You’re going to love the spring time duo by Guest Artist Becky Roberts. We are thrilled to have Becky back on the blog.
Today I’m the featured guest artist on the Ellen Hutson blog with a couple of products from the latest release. I have a couple of tricks for you when using these products, starting with stamping the strawberries.
I stamped them first with Concord & 9th Poppy ink and then used a sponge dauber to load up a bit of Cranberry ink and shade the bottoms and sides of the strawberries before stamping again. This adds a little depth to the berries.
Once they are dry, use a mat and a ball stylus to shape them. Turn them over on the mat and gently press in a circular motion until they start to round or cup.
Use Foam tape or squares on the back to keep the shape. Do the same with the flowers.
Berry Basket: Assembly is easier if you lay then flat and glue together all the tabs first. Then you know it is level and folds up like a breeze.
For the finishing touches, I’ve hand cut a tag to add the strawberries on. I did a little bit of stenciling with River Rock Stencil from Honey Bee Stamps, The hello is stamped ion Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. Finally I tied a piece of ribbon around the basket and attached the tag.
All of the products I’ve used are available in the Ellen Hutson Shop.
Berry Basket Die
Strawberry Fields Stamps and Dies
River Rock Stencil (Honey Bee Stamps)
Sea Glass cardstock (Concord & 9th)
Poppy, Cranberry, Buttercup, Sea Glass, Parsley, and Evergreen (Concord & 9th)
White Embossing Powder
Mat and Ball Stylus
To see more of Becky’s wonderful designs, you can find her on Instagram at @inkingidaho