It's Not All Black and White

Thursday, June 28, 2007

A Strawberry Pot

I can't really remember the last time I did a Splitcoast challenge. No real reason. But today I actually managed to make this card for the Ways to Use It Challenge: SCALLOPS. Now, that, I can handle.

I started out knowing I wanted to use the scalloped trim stamp from Papertrey's Faux Ribbon, because I have yet to use any of the trims in that set. I've only used the sentiments. I did use it. You can see the two scalloped edges of Old Olive going across the horizontal piece. I colored between the trims with certainly celery and a sponge dauber, as Nichole Heady did in her sneak peaks before this stamp set's release. It gives a nice soft, textured look. Very nice.

Sticking with the scalloped theme, I used my corner rounder (take off the corner guard) to do the large scallops. I like how the scallops are not so deep when using the the corner rounder, as opposed to the slit punch. The strawberry pot was stamped in creamy caramel (stamped off once), then highlighted with really rust and pumpkin pie with an aquapainter. The plant is made of the stems and leaves from PTI's Green Thumb. The center strawberry is cut out and glued on. The strawberry hanging over the pot is cut out and adhered with a dimensional. I just now realized that I didn't do any shadowing. Oops! The sentiment is on Stampin' Up's large oval punch. The photo corner is a half of a 1-3/8" circle punch, sent through the cuttlebug with a swirls embossing folder, then folded around the corner.

I Used:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Faux Ribbon and Green Thumb
Ink: Creamy caramel, real red, certainly celery, old olive, pumpkin pie, really rust, black Versafine

Paper: Papertrey white, SU certainly celery, real red, old olive, retired Sassy designer paper
Other: eyelets, cropodile, oval punch, corner rounder, circle punch, cuttlebug swirl folder, dimensional

19 comments:

Well Said Cards said...

I love this card! I busted out my Green Thumb set this past weekend. I can't seem to make a bad card with any of those stamps.

Amy said...

oh, I love this card Bethany! It's fabulous! The scallops on the side of the card are perfect.

Amy

Rose Ann said...

I love your card and all the scallops! You've done such a beautiful job with those strawberries!

sophia landry said...

This is lovely, especially with those scallops. The strawberry plant you built is also lovely. Once again you have an awsome card!

tanja said...

So, so beautiful! Your layout is perfect!

Karen said...

Great job! Love that card!

Daniela said...

This is so cute!!!

Laura B said...

Very pretty card...I could see this framed on an easel in my kitchen :) TFS

Flossie's Follies said...

What a fantastic card, love the colors you used, have not used the berries in this set but after this card I need to get them out.

Heather said...

Awesome card... I just love the way you made the strawberries look like a real plant. :)

Melissa said...

Fabulous card! The scallops really look awesome!

Robyn said...

What a great card!!!

Kirsten said...

This is adorable! Love the scallops, colors, and strawberries!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

What a perfectly delicious card! Great job!

Alli Miles said...

What a delightful card!

Leslie Miller said...

Great layout and cute images! It's always interesting to see the way imaginative people like you put their cards together. I love it!

chelemom said...

This is such a clever little card! I like your new banner by the way!

Julie Brooks said...

Adorable card!!!

Shabbychick Junk said...

THE SCALLOPS! THE BERRIES! OMG! OMG!

FREAKING OUT HERE! UNBELIEVABLE CARD! YOU ARE ROCKIN PAPERTREY, GIRL! YOU GOTTA SEND THIS INTO NICOLE! OMG!