Boy, I can't wait for summer. Not for the heat or the swimming or even laying out in the sun. I want strawberries. Nice, big, juicy, pick 'em yourself strawberries. Every year my daughter and my MIL spend the day together picking strawberries at a local farm. I think Kierstynne eats just as many as she puts in the basket. I always send extra money for my MIL to put in the donation jar to cover what Kierstynne eats. There is nothing better than straight off the vine, fresh strawberries. My MIL makes jam from them, I freeze some for Strawberry Shortcake later on in the year, and of course, we eat some of them that day. Nothing can beat it.
When I saw the inspirational challenge over on The Pink Elephant, I knew just what kind of card to make. Yep, you guessed it. A card featuring strawberries.
I used a cute stamp set from Fiskar's called Fresh Fruit. It has quite a few fruit images as well as cute sentiments. I used the strawberry image and stamped it out on GP White card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I also stamped the images on the back of a piece of White Mulberry Paper and a piece of Chocolate Mulberry paper. I colored in the strawberries with my BIC markers. I fussy cut all the images out. Using a glue dot I adhered the mulberry "chocolate" to the strawberries and used a white gel pen and a brown BIC marker to draw drizzles on the chocolate. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black and matted it on a piece of pink card stock and notched out the ends to form a banner.
The background patterned paper is from DCWV and had all the colors I was looking for in it. I pulled out a scrap of brown script paper and a piece of dark red plaid paper that looked like a basket pattern. I cut them down to size and adhered them to the center. Using pop dots, I added the strawberries and the sentiment.
Those "chocolate covered strawberries" look good enough to eat. I can taste them now. I hope strawberry pickin' time gets here soon.
Thanks again for stoppin' in. Have a truly blessed day.
For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper and not harm, to give you a hope and a future. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13