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Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Strawberry Thank You

Hello, everyone! Summer is just around the corner and I made this card with that in mind. Strawberries always remind me of summer. I love them all year round (when I can get them), but especially in the summer when they are red and ripe and so very sweet. The optional twist for this week's challenge at The Outlawz was the "First Day of Summer" and so I used strawberries as my central theme for my card.

I began with preparing my base card in white card stock and layering it with black. Next, I added a layer of patterned paper and put this aside to work on my focal image.

My image is a Bestie's digital stamp entitled Berry Blossom which I printed out and colored with both Copics and Spectrum Noir markers. When done, it was die cut with Spellbinders Delicate Ovals. Before removing it from the die, I sponged around the edges with PTI Aqua Mist ink. This was then popped onto my prepared base card with dimensionals.

The sentiments were created on my computer and printed out. The "Thank You" sentiment was cut and embossed with a die from Spellbinders 5x7 Detailed Scallops and the bottom sentiment was cut and embossed using Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments die. These were then positioned and popped onto the base card with dimensionals.

This completed my project. I hope you enjoyed this post and were inspired to create. Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
 613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #76 - Anything Goes
Love to Create  -  Challenge #120 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #23 - Anything Goes
TTCRD  -  Challenge Jun 17-23  -  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #137 - Anything Goes
Sister Act  -  Challenge #61  - Anything Goes
CMC Copic Challenge  -  Challenge #94 - Anything Goes


Verna Angerhofer said...

Sweet and darling image and colored so wonderfully! I love the die frame you used for her as well. The card design is beautiful!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Wonderful die cuts and image. We appreciate that you have taken time to share with us at Word Art Wednesday this week.
Carole Robb Bisson

Melanie Smith said...

Loveeeeee this card! The die cuts, the design, the image are all perfect together. Thank you for participating with us over at Through The Craft Room Door. Hope you will stop by again soon. Melanie, DT

Janet McLaughlin said...

Olga, this is so gorgeous! I love how you colored this image! And please tell me more about how you sponged with the mist! I love the delicate color it added!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful coloring! Love the image you chose! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Creative Fingers DT 

Anonymous said...

Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x