Friday, March 18, 2016

Fruit Basket Upset

3/23/2016 Update: This card was a Top Three pick at the AHSC sketch challenge!

Fruit Basket Upset is actually a child's game but I thought it worked well as a name for my card. The layout was inspired by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #151. The design was inspired by the citrus trees in my neighbor's yard. They are heavy with ripe fruit because of the Arizona weather.

The fruit was all stamped and fussy cut. The card background was stamped on the left with chevrons. On the right side, flourishes were stamped using a stamping off technique. A vertical strip of cardstock was added then the fruits were arranged and adhered, popping up some of them while others are adhered flat. The sentiment was stamped and popped up on a banner. The inside was stamped with some orange and lemon slices.

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Techniques: Stamping, stamping off, fussy cutting
Size: A7 (5" x 7")

Stamps: CTMH "Taste of Summer"; SU! "Flowering Flourishes"; Lawn Fawn "Chevron Backdrop"
Inks: SU! Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder; Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: SU! Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Slush
Misc.: SU! Dimensionals foam


  1. What a great idea...I pulled this paper out for another challenge; but this was really a great idea for the sketch. Love it.

  2. Very cool card Melanie! Love the colors, great use of the sketch. :)

  3. What a colorful and fun card! Thank you for joining in at AHSC this week.

  4. Beautiful!! Love this stamp set and haven't seen it used in so long... awesome!

  5. How GORGEOUS, Melanie!!!! Exceptional work as always. :) TY for joining us at Atlantic Hearts this week! (Ali- AHSC Design Team Member)

  6. Love the fruit, so bright and summery! Great colours too! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  7. This is so original! I just love it! Thanks for joining us at AHSC this week! Jess - DT

  8. Fun fruity card! Love the bright colors and your take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Linda N
    DT member AHSC