Saturday, September 3, 2022

Sending You Joy

For our Just Us Girls Challenge Word Week #648 my teammate Sue has chosen the word Basket. The two little basket stamps that I have just didn't inspire me, so I looked around Pinterest and CASEd a darling card that was created with an SVG file. I don't have that program or the machine that cuts it, so I decided I had to make it from scratch.

I began by making the basket (from a patterned paper rectangle whose sides I cut on an angle to be slightly wider at the top) to fit an A2 sized card. I used an older SU! punch for the vents at the bottom of the basket, then, using an equally old SU! stamp set, I did the rock and roll technique to stamp 9 strawberries with two red inks and 9 strawberries again with two green inks. I fussy cut the red strawberries, then the green leaves, and glued the leaves on top of the strawberries. Next I assembled the basket and berries. I decided I needed to stencil a background in the top 2/3 of the card front. After that I masked off the top of the card front so that I could use an ink blending brush to create the "table" at the very bottom. Last, I bent a clear sentiment stamp onto a clear block to stamp in an arch shape and stamped it over the strawberries. That's it!

Products I used:

Stampin' Up!: stamp set, punch and patterned paper

Concord and 9th mini ink pads

Tim Holtz stencil

Ink blending brushes

Waffle Flower: Riding By stamp set for sentiment


We hope you will join our basket themed challenge this week! There is a lot of inspiration for different takes on "basket" from the design team! See you in the gallery!



Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun basket of strawberries!

Carol said...

Thanks Vicki!

ElizStewart said...

Carol... this basket is delicious!!!

Julie B said...

Well done making your basket from the supplies like that, the starwberries look good enough to eat! :)

Nancy said...

Carol, This is as darling as can be and if I hadn't seen it I am not sure what I would have come up with for this challenge. Thanks for always pushing me to do more and think harder! Hugs!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my goodness, Carol what a pretty little basket! This is a delightful card!

cm said...

Wait..what? You 'made' the basket and fussy cut the strawberries and leaves? Beyond impressive...and so pretty! Craving strawberries now!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I LOVE your adorable patterned basket filled with those yummy strawberries! I love how you created that basket and tied it with twine. Great mix of patterns, too.

Carol said...

Thanks ladies! I appreciate your comments!

Bobby said...

Look at you propping your basket against a basket. ;) You did a great job recreating the one you saw and it turned out beautifully, Carol.

Ina G said...

Wow! amazing creativity here Carol. You are so clever making such a super basket. How cool the strawberries are that are cut up! I have just finished eating some beautifully sweet strawberries but weren't in a lovely basket.