Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cheerful Cherries SSC218 & I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge #8

Pin It Now! I'm tackling a couple of challenges today, while getting warmed up to make 3 sets of cards for a demo swap for the new Holiday Mini Cat. It always helps to stretch your sketchy muscles before getting down & dirty!

My card is a bright and cheery "Thanks" from a new set "Cherish Friendship".
The embossing was done using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder (#120175), swiped all over with a Daffodil Delight ink pad before placing Whisper White CS & running thru the Big Shot.  The frame - isn't it cool? - is a new 2-pc set from SU called Designer Frames (#123130), it has a rectangle and an oval folder.  I embossed in 2 colors, Daffodil Delight & Real Red.  Cut the yellow just around the embossed rectangle portion & cut the red all the way around the outside.  They layer quite nicely.  I stamped the image on watercolor paper with Basic Black, colored in with Stampin' Write Markers, added a little white gel pen for lighting on the cherries, and added Crystal Effects for dimension. 

Here's a close-up of the bowl of cherries...

The challenge sketch:

Then there's the current I {Heart}Ribbon Challenge From Nina Dee's blog, {USE YELLOW RIBBON}  My stash doesn't include any yellow ribbon :) so I made my own, with the Daffodil Delight Ink Pad & white Organza Ribbon.  I layered it with Real Red grosgrain ribbon to complement the layers on the card.

Further inspiration on the colors/composition from Pinterest

Can you see where I was coming from?!


  1. THAT... is an amazing card! great job, love the colors! The cherries are so cute, the little fame, the dry embossing. Just wanted to let you know... LOVE IT!

  2. This is just beautiful! Thank you so very much for playing along.

  3. It is bright and cheery!!! Love the brayered embossing folder!

  4. This card is fantastic! You are so resourceful making your own yellow ribbon! I'm glad you played along in my I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge! :)