Hi all! I’m super excited to be guest designing for Concord & 9th this month along with Sue and Becky. We’re featuring a different set from the June release each Friday, and this week it’s the Sweet Strawberries! (Check out my Rooting for You and Butterfly Pop-up features if ya missed them.)
I’ve got THREE cards to share with you today — including one with a lil twist! — so let’s get right to them!
I’d Pick YOU!
For my first two cards I couldn’t resist using felt for the leaf toppers — just love how they turned out, I think it adds such a fun detail!
I just used some scraps of felt that I had in my stash, but I listed some options for you below.
For this first card I just made a quick watercolor background and then added that big juicy strawberry right in the middle like so:
I love how the big leaves have that little cut out insert to add dimension!
Pro tip: I tried a bunch of different red inks that I had on hand and I found that the new Hero Arts fruit punch reactive ink just seemed to have the best strawberry color.
Then for this next one I had the idea to add a little glitter to look like sugar! My husband J can’t eat strawberries plain — he always has to dip them in sugar first — so I made this card for him! :)
I mixed in a few pink strawberries just for fun. Oh and those little flowers are included in the Sweet Strawberries die set — I just added a little yellow watercolor to the centers.
Here’s a closeup of that sugary glitter:
This uses a new-to-me technique that I just heard about and had to try! You use a double sided adhesive sheet to add the glitter — it makes it as easy as strawberry rhubarb pie!
Here are the steps in case you’d like to try it:
- Die cut a strawberry from the double sided adhesive sheet and also die cut your stamped image (I listed several options for the adhesive sheets below)
- Grab a pair of scissor and trim the die cut in kind of a wavy line
- Peel off the backing and stick it to your stamped and cut image
- Get a piece of copy paper to use as a work surface. I like to fold it in half so that I can easily put the glitter back in the jar.
- Peel off the other side of the backing from the adhesive sheet and place your piece on the scrap paper sticky side up, then dump a big ole pile of glitter on top. I used prisma glitter but I imagine any clear glitter should work for this as long as it’s not the chunky kind.
- Fold your paper over and really press that glitter on there. I like to use a bone folder for this too.
- Dump your glitter back in the jar and put the lid on — I do that right away so I don’t forget about it and knock it over later LOL! :)
That’s all there is to it — you now have glittery sugary goodness!
Pick of the Cactus Patch!
So for my next card I just had to turn those strawberries into CACTUS pads, and the leaves into flowers! I was giggling the whole time I made this! :)
Here’s the story behind it: our prickly pear cactus was blooming her head off and I was admiring it when I walked down to get the mail. Then when I opened up the package it hit me that the strawberries could totally look like cactus pads! Oh yes! I got so excited and couldn’t wait to try it out!
This card came together super quick — it’s just simple stamping plus some clear droplets for the flower centers :)
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First up, the NEW Concord & 9th supplies in the C9 shop:
Now for the rest of the supplies over at Ellen Hutson:
Thanks so much for joining me, and hope you have a sweet day! xo