Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sweet Strawberry Girl

After my last card missed the challenges by a mile, I set out to create a card that would hit several. I believe this one will hit:

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - use hardware (red diamond brads between the flowers)
Three Clovers Designs -Tootie Fruitie
Cuttlebug Spot - use your favorite CB embossing folder and spot 3 of their blinkies on other blogs
Dutch Dare - use lace
Daring Cardmakers - Bejeweled bliss

This is the first time these stamps (Whiff of Joy and Flourishes) have seen ink. I have quite a few Whiff of Joy and Sarah Kay stamps that I still have not used (so many stamps, so little time - sigh). The new Flourishes Strawberries set is fabulous and I have been planning on using it so these fruit challenges were very timely. But oh, what to use for DSP? I wanted a crisp white for the dotted swiss but any rich red DPS I owned had a cream color rather than white in the pattern. So off I went again in search of the perfect DSP via a digital download. I found just what I was craving at Raspberry Road Designs. Their Flour Sack paper pack really appeals to me and it had a couple of papers with strawberry patterns. And so this card was born.

The coloring was done with Copic markers and I had a shock when my colorless blender pen ran out of ink. I have only had these pens since May. Luckily I had purchased a refill canister and a bottle of the colorless blender fluid. It was a pretty quick and easy task to refill it with the assistance of this four-part tutorial. I was fortunate that I had the refill on hand and I think next time I order supplies, I should start ordering a couple of refill colors each time I order - especially the colors I am using the most like skin tones, hair colors, basket colors, etc. I would hate to have a marker run dry in the middle of a project!!

~Card Recipe~
Stamps: Flourishes Strawberries, Whiff of Joy Willow With Basket
Paper: SU Real Red and Whisper White, Neenah Solar White for coloring with Copics, Raspberry Road Flour Sack DSP
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Martha Stewart border punch, Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots embossing folder, Nestabilities Labels Four, Stickles, lace from Jo--Ann's, sewing machine, Prima Say it With Crystals


SueH said...

Fab card and a really pretty colour combination Linda.

Thanks for ‘daring’ to join us this week.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Linda - what a gorgeous card tyou have created here!! I love this WOJ...don't you just love them...the Nestie is fabulous with it, as is the lace, DP and hardware. Your special touch has brought these things together in a stunning card! Thanks for sharing - it i always a pleasure to visit your Blog Linda! God bless you!

Edith said...

I love the colors, Linda! It is really a sweet card:)

Unknown said...

Great job combining those challenges! I think this card is beautiful! I love all of the details. So happy you joined us for this weeks CBS challenge! Hope you'll play along again soon!

Christine said...

She is very sweet and I love the lace!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Linda! The colors and image are just perfect!


cheryl said...

great card and such a pretty colur combo too adore the iamge love cheryl xxxxxxx

Silke Ledlow said...

WOW - Linda - this card is gorgeous!!! What a beautiful design!!! Isn't this Set fun??? I love how you added the hardware :)!!! ~TFP~ Hugs ~S~

Sue from Oregon said...

Welcome to out challenge this week. What a great colorful card you created. Thanks for joining our fuity challenge this week!

Anonymous said...

Linda, YOUR work is getting MORE beautiful by day, I can see a distinct "style" that you have developed and are mastering! Every time I see a new card by you, it is PRETTIER than the last!

Enjoy coming to your blog and "awe-ing" @ your layouts!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh so sweet! You certainly rocked the challenges. thanks for joining us at The Cuttleug Spot. xxD

Dianne said...

WOW! This card is a stunner. I love the colors. This has to be one of your best cards.

Tracy said...

Hi Linda gorgeous cards have been oohing and awwing,stunning work.

Karin said...

Fabulous card!!
Love the colurs, papers, perfect matiching images and lace you've used.
Thanks for joining the DDCC.

xoxo karin

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