Well hello… as its the first of the month it is time for my patterned paper playtime and this time I am sharing the card I actually made for my auntie for her birthday in March.
It uses the Berry Delightful dsp that I cut apart to get all those lovely strawberries and the flowers and leaves. The reverse is the picnic blanket style red paper. As with the other cards I’ve been making for this challenge this year I’ve been taking a dsp and fussy cutting out elements to make good use of the dsp. Well this particular one has given me lots and lots of fruit, leaves and flowers to play with!
I wanted to make a bigger card for my auntie so this is a 7×7 and I created a curve across the page with ink blending and the lovely Parakeet Party ink to ground the strawberries. I then stuck them on and embossed the panel using the pinewood planks embossing folder. I love the effect this gives. It pushes the images into the paper as it if was one panel not pieces stuck together.
Next I die cut the stitched circle three times and stacked it up for dimension before adding the stamping, the strip for the sentiment and the strip of the dsp. I then stamped and die cut the Hugs from Lawn Fawn again die cutting it a couple of times for dimension.
After adhering it to the main panel I also added the three leaves and flowers as additional embellishments.
I added a mat of the Parakeet Party underneath to frame it and tie in the sentiment. I also coloured the gems and added them to the flowers to finish.
Love this special card for my auntie. She is passionate about growing things and gardening so I know she would have appreciated this fruity card!