Hello, crafty friends!! Brenda Noelke here and I’m beyond excited to be a guest on the Ellen Hutson Blog today!! I have a card to share with you today featuring the Berry Basket Die and Strawberry Fields Stamp & Die Set!! I created a 3D berry basket using the same goodies over on my blog a couple of weeks ago, if you’d like to check that out!!
I began by stamping all of the strawberries, leaves and flowers from the Strawberry Fields Stamp Set onto white cardstock. I used the Poppy for the berries, Parsley and Sprout for the leaves and Buttercup for the flowers. The bees were stamped with black and Buttercup ink. The seed of the strawberries were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder for a little shine. All of the images were die-cut with the Strawberry Fields Die Set.
Here’s a quick tip: if you only have small ink pads, use a foam dauber to smooth out your stamping. I find that I get lines from the edges of the stamp pad and this really helps. You may need to double stamp, since the dauber does remove a bit of the ink, so using a Misti is helpful.
The Berry Basket Die was cut from white cardstock and folded along the score lines. I wrapped yellow and white twine around the top edge of the basket and tied it into a bow. The background panel was cut from Peacock cardstock with the second largest die in this rectangle die set. I wanted the berries to stand out and green is the complementary color to red, but I didn’t want it to look too “Christmassy”, so I choose a blue-green. The berries and basket were adhered as shown with liquid adhesive.
The sentiment, from the Casual Greetings Stamp Set, was stamped onto white cardstock with Peacock Ink and cut out with the Coordinating Die. It was popped up, along with the bees, with foam adhesive. Lastly, I added some yellow gems to the centers of the flowers. I arranged the flowers and bees in visual triangles to keep your eye moving around the card.
Thank you so much for spending a bit of your day with me!!
If you’d like to see more of Brenda’s beautiful work, you can find her at @mypapercutcreations on Instagram.