Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sweet As Cherry Pie

Update 7/02/2015: This card was a Top Five winner at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog, Challenge #134.
Today's "Clean and Simple" card was made specifically for the Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge #110 and then a few days later, it was entered into Aud Challenge #134.

The focal point of the card was made by stamping the cherries on white cardstock, coloring them with alcohol markers and then fussy cutting. The frame was cut from a die, colored and adhered to the focal base. The cherries were backed with foam to left them above the frame.

Panels of DSP were cut on the diagonal and adhered to a white card base. The focal piece was backed with foam for dimension then adhered to the card base. The sentiment was stamped and the gems added as shown in the sketch. The inside of the card was decorated along the bottom edge with a thin panel of the DSP.

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Techniques: Stamping, die cutting, coloring, fussy cutting
Size: A7 (5' x 7")

Products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Close to My Heart "Sweet Life"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers: CG1, DG2, DG3, JG6, DR3, DR5, DR7, CR10, FS2, BG6, BT1
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
DSP:  Sweet Taffy (retired)
Die: Memory Box "Jasmine Frame"
Misc.: Gems from stash, craft foam


  1. What a beautiful card Melanie! Your image turned out perfectly and I love the background paper. :)

  2. Very that frame and the coloring is wonderful!

  3. Just sweetness in a card, Melanie! I love the cherries and the beautiful border around them! Great take on the sketch! Hugs!

  4. What a gorgeous fruity card! Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.

  5. I love cards with fruit on them and this one is awesome! So summery and fun too!

    Jeannie T.

  6. Very colorful and the cherries, like the peach, look very yummy. I can remember us climbing on a wire fence from our neighbor's back yard to pick sweet cherries and eat them right away. So one side of the tree the birds didn't get to; and I think the neighbors knew it was the three of us girls.

  7. What an adorable card. I love your coloring. Thank you for sharing another wonderful project with us at AHSC.

  8. So pretty, what a great summery card. I love the background paper you used and the detail on your cherries is amazing, I love it! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  9. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments, good luck!!! Amy DT

  10. A beautiful card love the cherries they look good enough to eat .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  11. I love, love, LOVE this card! Retro kitchen linens and the smell of sweet cherry pie... now that's hard to beat! Your artwork is flawless, and I adore the gorgeous, rich colors and your skilled use of shadow/light. My new favorite!