Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sweet Summer Strawberries

July is strawberry season here in Maine.  There's nothing more refreshing than a cup of sweet summer strawberries to whet your whistle on a hot summer day.

Here's how I made this card:

Create an A2 size top folding card base.  Score lines down the front at every 1/2" and adhere a wide strip of gingham to the bottom using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Die cut the Teacup from white cardstock and add coordinating gingham strips to the cup using Kids Choice Glue.  Cut through the score line on the rim of the teacup using an X-Acto knife.

Die cut the Strawberries from White Soft Finish Cardstock and add color using Distress Inks.  Assemble the strawberries using Kids Choice Glue.

Cut several of the same style flowers from Bunch of Flowers 4 and add a bit of color in the centers using Mustard Seed Distress Ink.  
Mold the flowers on a molding pad using the ball stylus from Susan's Garden 4 pc. All Metal Tool Set.

Cut a smaller sized Dotted Scallop Rectangle and stamp the sentiment from General Sentiments in black ink.

Assemble your card using Kids Choice Glue.  Add a little sparkle to the center of the flowers using gem accents.

I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:
Seize The Birthday ~ Red, White & You (The color Green)

Crop Stop ~ July Linky Party
City Crafter Challenge ~ Red & Green
Simon Says Wednesday ~ Plaid
Work It Wednesday ~ Summer Icons

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:
Bunch Of Flowers 4
Dotted Scallop Rectangles
General Sentiments
White Soft Finish Cardstock
Kids Choice Glue
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Susan's Garden 4pc All Metal Tool Set 
Other Supplies Used:
Distress Ink
Printed Paper

I hope you enjoyed today's project!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Blessings~ Birgit


Marcia Hill said...

Yummmmm...your strawberries look amazing and so cute sitting in the tea cup! Love the red & white gingham on your card too...very Summer-y looking! Cute, cute card my friend!! :0)

Esther Asbury said...

What a "sweet" card!! (smile!) Love that you included some strawberry blossoms along with your juicy berries! So pretty!
Thanks for linking up to Cropstop - lovely to have you play along each month!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

The gingham paper goes perfectly with your lucious strawberries. I love the red, white and yellow on this card.

maria f. said...

Incredibly sweet and such wonderful details. Love the gingham touch too.

Donna Phelan said...

What a sweet and summery card! Loving the red and white gingham, so pretty! Your cup of strawberries look delicious and juicy! I like how you added shape to the flowers too, adds so much depth and dimension!

Conniecrafter said...

those strawberries look good enough to eat, ours are usually done by early June down here in Southern Illinois, love the country feel to the card too!

TaeEun said...

Wow! This is so sweet!!! The strawberries and the little flowers are colored so prettily!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!!!

Marina said...

Love the gingham and the juicy strawberries. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

Barbara said...

Hey there Birgit! I love this clean and juicy strawberry design cup. The gingham is perfect with the image. This is a winner for sure Good luck.
Thanks for sharing at Seize the Birthday this challenge.
Barbara DT Member.

Tracy Freeman said...

This is just so pretty ! perfect use of plaid and I love those strawberries.
Thank you for joining us at simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

Unknown said...

Incredibly sweet and such wonderful details.