Today’s card is an experiment with, what is for me, an unusual colour combination. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) I’ve used for today’s card is called Berry Delightful. It’s currently available as a level two gift in the Sale-a-bration (SAB) brochure and is a two-part gift which includes a matching stamp set called Berry Blessings. When I first used this set recently I said I’ve never used fruit as a subject for any of my cards. Since then I have remembered when we had a stamp set with four small matching punches. So I should l learn to never say never!! I think this is now the third card I’ve made using this set and I’m sure it won’t be my last!
I chose Crumb Cake and then looked at the DSP to see which design I wanted to use. The Rich Razzleberry design I chose reminds me of a very similar DSP design in the same light and dark shade! Do you know the set I’m thinking of? I liked how Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry go together and decided to go with it. I did some calculations based on the regular sizes of my top and middle layers and cut three Rich Razzleberry Cardstock (CS) layers which measured 1 3/8″ x 2¾”. Next I cut three strips of DSP that measured 1¼” x 2 5/8″ and adhered them onto the Rich Razzleberry CS layers.
The layers of my card were going to be card base and top layer in Crumb Cake CS and middle layer of Rich Razzleberry CS. After looking at the images in the stamp set and the other designs in the pack pf DSP, I decided to fussy cut three of the large Rich Razzleberry strawberries. On the DSP the strawberries have “relaxed” edges which I was able to even out by fussy cutting them. When I placed them on the DSP panels, they all but disappeared because the edges were so similar in colour as the DSP. Using a Dauber and Rich Razzleberry Ink, I sponged the edges of the strawberries and it made so much difference!
The sentiment WISHING YOU THE BERRY BEST is from the Berry Blessings Stamp Set. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment using Rich Razzleberry Ink onto a scrap of Crumb Cake CS. Then I cleaned my stamp and inked it with Versamark. After stamping the sentiment, I dipped my Crumb Cake CS scrap in my box of Clear Embossing Powder and then heat set it using my Heat Tool. I was now ready to start building my card but as always, I laid all the elements in situ to make sure I was happy.
My top layer of Crumb Cake needed to be embossed and I used the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. To die cut the sentiment I used the no 2 slim die from the Stitched Rectangle Dies and adhered it to a layer of Rich Razzleberry CS. Using Tombow I adhered the embossed Crumb Cake CS top layer to the the middle Rich Razzleberry CS layer and then onto a Crumb Cake CS card base. Next I adhered the three panels in position using Dimensionals and glued the sentiment across the centre.
The strawberries were adhered in place partly with Dimensionals and partly with Tombow. I added some Rich Razzleberry Artistry Blooms Sequins on the panels and the sentiment. I like these sequins because they don’t have holes in them! Inside the card I added a middle layer of Rich Razzleberry CS and then a top layer of Crumb Cake CS. I adhered the third strawberry that I had fussy cut in the bottom right-hand corner. To finish my card, I painted all three strawberries using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. This time, it can be seen in the photographs! 😀
That’s it from me today. I hope you have a great weekend and I look forward to being with you again tomorrow with my Sunday video. In the meantime, please take care and stay safe Happy crafting.
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Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”