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!