As the days grow longer and the weather warmer I cannot but anticipate the aroma in the air of sweet, sun-ripend fruit. There's nothing like it. I in particular look forward to white nectarines and the plump almost glowing like apricots. Not to mention the yummy oranges I've been enjoying. Speaking of which, have you tried cara cara oranges? Excellent!! They're like a naval orange only sweeter and darker in color almost like the ruby grapefruit. I highly recommend them.
With all this nothing screams summer like the beloved strawberry. The color, the flavor, it's uses make this little jewel a favorite. I think we'd all agree it also makes for a great embellishment :)
That's exactly what I did. I used the strawberry as a focal point. I love Nichole's strawberries from her set Green Thumb. I've used this image numerous times and it's always a hit.
1. Cut and score a 4 1/4 x 4 card. Stamp woodgrain background, round edges and set aside.
2. Cut a strip of paper and stamp your sentiment. Distress lightly and adhere to your base card.
3. Stamp strawberry and cut as to frame it. Round edges, distress lightly and adhere using foam tape.
4. Finish off by adding buttons.
There ya have it a very simple and cute card. I think I'll create a bunch of these and give them away with a pint size strawberry basket (I'll store them in those paper natural color baskets). What do you look forward to as the weather gets warmer? I'd love to know :)
Have a lovely day (weekend).
Cardstock: Martha Stewart's kraft
Stamps: PTI's green thumb
Ink: Palette burnt umber, L'Amore red, landscape
Other: basic grey buttons, corner rounder