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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, July 17, 2014

"Berry" Nice of You

Hello! It's summer and fruits are abundant now in my area. My favorites are strawberries and that's the fruit I chose to use in this week's Mod Squad challenge themed "A Fruitful Summer". The criteria was to use the colors of black, white and kraft (paper or ink) and to use a fruit image in our project. 

My basket of strawberries image is a digital stamp (don't know the artist) which I printed out on white card stock and colored with Copic markers. Next, I cut and embossed my focal image using Spellbinders Decorative Labels Thirty Four. The "Thanks" sentiment is a stamp from GKD Signs of Spring stamp set and was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then cut and embossed with Spellbinders Labels Seventeen. The other sentiment was composed on my computer and then cut and embossed with the same die. Before removing any of the die cuts from their dies, I sponged with Memento Desert Sand ink.

I prepared my base card in GKD Kraft card stock and layered it with GKD Cherry Red. For my final step, I popped my focal panel onto my base with dimensionals and my card was complete.

Thanks for stopping by and please visit often. There's always 
something new to see.
In the meantime, make it a great day with lots of crafting!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
Mod Squad  -  Challenge July 16 - A Fruitful Summer
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #80 - Anything Goes
Sister Act  -  Challenge #65 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #141 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #27 - Anything Goes


Angelica Schmidt said...

Oh my goodness is your card gorgeous Olga! Love that die and the basket with the strawberries and your coloring is awesome! Have a Blessed day!

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Karen Hightower said...

Beautiful card Olga. I love the strawberries… Makes my want some.. :) Thanks so much for joining in the challenge.

Judy Woodland said...

This is exquisite, Olga. Such gorgeous colors, and I love that die. You are the die queen!!! Great inspiration here!!

NJMullins said...

This is just brilliant! Love it.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Perfect card for this time of year just when berries are at their best. Thank you for posting this wonderful art. Where would we be at Word Art Wednesday without you? Blessings, Carole

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely stunning card and I have to agree. Strawberries are awesome and so delicious this time of year! Your card is wonderfully colored too!

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Wow awesome card - thanks so much for sharing with us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday very good luck hugs Judith DT x

Barbara said...

I just had to stop by to say that your card is gorgeous. Who would not want to receive this one. love that you made your own sentiment.