Thursday, August 14, 2008

A Bushel of Berries

Strawberries, anyone? I created this little weaved basket or is it bushel (wink) by using a technique I learned in first grade. We are going old school, here people. My strips of neutral card stock were cut to about 3/8" each wide by 31/4" long. I distressed the edges with brown chalk. I weaved the paper over and under repeatedly until there was enough of a weave to cover the front of my card base. I then adhered the weave piece on top of the card, and then trimmed around the edges.

OK, so here is the part that takes plenty of patients. If you do not posse any, you need to stop right here. I repeat....this card may not be for you. I stamped twelve strawberries. Whats the big deal you say? Well, color the stamp with a red marker, and then a green marker, and then huff on the stamp to moisten it, and then stamp on paper. Don't forget to cut each one out. Personally, I thought it was a lot of work-but just look at it. How cute! Well worth it. I also stamped the strawberries repeatedly overlapping some to form a small cluster. I adhered the berry cluster to the card, then glued down some individual berries over my overlapping stamped images. I used some dimensionals to give it a little popped up feeling or I'm falling, please feel free and eat me.

Last but not least I took 2 small pieces of brown ribbon and created handles on each side. The sentiment inside could say "Your so Sweet" or "Thanks a bunch" or whatever your little heart desires. I need to thank Linsey for giving me the idea for this delicious card. I bought a nail file and it has strawberries on it and then I got to thinking about my favorite stamp set and then look what happened, a beautiful card was born.

TFL (thanks for looking), hope you liked it and will want to make one of your own! Happy Stamping!
Stamps: SU Tart and Tangy
Ink: Real Red and Glorious Green
Ribbon: Brown
Paper: Neutral CS


laurie said...

I love it!! All the work was worth the effort. Now are you going to keep it or give it to one of your FRIENDS? {hehe}

Anne Marie Peterson said...

Very nice, Jody! I love it!! I, too, remember weaving in school. Always at Thanksgiving...always placemats!! :)
Anne Marie