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Yummy Strawberries Card

February 13, 2016

Hello everyone,

It’s Joset here today sharing this yummy strawberry-filled card with you. Who doesn’t adore strawberries and especially their bright red color? I love them all year round!

For this card I used my own design, the Strawberries die set, in combination with Fitted Frames 4 – Curvy Ovals, Stitched Ovals and a few other fun dies from the Els van de Burgt Studio collection. And of course the Soft Finish Cardstock and Distress Inks, two products I just love using. Let’s get started!

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1. To create the card base, cut one Stitched Oval from Soft Finish Cardstock (use the largest oval die from the Stitched Ovals set) and one Fitted Frames 4 – Curvy Ovals from Soft Finish Cardstock backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Because of the oval shape of the finished card I displayed it on an easel die cut from Soft Finish Cardstock. The easel can be folded flat for mailing (Click HERE for a video about Els van de Burgt Studio’s Card Stand/Easel Die).

2. Adhere the largest Fitted Frame, shown at the left in the photo below, to the Stitched Oval. Save the rest of the Fitted Frames shown on the bottom right for other projects.  Save 3 of the little round leftovers to use later for the centers of the flowers.

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3. To decorate the card, cut the following from Soft Finish Cardstock:

(For the strawberry overlays, sepal/stem pieces and decorative flourishes, back the cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive before die-cutting.)

  • One set of strawberry leaves
  • 3 solid strawberries (1 large, 2 small)
  • 3 strawberry overlays (1 large, 2 small)
  • 3 strawberry sepal/stem pieces (1 large, 2 small)
  • 3 flowers
  • 2 flourishes

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4. Color die cuts using Distress Inks. Use Peeled Paint for the leaves and strawberry sepal/stem pieces, Mustard Seed for the solid strawberries and flower centers (small round leftovers from Fitted Frames) and Barn Door for the overlays. Apply a tiny amount of the Tumbled Glass to your flower petals.

To apply the ink using a Mini Ink Blending Tool use circular motions. Work on top of a non-stick craft mat (or the leftover backing of your adhesive sheets) and start your circular motion on the mat and work toward the edge of the cardstock. For solid colors or darker shading  keep repeating the circular motion, adding a bit more ink until the desired effect is achieved.

Click HERE to see how I colored the strawberries during one of my CHA Mega Show Make N’ Takes.

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5. Assemble strawberries and flowers.

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6. Adhere leaves, strawberries, flourishes and flowers to card front. Option: Add the oval to a white, rectangular top-fold (tent-fold) card base if you want a traditional shape for your card.

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I hope you enjoy creating your own yummy strawberry card!

Joset

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

1113 Stitched Ovals – Els van de Burgt Studio

1112 Fitted Frames 4 – Curvy Ovals – Els van de Burgt Studio

1071 Card Stand/Easel – Els van de Burgt Studio

1034 Flourishes & Branches – Els van de Burgt Studio

1029 Bunch of Flowers 3 – Els van de Burgt Studio

1149 Strawberries – Joset Designs

PSF102 Soft Finish Cardstock 100 lb

502 Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets

Other supplies – 

Die cutting machine

Ranger Distress Ink (colors used: Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Barn Door and Tumbled Glass)

Mini Ink Blending Tool

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10 Comments

  • Reply Jeanette Horner February 13, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    I just love the way you created this, so fresh and makes me think Spring! Just lovely

  • Reply Kathleen Adams February 13, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    This is very cute. I love it’s clean and simple look. Sometimes less is more…..It’s beautiful!

  • Reply Raquel Mason February 13, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Those strawberries do look yummy!

  • Reply Paula Bowie February 13, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    I have been collecting strawberries anything for 47 years.I cannot wait for this die to arrive in my local craft store! Strawberry cards are my fav since I began card making in 2000!!

  • Reply Janice Kaup February 13, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    What a cute card! Love this, Joset! (I’m hoping my husband gets me some dies for my birthday!)

  • Reply Sandy Diller February 13, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    So, So Beautiful!!

  • Reply alice nowak February 13, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    What a “stunning” card soooo pretty and the soft colors really add that special thing to it!

  • Reply stampgrl29 February 13, 2016 at 9:56 am

    This is an amazing card, Joset! This could be on display as a center piece or on a table top in a living room! 🙂

  • Reply Marjorie February 13, 2016 at 9:46 am

    I love the card. The stitched oval dies are great – and the easel. Love the whole look.

  • Reply jean heming February 13, 2016 at 8:17 am

    What a georgeous card!!! I could eat the strawberrys… your inking is sooo beautiful!!!

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