Monday, May 20, 2019

You're Berry Special!

05/27/2019 Update: Favorite of the Week for the week ending 05/26/2019 at Splitcoast Stampers!

Two of my favorite challenges have partnered for this biweekly period: Double Trouble Challenge #29 and Try Stampin' on Tuesday #409. The challenge guidelines include using the sketch from TSOT along with their optional theme, National Brown Bag Day. The DTC challenge requires using paper from paper bags or Kraft then it's your choice if you wish to add the DTC twist, strawberries.

I downloaded a strawberry image, resized it into two sizes, printed, colored both images with Copics and fussy cut them. The sketch is not symmetrical so I decided to emphasize this with bright colors. The card base is like Kraft. Red cardstock and strips of green and white were adhered to the base. A scrap of burlap was adhered to give the card a rustic feel. The fancy circles were die cut from dotted green paper and white cardstock. The large strawberry image was adhered to the stacked circles and added using foam tape. A few strawberries were added at the bottom of the card. The sentiment was computer generated, layered with cardstock and adhered with foam tape. The inside was lined with white cardstock and decorated with the smaller strawberry image.

We hope you'll join us at both challenges. For details, visit the blogs for DTC #29 and TSOT #409. You could win a very nice prize! The challenges run from
Monday, May 20, through Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Stamps: Free digital download (strawberries); computer generated sentiment
Ink: Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red; Spectrum Noir for alcohol ink
Paper: Lawn Fawn "Spring Fling" (green dot)
Dies: Sizzix Circle Sentiment Framelits #662347
Misc.: Burlap and foam tape from stash


  1. Love the bright red background with the strip of burlap, burlap and strawberries go together and nice way of bringing in the Kraft color as well.

  2. Wonderful shine on those pretty strawberries, Melanie, and I really like the added texture of the burlap!

  3. What a sweet card! Love those strawberries and the burlap background. Great design! :)

  4. I love this 'sweet' design - very pretty! I also love the texture of the burlap.