked dies, Memento Love Letters and Pear Tart inks, Echo Park Hello Summer 6x6 paper pad, Divine Twine Cherry Red baker's twine, KaiserCraft self-adhesive pearlsSticky Thumb dimensional dots

Sweet Mango cardstock (Gina K Designs); Harvest Gold cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Whisper White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); red button (Michaels)


  1. Beautiful!! Love the chevrons and the pop of red~ just BEAUTIFUL!!!

  2. The chevron....swoon! Love it Lori! Such a fun bright card!

  3. Such a fun and festive card. Love those strawberries and chevrons.

  4. Lori, I love the graphic design and the yellow chevrons! The strawberries really pop - a great card! Thank you so very much for joining us this month!

  5. Lori, I love the simple way you interpreted this challenge. The chevrons make a fabulous background and I love the pop of the berries! So glad you could join us for this month's hop!

  6. What fun card, Lori! Love your interpretation of the picture. The strawberries are beautiful as a cluster. Looks delicious. So glad you played with us @ Cloud9 :)

  7. That bright yellow chevron paired with the berries is fabulous! Such a great interpretation of the colors in the photo. Thanks for joining in the first Cloud9 blog hop!


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